Dean A. Riddle, Shareholder

Dean A. Riddle is a founding shareholder of Riddle & Williams, P.C. and concentrates his practice on community association law and commercial litigation. He provides legal services to property owners associations, their boards of directors and developers in all types of legal matters, including: construction defect litigation; business litigation; general litigation; creation of planned communities; contract drafting and negotiations; preparation, interpretation and rewriting of governing documents; zoning; covenant enforcement; recovery of assessments; foreclosure proceedings; corporate matters; legislative drafting; and risk reduction.

Dean’s litigation experience is substantial and diverse in both state and federal courts, and includes construction defect claims, contested/wrongful foreclosures, contract disputes, bad faith insurance practices, wrongful death, defense of breach of duty claims against property owners associations and their boards of directors, and employment discrimination. Recently, Dean authored the condominium foreclosure chapter of the State Bar of Texas Foreclosure Manual (3rd Edition). He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a prestigious group of trial lawyers limited to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

He is AV Preeminent® 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.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • B.A. 1981
  • J.D. 1985

Practice Areas

  • Community Association Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court (2019)
  • Texas (1990)
    U.S. District Court for Northern, Eastern Districts
  • North Carolina (1988)
    U.S. District Court for Eastern, Western Districts
  • Georgia (1985)
    U.S. District Court for Northern District

Professional Memberships

  • 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

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