Monthly Updates on Tennessee Tort Law Cases
As a Tennessee tort law attorney, you struggle each day with the complicated and constantly changing issues in Tennessee tort law. Researched and prepared for you by prominent Tennessee attorney Donald Capparella, month after month, you'll receive a summary, discussion, and analysis on all of the important tort cases and new acts of the previous month -- the cases and acts that impact your Tennessee practice
Tennessee trial attorneys subscribe to Tennessee Tort Law Letter because it reports on and analyzes decisions and developments of critical interest to their clients, cases, and trial strategy.
Tennessee Tort Law Letter is written and edited each month by Nashville attorney Donald Caparella with the law firm of Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella PC. Half of his practice involves cases of all types in the state and federal appellate courts. The other half involves trials in a wide variety of civil cases. He is co-author of the second edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault and is the editor of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th edition of the Handbook of Appellate Practice.
Tennessee Tort Law Letter is written and edited each month by Nashville attorney Donald Capparella with the law firm of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC. A litigator with more than 25 years of experience, he devotes half of his practice to appeals, with the other half involving trial-level work in civil cases. He has been named by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® in three practice areas, and he was named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Metro Nashville Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year."
Capparella has been counsel for many of Tennessee’s landmark cases over the last twenty years. He served as amicus counsel in McIntyre v. Balentine, which brought comparative fault to Tennessee. He was also counsel in the Tennessee Supreme Court cases that established loss of consortium damages in wrongful death actions and abolished the open and obvious rule. He was lead counsel in Martin v. Norfolk Southern Railroad Company, through which the Tennessee Supreme Court clarified the summary judgment standard in Tennessee.
He is co-author of the Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault and is the editor of Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee.
Assisting Capparella are Candi Henry, Tyler Chance Yarbro, and Jason Gichner.
Candi Henry is Of Counsel with Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC. She provides businesses and municipal agencies advice on a wide range of matters, and she focuses her litigation practice on appeals. She is also an adjunct professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management at Tennessee Technological University. She is an assistant editor of the Tennessee Practice series on guardianships and conservatorships and an assistant editor of the Appellate Advocacy handbook. She previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William C. Koch, Jr. on both the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Tyler Chance Yarbro, an attorney at Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, focuses her practice on litigation and provides counsel in employment matters, personal injury, and criminal law. A former Metro Nashville Public Defender, Yarbro has represented thousands of clients and helmed numerous jury trials. She has been named by the Nashville Post as one of “Nashville’s Law Leaders Rising,” and she was named by the Nashville Business Journal to its 2013 “Best of the Bar” list.
Jason Gichner, also with Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, is a veteran litigator who maintains a general litigation practice, with emphasis on criminal law, complex civil litigation, and business disputes. He also has an active estate planning practice with a particular interest in Special Needs Trusts. A former senior trial attorney at the Office of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender, he is a graduate of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute in Laramie, Wyoming, and he received extensive training in forensic science through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Justice. Jason is adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Vanderbilt University Law School.