Behm, Yarbro Successful on Appeal in Trust Litigation

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently released its opinion in In re: Philip Roseman 2012 Irrevocable Gift Trust, a case that involved a determination of whether a property had been fully transferred into a trust.  Margaret L. Behm and Tyler Chance Yarbro successfully represented the trustee at trial and on appeal.

The attorneys at Dodson Parker frequently handle trusts and estate litigation at the trial and appellate level. Click here to learn more about our team.

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Recognizes Donald Capparella

At its 2018 annual convention in Memphis, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Association recognized Donald Capparella for his advocacy.  Capparella was counsel of record for Dedmon v. Steelmanthe 2017 Tennessee Supreme Court case that preserved the “collateral source rule.”  The rule helps ensure that injured people can recover the full value of the medical bills they are charged.

The TTLA works to protect the civil justice system while advocating for accountability and the rights of all citizens. It does that by upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States, advancing the science of jurisprudence, promoting the administration of justice for the public good, and upholding the honor and dignity of the profession of law.

Donald is a long time member of the TTLA . For the 2018-2019 year, he will serve as editor of the Association’s magazine.

TBA Names Connie Clark Recipient of Drowota Award; Behm Quoted on Selection

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark has been named the recipient of the Tennessee Bar Association’s prestigious Justice Frank F. Drowota III Award.  It is the organization’s highest honor for service to the judiciary. The award was announced via a Tennessee Bar Association press release.

In naming her as the honoree, the TBA noted specifically Justice Clark’s implementation of the Access to Justice Commissions’s first-ever strategic plan and the creation of the Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance.

DPBC’s Margaret L. Behm, who served as the first chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission, was quoted on Justice Clark’s selection. “No one in Tennessee knows more about the Tennessee judicial system than Justice Clark, Her entire professional life has been devoted to the service of others and the promotion of the rule of law.”

Justice Clark will accept the award during the TBA’s annual convention in June.

Behm Joins Panel Discussion at RGB Film Screening

Margaret L. Behm was a featured panelist at the Belcourt Theatre’s recent screening of RGB. The film chronicles the life and legacy of pioneering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Behm joined Judge Aleta Trauger (U.S. District Judge for the Middle District, Tennessee) and Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angie Blackshear Dalton in a post-screening discussion at the sold-out event, discussing their perceptions of the film in light of their personal and professional experiences in the legal profession.

Henry Featured Presenter at 2018 Tennessee Business Law Conference

Candi Henry was a featured presenter at the 2018 Tennessee Business Law Conference.  The annual event draws practitioners from across the state and includes presentations on current topics in business law. Henry’s presentation “First Things First” focused on preliminary negotiation techniques that can result in a smoother contracting process.

Capparella Featured Speaker at 2018 Trucking Seminar

Donald Capparella was a featured presenter that the 2018 Trucking Seminar presented by the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. The event was held April 13 at the AT&T Building in Nashville.  Capparella’s presentation, “Top 10 Reasons Lawyers Lose Big Verdicts on Appeal” provided insight and commentary as to the current state of the law where personal injury litigation is concerned.

Capparella is the editor of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Magazine.

Capparella, Yarbro Lead CLE to Benefit Shakespeare Festival

Donald Capparella and Tyler Yarbro led a continuing legal education presentation of “A Comedy of Ethics” on April 9 at the Waller law firm in Nashville. Judge W. Neal McBrayer of the Tennessee Court of Appeals joined Capparella, Yarbro, and performers from the internationally-renowned Nashville Shakespeare Festival in exploring William Shakespeare’s most notorious ethical challenges.

The event was sponsored by Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC and Waller. Proceeds benefited the the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Yarbro Named Managing Partner

We are pleased to announce Tyler Chance Yarbro as managing partner of the firm.

For 30 years, the bedrock principle of our firm has been that lawyers should be community-minded problem-solvers. Tyler typifies that model. She has earned the respect and admiration of our firm, our clients, and the Nashville community, and we are delighted to have her fill this role.

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Behm Spotlighted by WMOT Roots Radio for Women’s History Month

In honor of women’s history month, WMOT Roots Radio is running a series of interviews with prominent women’s voices in Tennessee.  The station recently profiled DPBC’s Margaret Behm, discussing  her beginnings in the legal field and the experiences of opening the first all-women’s law firm in Nashville. To read or listen to the interview click here.


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