Dean A. Riddle, Senior Partner
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A. 1981
- J.D. 1985
- Community Association Law
- Real Estate
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Defect Litigation
Dean A. Riddle
Attorney at Law
Shareholder, Riddle & Williams, P.C.
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
- U.S. District Court for Northern, Eastern Districts
North Carolina (1988)
- U.S. District Court for Eastern, Western Districts
- U.S. District Court for Northern District
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- American Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- President of Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI), 1994
- Texas Community Association Advocates
Dean A. Riddle (Shareholder) received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and 1985. He is licensed to practice law in and is a member of the state bars of Texas (1990), Georgia (1985) and North Carolina (1988) and has represented clients in at least ten states.
He is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina, the U. S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia and the U. S. District Court for Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Riddle previously worked for a large, nationally recognized, full-service law firm which trained him in litigation techniques and real estate law.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section and Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. In 1994, as a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, he was chairman of the Homeowners’ Rights Committee. Mr. Riddle served two separate terms on the Board of Directors of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and served as its President in 1994. He has written and lectured extensively on numerous topics impacting community associations at the state and national level.
As an active member of CAI, Mr. Riddle has served as a delegate to the Texas Legislative Action Committee from 1993 to the present, has actively participated in drafting proposed legislation affecting planned communities, and has received numerous awards including speaker of the year, outstanding service and Hall of Fame. Mr. Riddle is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States with membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Mr. Riddle is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive.
Unique Foreclosure/Collections Experience
Dean is a founding shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Collectronics, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider that has transformed the collection and foreclosure industry. Dean and his law partner, Lance E. Williams, created Collectronics’® flagship application, CollectMinder®, to help them better manage and track the thousands of collection cases referred to them for collection.
Before CollectMinder, case tracking, document creation, filing, calendaring and reporting was largely a manual task that was ripe for human error and inefficiencies. Unable to find a cloud-based application that integrated all of these functions, Dean and Lance set out to create their own cloud-based application. The result, CollectMinder, is now used by attorneys throughout the United States in all areas of collection and foreclosure, from assessment collection and lien foreclosure to rent collection, tax collection, first lien foreclosures, garnishments, evictions, executions, timeshare collection, and credit card collections.
By incorporating the legally required mechanics of the foreclosure and collection processes into a cloud-based application, creating prompts and reminders to pro-actively manage accounts, and automating the document creation and mailing process, Riddle & Williams, P.C. has minimized the risks and liabilities associated with its collection practice and improved the timeliness and accuracy of legal services, while at the same time providing real-time information to its clients regarding the status of collection matters and the legal fees and costs associated with those matters.
The state-of-the-art technological advantages and capabilities of CollectMinder afford attorneys and their clients throughout the United States with the opportunity to enjoy customized and optimized legal collection procedures, cloud storage (paperless files), real-time tracking of collection and foreclosure accounts, and online status reports offered in a client-friendly interface accessible 24/7/365 from wherever the user has access to the Internet.