- LLM - University of Miami - Taxation
- JD - Florida State - Law
- MA - Arizona State University-Tempe - History
- BS - Florida State University - History
Mr. Ridley, a member of the Florida Bar and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, practiced law in Fort Lauderdale. While in practice, Mr. Ridley was a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, served on the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and was a frequent lecturer for the Florida Bar's continuing legal education program. Mr. Ridley teaches business law and tax law courses.