Scott Riddle has almost thirty years’ experience in Bankruptcy and business and real estate litigation and has represented individuals and businesses throughout Georgia and several other states. Scott graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BSBA in 1987 and received his JD, with honors, in 1991 from the UNC School of Law. After graduation from law school, Scott served as a judicial law clerk 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 a large international law firm based in Atlanta prior to starting his own firm.
Scott is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in the courts of several other states. He was one of the first lawyers in the country to publish a legal Blog (the Georgia Bankruptcy Blog) in 2005, and is also a member and contributor of the Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers Network.
Scott has spoken at several continuing education seminars, and in the community, has been a member of the Kiwanis Club, Buckhead Business Association, Rotary Club and North Point Community Church. He has been cited in several publications, including the Wall Street Journal Online, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Fulton County Daily Report, and CNN.com. Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (Bankruptcy and Litigation Sections), served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Away from the office, Scott is very active in his community. In addition to volunteering with local charities, Scott has participated in and led mission and relief trips to orphanages in Russia and Romania, conducted English camps in Romania and Poland, participated in earthquake relief and medical mission projects in Haiti, and participated in, and helped organize, an earthquake relief trip to Chile. He also supports Lighthouse Family Retreats, and participates in weekend retreats for children suffering from cancer and their families.