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Scott Benjamin Riddle

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.7   3 reviews

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    30%
    We are a full service Bankruptcy firm representing individuals, businesses and other parties in Bankruptcy cases and Bankruptcy litigation. We provide expert and sophisticated representation and can quickly assess your situation and identify the best options for you. Scott began his career as a judicial clerk to one of most respected Bankruptcy Judges in the country, followed by several years in the Bankruptcy section of a large international law firm.

    31 years

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    30%
    We have represented business and individuals in Chapter 11 cases. We have also represented committees, committee member, Chapter 11 Trustees and court appointed receivers. Scott began his career as a judicial clerk to one of most respected Bankruptcy Judges in the country, followed by several years in the Bankruptcy section of a large international law firm.

    31 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    We represents businesses and individuals in business and corporate litigation, derivative actions, real estate and construction litigation and general business disputes throughout the state of Georgia.

    31 years

  4. Foreclosure
    15%
    We represents businesses and individuals in business and corporate litigation, derivative actions, real estate and construction litigation and general business disputes throughout the state of Georgia.

    31 years

Scott Riddle has almost 25 years experience in Bankruptcy and litigation, and provides skilled representation to individuals and small and mid-size businesses. 

 

Scott graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BSBA in 1987 and received his JD, with honors, in 1991. After graduation from law school, Scott clerked for two years for Judge W. Homer Drake, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. He then spent several years in the bankruptcy and litigation sections of Troutman Sanders, LLP prior to starting his own firm.

 

Scott has spoken at several continuing education seminars, and in the community, has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Buckhead Business Association, Rotary Club and North Point Community Church.  Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, and American Bankruptcy Institute.  He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

 

The firm's practice focuses on bankruptcy and litigation. Scott has represented Chapter 11 debtors, creditors, trustees and other interested parties in bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation. He has significant experience in litigating breach of fiduciary duty and other corporate governance claims in the context of bankruptcy proceedings.  Scott publishes one of the oldest and most popular Bankruptcy Blogs in the country (www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com) and is a contributor for the Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers Network (www.gabankruptcylawyersnetwork.com)

 

On the litigation side, Scott's practice has focused on corporate litigation, derivative actions, real estate litigation and general business disputes. He has been counsel in several high profile mortgage fraud cases as well as disputes involving commercial and golf course developments.

 

On the personal side, Scott is very active in the community.  He regularly volunteers at the Atlanta Mission and other organizations, and is active in his church.  He has also led and organized mission and relief trips to several countries, including Chile, Haiti and Russia, and has traveled to several other countries with mission organizations. 

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Licensed for 31 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Scott

Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC
3340 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA, 30326

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | March 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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I called Mr. Riddle and left a message. He PERSONALLY returned my call within 10 minutes. He was very polite, professional, knowledgeable, understanding and dare I say comforting to speak with. The advice he gave was extremely helpful. If you're in a jam and overwhelmed and confused on how to proceed, I recommend giving Mr. Riddle a call.
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Posted by David | January 16, 2013
Top-notch attorney!!
I am very satisfied with my experience in hiring Scott to represent me. He is very professional, understanding, diligent, hard working, and efficient. I could not be happier with the results of his work and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice and service from an experienced, knowledgeable attorney. He will not let you down and will keep you informed every step of the way. You will be glad you hired him and he will do an excellent job for you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
I had a email chat with Mr. Riddle. He answered my questions that I wonted to know. Not what I wonted to here, but it is what it is. It's my fault for not having GAP Insurance. I'll ever do that again lol. Thank you sir.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Troutman Sanders
  • 1993 - 1996
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, ND Georgia
  • Hon. W. H. Drake, Jr.
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of North Carolina
  • BSBA
  • 1987
  • Georgia State University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Hurston v. Anzo, 2016 WL 7443170 (Bankr. N.D. Ga 2016)
  • Judgment for or client.
  • Hurston v. Anzo, 2016 WL 1178357 (Bankr. N.D. Ga 2016)
  • Summary Judgments denied, the case proceeded to trial.
  • Barnhardt v. Seale, Adv. Proc. No. 09-06321 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. Nov. 23, 2016)
  • Summary Judgment for Client
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Associations

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Buckhead Business Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Kiwanis Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Board Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • 1991 - Present
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Complex Bankruptcy Issues
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2009
  • Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
  • 2009
  • Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Basics
  • Chapter 7 Basics
  • 2008
  • Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Law and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • 2008
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Riddle is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Riddle provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can't believe I haven't endorsed Mr. Riddle before now, (and was sure I had.) For years his answers on Avvo have been accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We have crossed paths on AVVO. Scott is a great attorney who is able to quickly grasp the substance of the question and provide a brief yet exhaustive response supported by a sound legal judgment and evidence."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Riddle provides consistently accurate and helpful answers to Avvo Askers. These are qualities a client should look for when looking for a lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer’s work. His answers are succinct and to the point."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Riddle's advice on this forum is characteristically sensible and direct."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Other
"Scott has invaluable knowledge of the law, I proudly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He always gets the answers right."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is exceptionally qualified in his field. He is well qualified and is an excellent advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His responses are thorough and correct."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated and passionate attorney who knows the law well."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Riddle takes time out of his busy schedule to provide practical and foolproof advice as a service to the community. His answers show great skill and knowledge of bankruptcy law, a highly complex area of law. I recommend attorney Riddle with pleasure and confidence."
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