Posted by anonymous
Although Mr. Riddick is listed as a divorce attorney, his experience in the legal arena over the years results in a broader capacity to guide one through the legalities of life. It gave me the confidence to pursue a divorce that was both reasonable and sane and helped me to secure the assets I have worked hard for throughout my life. An added benefit to the thorough discussions, reasearch and counsel is that it allowed me to transverse a very difficult time in life with some level of peace and dignity. A burden has been lifted and I can move on with my life knowing that I'm doing right by the people in my life, without all of the burdens I've been carrying for years. Regardless of how it turns out in the end, the process has been healing.
Posted by S. D. L.
I was referred to Mr. Riddick from a Partner in a super prestigious D.C. Law Firm. The Partner told me that I needed to see a man named Johnny Riddick. She told me that he was a really talented and experienced lawyer. When I met him, and after my initial consultation, I knew he was the lawyer for me. Basically, I had been in a long term relationship with a complete slickster. I had at stake well over two million dollars, a perfect credit rating, and a reputation as an honest businesswoman. The man was trying to destroy me. Mr. Riddick told me that he would handle it, and he told me after that first meeting, "I will handle your matter, and I will do a great job for you".
It took a little over a year, but my case was resolved just before the trial. I paid a very small amount of money, and got the case settled. In exchange, I got rid of a slickster. And I got my life back.
Mr. Riddick helped me to see my life clearly, and help me to make correct decisions about my future. It is difficult to describe how beautifully he and his stiff treated me. He is an extremely patient man, and a terrific lawyer. I thank God for Johnny Riddick. I have my life back! S
Posted by AFJ
I was referred to Mr. Riddick by someone who works in the courthouse. He told me that Mr. Riddick was really experienced in support matters. I had back child support due of more than $64,000.00, which went back more than 15 years. However, during that period of time I had become disabled, I was shot years ago in the back. I am on disability. But the child support was still due. I live in Pennsylvania, and could not easily get down to D.C.
So Mr. Riddick was asked to help me, and called me in Pennsylvania. I explained to him what was happening to me. He listened carefully, as I told him that I owed $64,000.00 in child support. After listening, Mr. Riddick told me he would help me.
Over a period of several months, he communicated with me and we came up with a plan. Mr. Riddick then went with me to court.
What happened amazed me. Mr. Riddick had several meetings and two court hearings on my case. At the end he got my child support reduced to $3,500.00, which I pay in monthly payments of $100.00, a figure I can easily afford. I am beyond happy with my result.
When I left court to head back to Pennsylvania, I asked Mr. Riddick how much I owed him. He said, "Sir, your bill is zero, you owe me nothing, God Bless You". I just hugged him.
What a wonderful man, and a great lawyer. His work changed my life.
Posted by KH
I was referred to Mr. Riddick by the D.C. Fire Department, I am a Firefighter of many years. My case involved custody of my 9 year old son. His mother and I were not married. His mother wanted to restrict my visitation to every other weekend, and she did not want me to have the right to share in decision making. She also wanted to make me pay an obscene amount of monthly child support, and she wanted almost $50,000.00 in retroactive child support.
I retained Mr. Riddick after my first visit with him . I felt confident that he knew what he was doing, and that he cared about my situation. My son's mother strung the case out for almost two years, because she was determined to be in control. We actually met, with both our attorneys, and settled most of the issues in the case. However, after the meeting my son's mother denied that we had ever come to an agreement.
So we had to have a 3 day trial. Long story short. After the trial, I was granted twice the visitation that my son's mother wanted me to have, awarded joint custody, I pay more than $500.00 LESS in monthly child support than she was seeking, I saved more than $30,000 in retroactive child support, and I was allowed to pay retroactive in $100 monthly installments.
In other words I got a wonderful result. I owe that man big time.
Posted by Rosita
I came to see Mr. Riddick about a divorce. A very dear friend and neighbor, who happens to also be an attorney, referred me to him. I was represented at the time by a capable attorney, but because of problematic communication, had apparently entered into a deal to sell the marital home and equally divide the proceeds. My now ex-husband was a very experienced attorney himself, and I believe he pulled a fast one over on my lawyer.
So I came to see Mr. Riddick, and carefully explained my circumstances. He asked me what I wanted. I told him I wanted to keep my home, and not be forced to move out. I also told him that I did not think it fair that we equally divide the proceeds. He told me he needed to think about it for a day or so. I came back to see him, and he told me a couple of ways to get what I believed was fair.
For the next year, the case was in court on various motions. Long story short, literally less than one (1) minute before the very last court hearing was to have begun, the case was settled.
Here is what I got. I got to "keep" the marital home. And moreover, I saved well more than $100,000.00 in buying my ex-husband out.
I am more than pleased. I am ecstatic. My result was exceptional. And at each juncture in the process, Mr. Riddick would bring me into his office, and carefully explain what he was trying to accomplish, and the risks and possible rewards of his strategy. Further, Mr. Riddick treated me with the utmost respect and tenderness. He did not talk down to me, and he encouraged my questions of his strategy and legal methods.
He is a quite exceptional lawyer, and an exceptionally caring man.
Posted by Earl
I have known Mr. Riddick for nearly 25 years and he has represented either me or my family members on a number of occasions during that time. Mr. Riddick has been and is very professional and courteous in his representation of his clients. While no lawyer can guarantee a successful result, Mr. Riddick will guarantee his clients that he will fight and give his best in his representation. Mr. Riddick is always timely in his compliance with court orders and for his clients, he timely returns their calls and keeps them informed about their case's status. i was particularly impressed with Mr. Riddick's settlement and negotiation skills. I regard Mr. Riddick as one of DC's best practitioners and would recommend him highly.
Posted by DR. M
I came to see Mr. Riddick about an extremely complex matter, involving my career as a physician. I knew he was known primarily for his skill as a domestic relations lawyer, but I knew he also handled other types of legal matters.
My legal matter involved a fraudulent judgment obtained against me nearly twenty years ago. This judgment had grown to more than a half million dollars. More disturbingly, the judgment was affecting my ability to participate in certain health coverage plans. This exclusion from certain health coverage plans was hurting my ability to grow my medical practice.
Mr. Riddick started working on my case. One year later, here was the result I got. The debt was extinguished in its entirety, and the exclusion was completely lifted. This was a life and career changing outcome.
I love that guy. I would enthusiastically recommend him.
Posted by RCM
I was referred to Mr. Riddick by a relative, a cousin. Mr. Riddick had handled estate matters for my cousin's mother. My cousin spoke really highly of Mr. Riddick, and indicated that he was very experienced and charged reasonable fees. So I came to Mr. Riddick about an estate matter. My older brother had died, and I needed assistance in handling his estate. Mr. Riddick agreed to handle the matter.
Mr. Riddick filed for and handled the estate matter professionally, and the work was done in a very timely manner. Near the end, we learned that my brother left more debt than assets. So what do you think Mr. Riddick did? He shared with me that he had a younger brother who had recently passed, and in that same conversation, he decided to forgive his entire legal fee. He told me that since the estate did not have more assets than debts, it just did not make sense for me to have to pay anything other the costs to file the estate. Tell me a lawyer who would do all the work, and at the end not charge a legal fee?
He is a really special kind of lawyer and different kind of man. I recommend him highly.
Posted by JT
My husband chose to leave me after 33 tears of marriage. It devastated me. I loved him. Shortly afterwards I received a letter from his attorney. The letter was accompanied by a proposed settlement agreement, which basically provided for us to sell everything (we had two homes), and equally divide the proceeds. We also both had government pensions. I was pissed off! So I started looking for an attorney.
I started researching online for a qualified divorce attorney. I had more than a million dollars at stake so I had to have someone with a lot of experience. I interviewed several lawyers. Mr. Riddick was the last attorney I interviewed. Once I met with him, however, it did not take me long to realize that he was the attorney I wanted. He talked to me about the law in a way that other lawyers did not. It was clear to me that he was a really talented attorney.
He asked me what I wanted. I told him that I felt like since it was my husband who broke up our marriage, I was entitled to BOTH Houses, and everything in them. He told me to allow him a couple of days to develop a strategy to get it done.
When we met several days later, he talked to me about what he felt was the best way for me to get what I wanted. He shared his ideas about strategy, and they made sense to me. So I approved his strategy and he went to work.
About four months later here's what I got. I got to keep BOTH HOUSES by paying a reasonable buy-out figure that I could easily afford. I also got all of the other things I felt I was entitled to.
So while I am not happy that my marriage ended, I am thrilled with the results I got. Mr. Riddick's legal work is amazing. I thank God for that man.
Posted by C.W.
I came to Mr. Riddick about a custody case. My situation was unusual. My child's father had another child by a different woman, and that mother had been involved in a court case with my child's father. Same issues. So a friend suggested that I call the lawyer who had represented the other mother. It just so happened that Mr. Riddick was the attorney who had represented the other mother in court, and I knew that he had been successful in the other case. Initially, I had another attorney serving me, but she was not responsive to me, or in my mind acting in my child's best interests. So I made a change.
When I came to see Mr. Riddick, I brought a relative. In my interview with him, he listened carefully to my concerns, and he made feel that he would do what was best for my daughter. Mr. Riddick also suggested that I make every effort to try to work things out before going to court. He made clear that he expected me to do all that I could to resolve the matter without taking the father to court. And I did just that.
Here was my problem. I started having constant disagreements about custody and visitation with my child's father. So we had to go to court. On the first court hearing, my child's father consented just before the hearing was to begin, to joint legal and sole physical custody to me.
But afterwards he stopped speaking to me and his daughter. The problem was that our child was in a great but very expensive private school, and for her to get tuition aid, both parents had to provide financial information. My child's father just refused to be cooperative. And to make matters worse, the school made clear that if both parents did not submit their financial information, our child would not receive further tuition assistance. Our daughter had been in that school for 8 years, and I was determined to keep her there. The school indicated that if I had sole custody, the child could remain and qualify for assistance based solely on my income.
Mr. Riddick wrote to the school and told them that he was going to do whatever it took to remove the roadblock to the child remaining at that school, and he did just that. He filed for sole custody. We had a trial in the winter of 2014. Less than six weeks later, I received an Order granting me sole custody. My daughter will now get to remain in a great school that she absolutely loves attending.
I really appreciate how Mr. Riddick communicated with me during the process, and his understanding of my situation as a parent himself. He shared with me that he had a daughter, and I felt he tried to be empathetic. His courtroom work was straightforward and effective. I recommend him.