8777 W Rayford Rd 2nd Fl, Spring, Texas 77389

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Phone: (281) 537-7110

Email: mike@riddlebutts.com


Michael C. Riddle began his practice of law as a gift and estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1972 and in 1991 became Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate. Mike Riddle has been a guest speaker for the White House Conference on Aging and he spoke before the International Association of Financial Planners in Washington, D.C. He has been guest speaker for 30 years on Christian radio station KHCB 105.7. He is the Managing Partner of Riddle & Butts, LLP and has been practicing law in Harris County and surrounding counties for almost 40 years. He served as the Parliamentarian and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Harris County Republican Party. Mike has three grown children and lives in the Tomball area. He is a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher. Mike is married to Texas State representative Debbie Riddle.

Honors and Awards


  • Five Star Rating Martindale Hubble
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People (2007, 2008, 2009) as published by H Texas Magazine
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers (2007, 2008, 2009) as published by H Texas Magazine
Published Cases


  • Estate of Dailey v. Commissioner, 82 T.C.M. 710 (U.S.Tax Ct.2001).
  • Estate of Smith v. Commissioner, 198 F.3d 515 (5th Cir. 1999), rev’g, 108 T.C. 412 (1997)
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