Photo of Cynthia A. Riddell and Jefferson F. Riddell
Building Lasting Relationships.

Jefferson F. Riddell

Sarasota, FL

Contact Me:


Jeff Riddell is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Florida, and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctor Degree (Cum Laude) from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, where he was a member of the Wayne Law Review. Jeff was a partner in a Southfield, Michigan law firm until 1983. After moving to Florida, Jeff became a partner at Kirk Pinkerton, which later became the Sarasota office of Dykema Gossett, Michigan's largest law firm. In 1990, Jeff established his own practice (Jefferson F. Riddell, P.A). A Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer, Jeff has had extensive courtroom and trial experience during his many years of practice in addition to his experience with real estate and business matters, disputes and transactions.

Along with Florida Bar certification in Real Estate, Jeff holds a real estate broker license, mortgage broker license and is licensed as a real estate instructor. Although he is not involved in real estate brokerage or loan origination, Jeff does, however, teach courses to real estate licensees.

Jeff is a member of The Florida Bar and The Michigan Bar, and is a full member of the Sarasota Association of Realtors. Jeff and his wife, Julie, have two children and reside in Sarasota.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1979
  • Michigan, 1973


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1973
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Wayne Law Review, Member
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1969
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1965

Classes & Seminars

  • Instructor for Real Estate Licensing Courses