About Our Firm
We truly care about our clients' problems and we are committed to understanding your particular needs and addressing those needs with a personal and professional approach.
Professional and Experienced Staff
We believe passionately in what we do and we will never compromise our professional and ethical standards and values. We provide a thorough and careful approach to dealing with and resolving financial problems for individuals and businesses. No case is too large or too small.
We have assembled a team of experienced and professional personnel who are familiar with the intricacies of the bankruptcy process. Our professional team always strives for true excellence in the services we perform. At Reed & Elmquist, we are proud to offer big-firm experience with small-town personal care, serving you from our historic offices in Waxahachie, Texas.
Diane G. Reed, Attorney at Law
Diane Reed has practiced bankruptcy law exclusively since graduating from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 1982. She has had experience working in large and small law offices and has operated her own practice for more than 15 years. Diane has represented individuals as well as small to medium size businesses in the Bankruptcy Courts of Dallas and Ft. Worth and is licensed to practice in all the United States District Courts in Texas.
David W. Elmquist, Attorney at Law
David Elmquist graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1978. After 30 years of practice at two large Dallas law firms where he represented clients in business bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related litigation, David has brought his bankruptcy law and litigation expertise to Waxahachie. During his career, David has represented business and consumer debtors, secured creditors, creditors' committees and bankruptcy trustees. David is admitted to practice in all of the U.S. District Courts in Texas and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. David's name appears in Best Lawyers in America 2010® (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), which is a peer-review survey of top attorneys in the country.
Tina Tuccelli, Attorney at Law
Tina currently represents Chapter 7 Trustee Diane Reed in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, including motion and objection practice, asset recovery and liquidation, and adversary litigation from inception through judgment and appellate phases. Tina graduated with a finance degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003. Tina was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2003 and is licensed to practice law in good standing in all four United States District Courts in Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Our assistants are going to be your daily contacts, so feel free to call on them:
Lani Aker, CLA: Chapter 7 and 13 Paralegal
Regina Burton: Legal Secretary
Karen Bibby: Legal Secretary and Accounting Services
Linda Paquette, ACP: Chapter 11 Paralegal