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Timothy James Ritchey

Timothy James Ritchey

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Trusts, Elder Law

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About Me

Timothy J. Ritchey practices in the areas of estate
and guardianship administration, probate and trust litigation, real
estate litigation, and estate planning. Over 90% of Tim's practice is
dedicated to litigation, with an emphasis on contested probate
litigation. He represents individuals, families, financial
institutions, medical institutions and governmental organizations in
cases brought in State and Federal court. Tim has been appointed
Special Assistant Attorney General in numerous matters to represent the
State's interests in ongoing litigation.


Tim received his Bachelor's degree in finance from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before attending law school, he worked at
Morgan Stanley as an analyst. Tim graduated with Honors from the
Chicago-Kent College of Law where he interned at the Low-Income Taxpayer
Clinic. While in law school, he received a Merit Scholarship and was
regularly named to the Dean's List. Tim was admitted to the Illinois
Bar in 2005.


Tim authors numerous articles addressing elder law issues, including
withdrawal rates from retirement funds, viatical and life settlements,
and tax breaks for offspring who support their parents. He is a member
of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago
Bar Association and DuPage County Bar Association. Tim is a committee
member of the Probate Practice Committee and Estate Planning Committee
of the Chicago Bar Association. Tim routinely gives speeches addressing
the pertinent topics within his legal field. He is also involved with
the Illinois State Bar Association in organizing functions to raise
money for charity.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Elder Law: 20%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%



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Contact Info

Peck Ritchey, LLC

105 W Adams St
Chicago, IL, 60603

Peck Ritchey, LLC

**By Appointment Only
707 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL, 60062-6141



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200505/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPeck Ritchey, LLC2015 - Present
Senior AssociatePeck Ritchey, LLC2006 - 2015
AnalystMorgan Stanley2000 - 2001

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationLegislative Committee2011 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni BoardChair, Young Alumni Council2009 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, CLE CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationChair, Probate Practice CommitteeN/A
Center for Disability & Elder LawMemberN/A
Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni BoardPast Vice President, Executive CommitteeN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationEstate Planning CommitteeN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
ISBA Young Lawyers Division NewsletterEstate Planning of the Rich and Famous2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationInterpleader2012
ABA Young Lawyers Division publicationDeadlines and Tips in Estate Administration and Estate Litigation2008
Blue Cross Blue Shield AssociationLifeTimes: Summary of 2006 Tax Law Changes2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJuris Doctorate2005
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignFinanceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SRES GroupEstate Planning2015
Senior Resource RalleyElder Law2015
Weiss Memorial HospitalHoarding2013
The BreakersSelf Neglect & Elder Abuse: When to Step In2013
Seniors Real Estate Specialists MeetingEstate Planning2013
Seniors Real Estate SpecialistsEstate Planning2013
Senior Services Task Force MeetingEstate Planning Overview2013
Park Place of ElmhurstCelebrity Elder Abuse2013
Nichols LibraryEstate Planning in Uncertain Times2013
Marianjoy Rehabilitation HospitalCelebrity Sized Problems2013
ISBA Estate Administration Boot CampClaims Against the Estate2013
Institute of Real Estate ManagementEstate Planning and Asset Protection2013
Good Samaritan HospitalGuardianship Litigation2013
Good Samaritan HospitalAffordable Care Act and Seniors2013
Elder Law ConferenceElder Abuse – Applicable Law to Family, Finances and Feuds2013
Edward HospitalElder Abuse2013
Edward HospitalHoarding2013
CBA YLS Estate Planning CommitteeAvoiding the Common Mistakes Made By Real Estate Planners2013
Cadence DuPage HospitalAdvanced Directives and Powers of Attorney2013
Active Adult EventEstate Planning2013
Weiss Memorial HospitalHoarding2012
The King HomeEthical Issues with Competency Cases2012
The Kenwood of LakeviewMediation2012
The BreakersCelebrity Elder Abuse2012
Oakbrook TerraceCelebrity Elder Abuse2012
Marianjoy Acute RehabHoarding2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationEthical Issues When Representing a Client with Diminished Capacity2012
Gardens of BloomingdaleFamily, Finances & Feuds2012
Chicago Bar Association YLS Estate Planning CommitteeCommon Mistakes in Estate Planning: Avoiding Litigation & Navigating Litigation When it Happens2012
Chicago Bar Association YLS Estate Planning CommitteeCommon Mistakes in Estate Planning: Avoiding Litigation & Navigating Litigation When it Happens2012
Belmont VillageDealing with Dementia2012
The KenwoodEthical Considerations in End of Life Issues2011
The Fairview CenterGuardianship2011
The Arlington RehabHoarding in Older Adults: A Clinical & Legal Perspective2011
Swedish Covenant HospitalHoarding2011
Lexington Health Care CenterA Legal Perspective on Guardianship & Competency Issues2011
Highland Park HospitalThe Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Ethical Issues with Competency Cases2011
Skokie HospitalGuardianship, Powers of Attorney, and the Health Care Surrogate Act2010
SedgebrookAvoiding Financial Exploitation2010