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When you hire Ellis & Tidwell LLP for your legal needs, you get a dedicated team that's ready to work hard to protect your rights. We're a full-service litigation and transactional fields firm. Depend on us for outstanding service for any legal matter.

Whether you are facing divorce or child custody matters, or in need of an estate planning and probate attorney, we have the experience you need.

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No matter what type of civil or criminal matter you've been involved in, we can help.

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Edward D. Ellis



Undergraduate: Texas A&M - Commerce, Texas - B.B.A. Degree 1969

Law School: University of Tulsa - J.D. 1972


Professional affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Northeast Texas Bar Association

American Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association


History of practice

• Former trial attorney with the Litigation Center of The Equal Employment Commission

• Former felony prosecutor with the County/District Attorney's Office of Lamar County, Texas

• Private Practice in Lamar County, Texas since 1986 and have concentrated in the areas of real estate, contracts,

  wills and probate, business and corporate law, adoption, family law, personal injury litigation, bankruptcy, and mediation.


Community involvement

Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Greater Paris

Board Member - Netseo Trails Council of America

Curriculum Committee for the Paralegal Program at Texas A&M - Commerce, Texas

Magistrate Judge Selection Committee - United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Traffic Commission - City of Paris Lamar County Child Welfare Board

Board Member of the Greater Paris Development Foundation



R. Wesley Tidwell



Undergraduate: Texas A&M - Commerce, Texas - B.S. 1990

Law School: University of Tulsa - J.D. 1993


Professional affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Lamar County Bar Association

Northeast Texas Bar Association

Fifth Circuit Bar Association


History of practice

• Previously a partner with The Moore Law Firm, L.L.P. - September 1995 to August 2002

• Formed Ellis, Young & Tidwell, L.L.P. in August 2002 with Ed Ellis, Gary D. Young and Sydney Young

• Reorganized firm after Mr. Young won the race for Lamar County Attorney

• Primary Practice Areas include commercial and business litigation, labor and employment litigation,

  personal injury, probate, criminal law


Community involvement

Board Member - Paris Golf and Country Club

Board Member - Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley