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Audrey Melissia Riddle

Estate planning Attorney at Chesterfield, MO

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Audrey Melissia Black Riddle, A. Melissia Riddle


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     A. Melissia Riddle, Esq. is the founding member of the Riddle Law Group located in Chesterfield, Missouri.  She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993.  Ms. Riddle’s practice primarily focuses on estate planning, special needs planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary litigation, with an emphasis on trust and estate litigation.  Her practice also includes officer and director liability, real estate litigation, and appellate practice. 

     Ms. Riddle’s experience in trust and estate litigation brings a wealth of insight to assisting clients with their planning needs, as she often understands and recognizes areas which could potentially lead to protracted litigation if not properly addressed in the planning stages.  In approaching an estate plan, one of her main objectives is maintaining familial relationships which are easily and catastrophically damaged without a customized, well-tailored plan in place which takes into consideration varying family dynamics.

     Ms. Riddle has written and lectured extensively on the topics of trust and estate litigation, trustee liability, and probate practice and procedure.  Ms. Riddle is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association.  She has been named as a National Association of Professional Women’s Executive Woman of the Year for 2013.  Ms. Riddle also previously served on the Board of Directors for CASA, for OASIS, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Adam Morgan Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides resources, equipment and interventions to families raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at little or no cost.  

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Licensed for 29 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/01/2023
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Riddle Law Group
16401 Swingley Ridge Rd Ste 110
Chesterfield, MO, 63017-0765

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Posted by Jo Anna | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate and Trusts
Melissia is not only very knowledgeable, determined and precise in all her work, she has deep compassion for the work she does for you as well as for you personally as her client. I recommend Melissia to everyone I know.
Posted by Earl | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dealing with an unexpected legal issue
I was surprised to receive a summons regarding a property I had deeded over years ago in a divorce. One of those irritating little things brought on by details truly out of your control. None the less it needed to be dealt with in timely and professional manner to avoid further complications. Having previously found I could depend on Ms. Riddle to do things in a most proficient manner. I placed the matter in her hands. She and her team made the necessary contacts and prepared the required documents to get the matter resolved to everyone's satisfaction. Especially mine, they do great work. I find this lady to be dependable and more trustworthy than people I had dealt with in my distant past. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her firm to anyone I know. She and the team are incredibly responsive to inquiries and do a most excellent job keeping their clients fully informed of what is happening throughout the process. This alone is most refreshing since it relieves the tension which always accompanies legal matters that can result in serious consequences financially. If you find yourself looking for legal counsel, I would appreciate it if you contact Ms. Riddle and her associates. I am sure you won't regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
A few years back, we had an issue with encroachment on our private driveway. This was a complicated situation, as our private property is located in a downtown area, and all of our "neighbors" are in fact tenants of landlords, who in many cases are "absentee." At this time, Melissia specialized in trusts and estates, but she also took other types of cases. She was professional and prompt in dealing with the offender and was perfectly prepared when the case went to mediation. She led us through the mediation, and we were able to prevail to our complete satisfaction, negating the necessity of taking the case to court. Her intelligence and her ability were great assets to our case. Her billings were very fair and well-explained. We were so very lucky to have her as our advocate.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Wonderful Client-Focused Attorney
Melissia represented us in a matter and did an amazing job. She was so dedicated to us, communicated often and really knew the best way to approach the situation for a positive outcome. She is smart, tenacious and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Riddle Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • DosterUllom, LLC
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • El Paso County Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Wm French Real Estate v. NRT MO. Inc.
  • Gunna Development v. Ebello
  • Amos v. Amos
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Associations

  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Woman of the Year
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • 2013
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Process From A to Z
  • Litigating the Case in Probate Court
  • 2014
  • ILIT Trustee 911
  • Reducing Fiduciary Liability for Trustees
  • 2010
  • Fiduciary Litigation Update
  • Establishing and Defending Trustee Liability
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Probate Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissia is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney in terms of understanding the applicable law. What also differentiates Melissia is her compassion and loyalty to her clients on an individualized basis."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melissia is an incredibly intelligent and remarkably well prepared attorney. I would recommend her highly to anyone."
Probate Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissia has extensive experience in trust and probate administration matters and has handled complex litigation matters in various probate courts throughout the state. I have great respect for her knowledge, professionalism, and competency as a probate litigator."
Chesterfield Estate planning Lawyer Audrey Melissia Riddle
Audrey Melissia Riddle
Estate planning Attorney
Chesterfield, MO
Licensed for 29 years
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