Our Legal Team
Below is a list of our Legal staff available to help you every day!
Owner & Chief Executive Officer
Bill Shaddock is the founding partner of the Shaddock Law Firm, and is an attorney admitted to practice law since 1977. He received his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University in 1973, and his M.B.A. in Real Estate from Southern Methodist University in 1974. Mr. Shaddock then went on to earn his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, during which time he attended a Summer Law Study Program at Oxford University, in Oxford, England, and completed a clerkship at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Mr. Shaddock began his legal career in 1977 with the law firm of Turner, Hitchins, Webb, McInernery, Hartnett & Strother where he focused on business-related trials, general corporate work and real estate transactions until 1983.
Over the next two and a half decades, Mr. Shaddock concentrated on real estate development and settlement services, creating the largest Fee Title Network in the State of Texas from 1987 to 2006, and ultimately building a real estate empire that includes Shaddock Development Company (most notable developments: Willow Bend and Stonebriar), Capital Title of Texas (The Largest Independent Title Company in the United States), Willow Bend Mortgage Company (Top 15 Largest Metroplex Mortgage Lenders: Dallas Business Journal 2001-2007), the Shaddock Law Firm (specializing in the preparation of legal documents for title and residential mortgage lenders), and most recently First National Title Insurance Company (The 9th Largest Title Insurance Underwriter in the United States).
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Shaddock has earned numerous business and humanitarian awards, for both his business acumen and selfless work for the Dallas community as well as his alma maters.
Chief Operations Officer
Tracy McMahon “Tracy” grew up Independence, Missouri. After completing her Bachelors in Science from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Tracy took a position with Delhi Gas Pipeline (Delhi) in Dallas with a company she had interned with the prior summer. She was a member of Delhi’s Regulatory Department working with DOT, OSHA, RRC, EPA compliance as well as Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Assessments and Eminent Domain matters. Tracy worked full time while attending law school. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, now known as Texas A&M School of Law, December, 1991 and passed the State Bar of Texas in May, 1992.
Tracy and her two children, Bailey, a freshman cheerleader, and Drew, a 2nd grader, who plays baseball and basketball, live in Frisco, Texas. Tracy was a fee attorney for American Title Company, later known as LandAmerica American Title, from 1998 until 2008 when she moved her fee relationship to Capital Title of Texas, LLC. Tracy was seeking a variety of underwriting options, broad county coverage and little interference from “corporate.” Tracy began closing transactions in 1998. Her business consisted of a wide variety of commercial, new construction, residential resale, and loan transactions.
Bill Shaddock asked Tracy to begin running Operations for Capital Title beginning October 2011. She is the Chief Operations Officer (“COO”) for Capital Title and a partner in Shaddock Law & Associates. While she has been with Capital Title, the company has grown from 24 to nearly 80 offices which cumulatively close approximately 35,000 transactions per year. She has restructured, or fully created new support departments and positions to maximize the cor operations support for the Company. Under Tracy’s leadership, Capital Title has grown to include the addition of arguably the best Policy Department in the State of Texas, and maybe in the industry. Capital Title has also experienced significant growth in the Escrow Accounting Department, which is as strong as anyone’s and is continuing to improve processes. Tracy has developed legal support, with the addition of attorneys in key support roles, for the Capital Title staff, as well as their clients and customers. She has worked with Title Operations to help build a 34 licensed county plant that turns 200+ orders daily. Tracy provides legal support and closer support personally to the staff of Capital Title.
Tracy seeks practical application and business-sense decisions, considering risk assessment and underwriting positions on specific transactions. Her gift is in problem solving, which pairs perfectly with her goal to get her closers to the closing table. She has the resources in place to provide the greatest amount of support to closers, new and existing.
Tracy is a TREC CE Certified Instructor, serves as a Trustee on the TLTA PAC Board, is a member of the TLTA Regulatory Committee, a licensed escrow officer with the Department of Insurance and a licensed attorney with the State Bar of Texas.
Claims Attorney & Corporate Counsel
VP, Corporate Commercial Real Estate Counsel
Jennifer received her B.A. and J.D. from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and Attorneys Serving the Community.
With extensive experience handling complex title issues in commercial and residential transactions, Jennifer has served as both a title company counsel and as partner at a Dallas-based law firm. Her commerical real estate experience is vast and we look forward to her assisting Capital Title’s escrow officers and clients by delivering excellence in legal services. We look forward to Jennifer being a valued member of our team as we continue to expand our operations.
Please reach out to Jennifer for any legal questions you have.
Chief Title Officer - Commercial Division & Senior Counsel
Originally from Bolivar, Tennesse, Scott graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Rio Grande Valley College of Law in May, 2005.
Scott moved to Dallas in 2000 to begin his professional career and has since accumulated nearly two decades of experience in the title industry ranging from developing and directing a National Commercial Services Operation to underwriting, lender’s counsel, training and education, title examination and acting as managing partner of a real estate document preparation service and law firm.
Scott is a certified instructor of accredited courses for both CE and CLE credit. He is an active pledge participant in Pro Bono Texas legal services with the Texas State Bar, and also a member of the 2020 TLTA Legislative Committee.
When time allows, Scott enjoys a fascinating range of eclectic hobbies and activities that include traveling abroad to visit ancient ruins, playing the guitar, and tail-gating at Tennessee Volunteers football games.