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I am the past president of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. I authored chapters on guardianship litigation and will contests for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and my firm was hired by the city of Chicago's Department on Aging to re-write the elder abuse and neglect act. I have been chosen as an Illinois Super Lawyer four years running and in 2007 was named "Jewish Chicagoan of the Year."


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  1. Litigation: 50%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    17 years
  3. Wills: 10%
    17 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    17 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Peck Ritchey, LLC

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



FLMember in Good Standing197906/20/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2014
125 Alumni of DistinctionIIT Chicago-Kent College of Law2013
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2009
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2008
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPeck Ritchey, LLC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationLiaison ABA Commission on Law and Aging2015 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationCBA Record Editorial BoardN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationElder Law Section CouselN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPolitical Action Committee ChairmanN/A
Center for Disability & Elder LawAdvisory BoardN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Wordsworth Law Publication, Medical Law PerspectivesWhat Can Be Done To Prevent The Financial Exploitation Of Those With Alzheimer's?2015
North Shore Senior Center, Juncture NewsletterShould You Say "I Do"?2015
North Shore Senior Center, Juncture NewsletterPlanning for your Special-Needs Adult Child2015
North Shore Senior Center, Juncture NewsletterAlzheimer's, Now What?2014
American Bar AssociationAlzheimer's and the Law Book2013
CBA RecordUniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act2010
EP MagazineBeyond Special Needs Trusts: Important Planning for the Family With Special Needs2007
Illinois Bar JournalHelping Parents Plan for Children with Special Needs2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North Shore Senior CenterShall I Stay or Shall I Go?2015
Financial Wellness Breakfast & BrewSpecial Needs Planning2015
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ConferenceSpecial Needs Trust and Planning2015
Aging Life Care Association Midwest Chapter MeetingInfamous Cases of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation2015
11th Annual Elder Law Short CourtPresumptively Void Transfers2015

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