Brandon E. Peck is a Partner with Peck Ritchey, LLC. He represents individuals, families, financial and medical institutions. Brandon advises fiduciaries charged with the administration of estates and trusts as well as guides them through the probate process. He vigorously represents all parties in contested guardianships including minors and disabled adults.For the past five years, Brandon has been selected by his peers in multiple statewide surveys of Illinois attorneys as a “Super Lawyer”, an attorney to whom other attorneys would refer their family. From 2015-Present he has also been selected by Leading Lawyers Magazine as a top emerging lawyer in Elder Law, Trust, Will and Estate Planning. He also was a contributor to the book Alzheimer’s and the Law, which was published by the American Bar Association in 2013.

Brandon is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section for which he served as the Chair of the Section from 2018-2019. Brandon lectures frequently in the areas of trust and estate litigation, guardianships, special needs and estate planning before his colleagues and other professionals, including at The Chicago Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as numerous hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community organizations. Brandon is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.



“The Pros of Pro Bono Work”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Alzheimer’s and the Law – contributing author.
“Changes to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act,” Chicago Hospital News.

October 16, 2015: “Guardianship Bootcamp – Powers, Duties, Limitations and Role of Guardian,” Illinois State Bar Association, 20 S Clark Street, #900, Chicago, IL

March 19, 2015: “When Dementia Leads to Drama,” Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL

November 12, 2014: “Estate Planning”, Chicago Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, IL

October 27, 2014: “Turning 18: Legal Planning for Individuals with Special Needs”, Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference, Springfield, IL

May 7, 2014: “Legal and Medical Perspective Related to Dementia”, Covenant Home of Chicago, Chicago, IL

November 20, 2013: “In Sickness and In Health”, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

May 1, 2013: “The New Normal”, Uncle Julios Restaurant, Chicago, IL

April 1, 2013: “Ethicial Issues with TBD”, Evanston Women’s Hospital, Evanston, IL

October 8, 2012: “Self Neglect & Elder Abuse”, Rehab Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

May 2, 2012: “Common Mistakes in Estate Planning: Avoiding Litigation & Navigating Litigation When it Happens”, Chicago Bar Association YLS Estate Planning Committee, Chicago, IL

October 25, 2011: “Ethical Issues with Competency Cases”, Weiss Hospital, Chicago, IL

August 17, 2011: “Ethical Issues Related to End of Life”, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

July 13, 2011: “Ethical Issues Related to End of Life”, Stoney River Restaurant, Deer Park, IL

August 17, 2010: “Guardianship and Litigation”, Condell Hospital, Libertyville, IL

Practice Areas

  • Guardianship Litigation and Administration
  • Trust Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Defense Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning


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  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023


  • University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana, Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana, B.A., Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • United States Federal District Court

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association-Young Lawyers Section
    • Chair (2018-2019)
    • First Vice Chair (2017-2018)
    • Second Vice Chair (2016-2017)
    • Project Officer (2015-2016)
    • Public Service Manager (2014-2015)
    • Director (2012-2014)
    • Estate Planning Committee Co-Chair 2011-2012
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Membership Committee
    • Board of Managers (2018 - Present)
  • Chicago Bar Foundation - Board of Managers (2018 - Present)
  • DePaul University College of Law, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Advisory Board
  • Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board
    • General Member (2016-2018)
    • Executive Committee(2011-2016)
    • Chair of Education and Advocacy (2013-2015)
    • Founding Member (2011)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • First Municipal Advisory Committee-Member


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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