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Dana L. Reynolds

also known as Dana Leigh Reynolds, Dana Reynolds

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Ms. Reynolds, a native Wilmingtonian, is the founding Member of the Law Offices of Dana L. Reynolds, LLC.  She focuses her practice in the areas of Family/Divorce Law, Criminal Law/DUI, and artificial reproductive technology law.  She has significant experience in both Federal and State jurisdictions.


Just prior to founding the Law Offices of Dana L. Reynolds, LLC, Ms. Reynolds worked as an associate attorney at the nationally renowned Delaware law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., in the firm's Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group.  There she represented a variety of national and regional clients, including Fortune 500 corporate debtors, liquidating trusts and trustees, receivers and monitors in foreign proceedings, financial institutions as senior secured lenders and ad hoc committees of creditors, in multi-million dollar bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization proceedings under chapters 7, 11 and 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Ms. Reynolds’ reviewed, objected to and/or settled thousands of claims made by creditors, former employees, landlords and federal and state agencies against bankruptcy estates, resolved contract disputes and prosecuted preference actions on behalf of plaintiff-debtors in the context of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.


Before working at Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Ms. Reynolds served as law clerk to the Hon. Jane R. Roth, Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District.  While clerking at the federal appellate court, Ms. Reynolds reviewed and analyzed trial and administrative law judge decisions and drafted bench memoranda and proposed precedential and non-precedential opinions resolving, among other things, contract disputes, business torts, and employment, environmental, criminal judgment and sentencing, immigration, social security disability and federal and state constitutional matters.


Prior to her federal appellate clerkship, Ms. Reynolds was the law clerk to the Hon. Chandlee Johnson Kuhn, Chief Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware.  There, she gained valuable experience in domestic relations and criminal and sentencing matters including adoption, termination of parental rights, divorce, complex marital property distribution, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody, spousal support, child protection, guardianship, domestic violence/PFAs, and juvenile adjudications of delinquency and expungement of records thereof.  During her clerkship at the Family Court, Ms. Reynolds also acted as a designee of the Chief Judge and the Family Court to the Bar-Bench-Media Conference, Wilmington HOPE Commission, Child Protection Accountability Commission, Fatal Incident Review Team, Delaware Girls Initiative and Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.


In addition to her diverse legal experience, Ms. Reynolds comes from a hospitality business background and has an in-depth understanding of the challenges, obstacles and opportunities for the food and beverage industry.  After graduating from Cornell University's prestigious hospitality business school, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, with a major in Food and Beverage Management, Ms. Reynolds worked in the fine wine industry.  First, as a Wine Advisor at New York City’s world-renowned Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, Ms. Reynolds advised clients in strategic investment, consignment, purchase, and storage of fine and rare wines and assisted in wine valuation for consignment and auction through Sotheby’s New York.  Thereafter, as an Estates Group Account Manager for premier West Coast wine and liquor distributor, Young’s Market Company, Ms. Reynolds was responsible for driving millions of dollars in wine sales in top Zagat-rated restaurants, wine shops, and hotels in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley.  At Young’s Market Company, Ms. Reynolds worked with chefs and restaurant owners to create unique and award-winning wine lists, arranged and conducted wine dinners and public tasting events, and assisted clients in the opening of new restaurants and hotels by facilitating the opening of credit accounts, securing on- and off-premise alcoholic beverage licensing and training of alcoholic beverage servers.  Through her unique wine experience, Ms. Reynolds gained extensive knowledge of the three-tier alcohol distribution model existing in the United States.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    5 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Steven L Butler

    Dana is a knowledgeable hardworking attorney that strives to provide the best representation to her clients while also taking the time to share her experience and expertise with other attorneys.

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    Steven Butler Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dominic J Balascio

    I have had the pleasure of working with Dana on many matters. Her commitment to the client is outstanding. Moreover, she is a team-player with the other lawyers involved. I have personally referred family to her. She is top-notch.

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    Dominic Balascio Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Dana L. Reynolds, LLC

30C Trolley Square
Wilmington, DE, 19806-2184

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DEActive200611/15/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Outstanding Recent Alumna AwardWidner University School of Law2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateRichards, Layton & Finger, P.A.2008 - 2010
Law Clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth, Senior JudgeUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit2007 - 2008
Law Clerk to the Honorable Chandlee Johnson Kuhn, Chief JudgeThe Family Court of the State of Delaware2006 - 2007
Account Manager for Fine Wine DivisionYoungs Market Company - The Estates Group1999 - 2003
Wine AdvisorSherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits1998 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Melson-Arsht American Inn of CourtMember2010 - Present
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS)Volunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Office of the Child AdvocateVolunteer Attorney2008 - Present
Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA)Member2006 - Present
Richard S. Rodney American Inn of CourtBarrister2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Leiner Health Products, Inc., et al., Case No. 08-10446,N/A
W.R. Grace, et al., Case No. 01-01139N/A
Crown Village Farm, LLC, Case No. 09-11522N/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Cornell University School of Hotel AdministrationFood & Beverage ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Delaware State Bar AssociationAssisted Reproductive Technology and The Law2015
2010 Widener Law Professionalism DayBuilding a Professional Identity2010
11/11/10 CLE LectureSelected Topics in Child Custody Matters2010