Candi R. Henry

Director of Legal Writing
Voice: 615-254-2291

Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella PC
1310 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208


Harvard, 2001

Juris Doctor
University of Tennessee College of Law, 2005

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 2006

Court Admissions (and Year)
Tennessee Supreme Court, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2008

Professional Memberships & Activities

Board of Professional Responsibility, Hearing Panel Member 2019-present
Board of Law Examiners, Assistant Attorney, 2014-21
Barrister, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Lawyers Association for Women:

  • Program Committee 2021
  • Symposium Planning Committee 2015-16

Nashville Bar Association:

  • Chair, Solo & Small Law Firms Committee, 2019
  • Co-Chair Appellate Practice Committee, 2010-2012

Tennessee Supreme Court:

  • Tennessee Law Course Committee, 2018
  • Indigent Representation Task Force, Drafting Committee, 2016

Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts, 2008-present

Tennessee Bar Association:

  • President’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Exam, 2018
  • Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, 2011-16

Civic Memberships & Activities

Harvard Club of Middle Tennessee:

  • Board of Directors, 2010-2018
  • Harvard College Admissions Interviewer, 2003-2015

Nashville Public Education Foundation; Parent Cabinet, 2017-2018

Rigorous Writing Exercise
Legal Skills & Values I (2014-2020)

Accolades & Distinctions

Thomson Reuters Superlawyers Mid-South 2021, 2020
Superlawyers Mid-South Rising Stars 2014-2019
Fellow, Nashville Bar Association
Fellow, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Nashville’s Top 30 under 30 2009  (designated by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)


“How to Advise Startups: What Your Clients Want You to Know” Nashville Bar Journal August 2019
Assistant Editor, Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee (Nash. Bar. Assoc. 4th editions-present)
Assistant Editor, Tennessee Tort Law Letter (monthly publication, BLR/M. Lee Smith Publishers) (2008-2015)
Assoc. Editor, Tennessee Practice series, Vol. 15, Ch. 10-11 (Elder Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships) (2011-13)
“Judicial Selection in Tennessee: Deciding ‘The Decider’” 1 Belmont L. Rev. 143 (2014), co-authored with Margaret L. Behm
“Sign Here: The ‘But I Didn’t Read It’ Rule in Tennessee”, Tennessee Bar Journal, 39 Tenn. Bar J. (April 2012) co-authored with Donald Capparella

Presentations & Speeches

Instructor, Tennessee Law Course, “Employment Law in Tennessee,” Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, 2018-present
“Writing Rules You Don’t Know You Don’t Know,” Tennessee Department of Human Services Annual Training, November 19, 2019
“First Things First: Tennessee Business Law Conference Preliminary Business Contract Negotiation, Necessities, Tips and Tricks,” Tennessee Business Law Conference, May 3, 2018
“Best Practices in Legal Writing,” Williamson County Bar Association, November 3, 2017
“Contract Law for Family Lawyers,” 10th Annual Family Law Conference for Tenn. Practitioners, December 2, 2016
“Rules You Don’t Know: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Court Rules, and Standards of Review,” 9th Annual Law Conference for Tenn. Practitioners, November 12, 2015
“Anatomy of an Appeal — Appellate Practice for the Trial Lawyer,” co-presenter with Hon. W. Neal McBrayer and John C. Hayworth, Nashville Bar Association, April 16, 2015

Significant Cases

In re Estate of Smallman, 398 S.W.3d 134 (Tenn. 2013)
Morrison v. Allen, 338 S.W.3d 314 (Tenn. 2011)