Wells, Purcell & Kraatz

Meet Our Team


Meg Tweed – Paralegal

Meg is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She is a paralegal with Wells, Purcell & Kraatz and has worked at the firm since October of 2015, bringing eleven years of prior legal experience to the team. Meg is involved in our cases from the time a potential client walks through our doors until the time the client’s case is settled, either prior to trial or following trial. She is determined to ensure there are no loose ends on any client’s case. Outside of the office, Meg enjoys spending time with her husband, Curt, and their dogs, Yoda and Lemmy. She loves traveling, her friends, the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys!


Debbie Montgomery – Paralegal

Debbie Montgomery is a legal assistant with Wells, Purcell & Kraatz and has been employed in this capacity since February 2, 1987. She specializes in litigation and is very involved in all aspects of case from filing of lawsuit until its completion through trial or settlement. In addition to work, she is very family oriented. Debbie has two sons and one two-year old granddaughter. A majority of her time outside of work is spent caring for her parents and her mother-in-law and devoting as much time to her granddaughter as possible.


Mary Helen Cornelius – Litigation Specialist

Mary Helen Cornelius joined Wells, Purcell & Kraatz as a legal assistant in 2002. She works in both the pre-litigation and litigation of personal injury claims. She is also the marketing coordinator and blogger for the law firm. She enjoys interacting with clients in person and on the blog! She is a life-long resident of Fort Worth, attending Arlington Heights High School and the University of North Texas. In her spare time Mary Helen Cornelius enjoys reading, being with family, volunteering, traveling, and a good margarita!


LaDonna Sandifer – CFO

LaDonna Sandifer has over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping. She has been employed by Wells, Purcell & Kraatz as the bookkeeper since 2011. She handles all the financial duties at the firm so the lawyers can focus on helping people.

When she is not working she spends most of her time with her husband and seven year old daughter. She is an active board member of the PTA and spends time volunteering.


Jack Dineen – Adjuster

Our adjuster, Jack Dineen, started working at Wells, Purcell and Kraatz in 1985—thirty two years ago! Before joining the team, Jack worked as a claims adjuster and supervisor for Aetna. What he enjoys most about working at the law firm is being able to help others during a time when they are hurt, confused, and unsure about their next steps. “Our clients know they have a shoulder to lean on and someone who can answer their questions. They feel confident that WPK law firm will take care of them.”

Outside of the office Jack is very involved in his church and enjoys taking care of his chickens and his horse (Doc), working outside, and helping his neighbors. Additionally, he loves supporting his daughter, who restores old homes; his son-in-law, who coaches youth baseball teams at the YMCA, and his son, who is a farmer.