Peck Ritchey, LLC’s attorneys have a combined experience of 100 years in the field of elder law.

Our firm is a recognized leader in the legal community:

  • Peck Ritchey was hired by the City of Chicago’s Department on Aging, to rewrite the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act.
  • Managing partner, Kerry Peck is past-president of the Chicago Bar Association and founded the Elder Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
  • As president of the Chicago Bar Association, Kerry successfully enacted new law changes in relation to Durable Powers of Attorney.
  • Partner Kerry Peck has been elected to Illinois “Super Lawyers” by his peers (as featured in Chicago Magazine) for 2007-2015.
  • Peck Ritchey has been chosen as “Leading Lawyers” 2008-2015.
  • Kerry was named one of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 125 Alumni of Distinction. This honor recognized 125 trailblazing, innovative and successful alumni who have helped shape the legal profession, given back to their communities and to the law school.
  • Kerry was asked by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education to author chapters on Will Contests and Guardianship.
  • Kerry has testified before the Illinois House and Senate.
  • Kerry is frequently appointed by the court as Guardian Ad Litem, Trustee, Executor, and Administrator.
  • Kerry Peck was named by Jewish News as a “Jewish Chicagoan of the Year” in 2007 and labeled an ‘Activist for the Aging.’
  • Kerry Peck appointed adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School to teach guardianship course in elder law program.
  • Kerry Peck is frequently asked by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education to speak on topics related to Probate, Guardianship and will/trust litigation and estate planning.
  • Timothy Ritchey received the Young Alumni Award from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2014. The Award is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law, public service, and volunteering.


Attorney Kyle Fahey handled our matter with skill and professionalism, and was always responsive. 10/10, would work with him and the firm again.

–Jon T.

The peace of mind that Peck Ricthey's office has given me is worth every penny. The services they provided me and my family in an emergency medical situation is beyond outstanding. Last minute notice, Peter Brady and team were compassionate, understanding and most importantly efficient and got the job done. Look no further if you have any needs that this office can provide for you. Definitely in good hands! Thank you, a thousand times over for all of your help.

–Christine K.

Very responsive and knowledgeable at handling our brother’s estate. Would definitely recommend!

–Ralph C.

I solicited Peck Ritchey, LLC for assistance with a living trust for which I became the beneficiary. I needed assistance with understanding the details of how it all worked. However, I was especially concerned because there were threats of allegations made by family members and a lawsuit was filed against me. I needed a solid professional who had my best interests in mind. Peter Brady took my case and he managed it flawlessly. He explained everything in a way I could understand, he knew the law inside and out, he was always available to answer questions, and even offer support when things seemed like they could become extremely problematic. In addition to this, he had a plan. He navigated the course as if he already knew the next move by the opposing attorney. He made me feel like everything was in control and that’s because he knew exactly what he was doing and he consulted with me about everything. We ended up settling out of court and ultimately the court officially dismissed the lawsuit. I honestly believe if it wasn’t for Peter and his expertise this could have gone in an entirely different direction. Peter did a stellar job and I couldn’t be more pleased and impressed with his performance.

–John T.

Tim Ritchey is as smart, honest, and genuine as they come. He truly puts helping people above making money. If you have a need, don’t hesitate to hire him.

–Jay T.

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