Meet Our Leadership Team
Austin Area Regional Leadership
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 in 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 and Drew, 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 over 100 offices which cumulatively close approximately 35,000 transactions per year. She has restructured or fully created new support departments and positions to maximize the core 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.
President of San Antonio & Austin
VP of Escrow Operations
Kat Anderson is a native Austinite who attended The University of Texas – San Antonio to study Interior Design at The School of Architecture. She was introduced to the Title Industry in 2007 and is now a Licensed Escrow Officer.
With over 10 years of experience, Kat has acquired extensive knowledge and expertise in 1031 exchanges, investors, commercial and residential transactions, as well as builders, refinance, construction loans and reverse mortgages. She radiates an upbeat, positive attitude and is always ready to take on even the most complicated transactions. Kat is recognized by her colleagues and clients as being fun and easy to talk to, confident in her abilities and a natural multitasker. Working with first-time homebuyers and assisting them in making one of the most important purchases in their lifetime is the most rewarding aspect of her career.
In her personal life, Kat is a talented musician and artist who enjoys traveling the world. She has explored Thailand, parts of Europe and Central America. She will travel to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu later this year.
President of Escrow - Austin Region
Shelley Hill has been involved in the title industry for over thirty years, having started in 1977 after attending Stephen F. Austin State University. She specializes in both residential and commercial transactions.
Shelley’s clients appreciate her outgoing nature, her professionalism, and her prompt and efficient response to their needs. She understands the importance of helping everyone make the best impression possible.
Shelley is extremely interested and involved in her community, serving as a Director on the Board of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce for five years and on the Board of the Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead Museum for three years, where she chaired their fundraising gala and helped it to achieve the most successful fundraising effort in more than six years.
When not closing transactions Shelley and her husband love spending time at their Hill Country home enjoying the beautiful view and entertaining. She also enjoys spending time with her son and his family, traveling and bicycling.
VP of Central Texas
As a veteran of eighteen years in the title industry, Sarah is known as a great communicator. She is recognized for her ability to put her clients at ease and diffuse even the most stressful of situations. Sarah tailors her service to the needs of her client and works equally well with Realtors, Buyers or Sellers. Her strong suites are her calm and professional demeanor and the care she takes to provide the best possible service in every transaction.
Sarah grew up in Wilmington, NC and moved to Austin, Texas in 1998. She enjoys spending quality time outdoors with her daughter and husband either hiking, traveling or visiting parks and farmer’s markets. Exercise is also an extremely important part of Sarah’s regular routine.