Michael C. Riddle
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. Mike is married to Texas State representative Debbie Riddle. See more . . .
Christine Butts is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she obtained her BBA in International Business. In 1996, she graduated from the University of Houston Law School. Christine is Board Certified in Probate and Estate Planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Christine limits her practice of law to the following areas: probate, estate planning, business entities, and charitable organizations. Christine was elected as Judge of Harris County Probate Court 4 in 2010 and served through 2018. Now back in practice, she remains dedicated to the mission of serving families in times of crisis when that crisis involves the loss or incapacity of a loved one. See more . . .
Kristi Gourley is a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M University where she obtained her BS in Biomedical Science. In 2003, she graduated from the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at LSU, where she was an editor for the Louisiana Law Review. After taking some time off to raise her four amazing boys, Kristi has recently returned to the practice of Law. See more . . .
Kathryn is a 2015 graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law and 2012 graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Kathryn is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Riddle & Butts in 2021, Kathryn worked in the tax department of a mid-market accounting firm in Houston where she specialized in tax planning and tax return preparation for individuals and business entities. Kathryn’s experience in public accounting has given her a unique perspective on tax and estate planning. Kathryn’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and guardianship. See more…
Kaitlyn Ready is the most recent addition to the Riddle and Butts team. After graduating from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in 2016 with a degree in business management, Kaitlyn continued her education at South Texas College of Law Houston where she spent time serving the citizens of Harris County by volunteering in both the Guardianship and Veterans Clinic. After spending her first two years of practice focused on estate planning, she now handles both probate and estate planning matters. While some say they are ready to handle any challenge, Kaitlyn is proud to say that she was “born Ready.”