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Tiffany Rose Ritchie

Personal injury Attorney at East Peoria, IL

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 19 years
    California - CA 14 years
    Missouri - MO 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2003
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tiffany

Learn Tiffany’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    We represent good people who have had their lives turned upside down due to the negligence of others. We will listen to you and take the time to understand your loss and injuries. We fight hard for the best possible settlement. We will take your case to trial if the insurance company is unreasonable. Call us today.

  2. Personal injury
    We are former public defenders and a government prosecutor. We know how the system works. When you have been charged with a crime, you have questions. We have answers. We WILL listen to your side of the story. We WILL fight for your rights and freedom. We WILL do everything possible to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today and get some piece of mind. From misdemeanors to murder, we have the experience to handle the tough cases.

As a partner at Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, I am a caring and zealous advocate. I share the value system of my partner and am committed to forming personal and caring relationships with my clients, advocating aggressively and zealously for my clients, and honing my legal skills through continued and regular professional training and education to better serve my clients.

Because the consequences can be so long lasting and drastic, when you have been accused of a crime, you don't need a good attorney. You need a great attorney.

More than anything else, I believe a great attorney views and gets to know her client as a person. She learns her client's life story and gains an understanding of the background that led to her client's current circumstance. As a person accused of a crime, you deserve to know that your representative understands you as an individual. I make sure this happens. I speak with you frequently, I make sure you understand each step of the process, and I respond to all of your inquiries in a timely fashion. And, I work hard to make sure that the prosecutor and the judge know you not just as a person accused of a crime, but as a person with a history, a family, and a life that really matters.

While our American theme is "innocent until proven guilty," it often seems this phrase should be the other way around. Make no mistake, when you have been accused of a crime, the cards are stacked against you. Because of this, you need an attorney who really knows how to aggressively represent you. I have spent more time litigating in a courtroom than most attorneys. I enjoy the advocacy of courtroom litigation. Most importantly, I listen intently to what you have to say. With me as your attorney, you will never feel there is a great argument that should have been made but wasn't. I am also an excellent collaborator. Sometimes what you need as a person who has been accused of a crime is simply the assurance that you are getting the best deal possible given your situation. I work well with all parties to make sure you are not getting a raw deal. If there is room for negotiation out there, I will find it and fit you in.

Finally, like Attorney Schierer, I work hard to fine tune my legal knowledge and my legal skills. With me as your attorney you can be assured I will be updated on the law and trained in the most recent courtroom techniques. As your attorney, I owe you the duty of competency. I strive to provide you with excellency.

Before all this began, I earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Thereafter I went on full scholarship and earned a J.D. summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University. Since then, I have been honored to join the bars of the States of Illinois, Missouri and California. As a result, I am uniquely qualified to practice in all state courts in these states and in several federal courts throughout the states.

I work in both the trial and the appellate venues of practice. I have worked on numerous misdemeanor and felony cases and have even had the pleasure of successfully arguing a criminal defense case before the Illinois Supreme Court at the age of 28.

When not working or volunteering in the community, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, exploring local cuisine, hiking the wilderness, and reading a great book.

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Schierer & Ritchie, LLC
1009 Illini Drive
Second Floor
East Peoria, IL, 61611

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  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Mr. Anthony | March 11, 2014
Professional and reliable legal defense
Attorney Tiffany Ritchie conducted a thorough examination of my son's case. Her skill and professionalism along with Attorney Charles Schierer made a very difficult legal situation a lot easier on me and my family. Attorney Ritchie, even after the case was successfully concluded, took the time to follow up regarding other aspects dealing with a large criminal justice agency in the state. This lawyer was relentless in getting justice to the end. Again, the staff and Ms. Buehler whom is a paralegal with this firm did a wonderful job. God bless this firm!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2014
All you need is to call Tiffany Ritchie
Tiffany is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her to anyone searching for legal representation. Since my first consultation with Tiffany I believed I had found an experienced attorney who was going to give me the greatest circumstances for a positive outcome. Her knowledge and preparation put me at ease during the time until my case was resolved. I felt every step of the way that Tiffany was flawless and I knew I found not only the expertise I was looking for but also an attorney who was genuinely looking out for my best interests. Tiffany was superb throughout the process and she will be the first call I make should I ever need legal assistance in the future.
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Posted by Blair | October 13, 2013
Tiffany was the best Lawyer I could have hoped for.
Tiffany is AMAZING. She was my attorney for an order of protection and custody case. After I told her what had happened, she dropped everything and filed an emergency hearing the same day. We had the O.P. dropped and temporary custody agreement in days. She cared about my child's and my well being far more than any other attorney in the area. I don't know what I would have done without her. Her knowledge of the law was outstanding. She went above and beyond for me. Couldn't have been happier.
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Posted by Paul | August 3, 2013
Helpful, kind, and caring
Tiffany helped me when I was indicted on a federal drug case. She was caring and concerned about my well being. Even though i do not live in her local area she travelled to come see me and work on my defense. The end result of my case was very positive and I know I would not be where I am today without her help. I would recommend her to anyone that needs personable, caring, knowledgeable lawyer on their side.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
I have recommended Tiffany Ritchie over the past 10 years and al the referrals have come back positive. Her attention to detail and knowledge of the law make her an excellent counselor for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Megan | May 21, 2013
Family/Child Support Matter -Attorney who makes her client a Priority
I just wanted to thank Ms. Ritchie again for taking the time out of her busy schedule to meet with me to discuss a family/child support matter. I left her office with most of my questions answered and a feeling of hope. Some of the more complex issues that she couldn't answer at the time of our initial meeting she assured me that she would research & get back to me with an answer. She did just that & emailed me her research within a few days. Her research & advice helped me tremendously while making the decision how to move forward with my legal matter. I am so grateful. I believe Ms. Ritchie has all of the qualities you look for when hiring an attorney. If a legal matter ever arises again I would not hesitate to contact her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2013
Very Dedicated and Passionate Attorney
When in the position of need of an attorney, it's difficult to decide who to entrust while being in such a vulnerable state. I can honestly say that I am grateful to have had Tiffany Richie on my side. From the moment I consulted with her, her dedication and trustworthiness were obvious. She kept me updated at all times and returned my calls and emails in a timely manner. I believe she has a high level of integrity and positive work ethic and therefore highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2013
Very Knowledgeable, Qualified and Effective Attorney
I worked with Ms. Ritchie and I found her to be an extremely effective attorney who fought very hard for her clients and achieved extremely impressive results. I strongly believe that she is a very valuable asset to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Posted by S P | February 22, 2013
Excellent Attorney with in-depth knowledge in immigration and domestic Violence matters
Tiffinay Ritchie is an excellent client oriented Attorney. She was very helpful and was in contact with me everyday detailing about the proceedings during my case. Her knowledge is immense in the immigration matters and would highly recommend her in the cases she deals with. As a temp worker in US, i had no idea about any Laws over here. Ritchie guided me well with my situation and helped me out with my case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2013
Outstanding legal services
Tiffany Ritchie is an incredibly talented and dedicated legal professional. She achieved amazing outcome in the projects she handled on my behalf. I would recommend Tiffany Ritchie to anyone seeking legal advice -- she's the best!
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2012
Family Matter
We contacted Ms. Ritchie to represent us in a family matter. After our consultation, I knew that she was the exact type of attorney I wanted. She was forthright and honest and very knowledgeable. Our matter was quickly resolved with a very good outcome. We would highly recommend Ms. Ritchie.
Posted by Scott | August 23, 2012
Child support jurisdiction
Mother of my child was trying to move child support out of jurisdiction. Tiffany Richie sucessfully argued and won to keep all child support issues in my home state. I was impressed how hard she fought for Fathers rights.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schierer & Ritchie, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minor's attorney
  • The Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Midstate College
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Managing Partner
  • Schierer & Ritchie, LLC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Tazewell County Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Southern Illinois University Office of the General Counsel
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Constitutional Law Fellow
  • Southern Illinois University
  • 2000 - 2003
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  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • R. v D.
  • Order of Protection against my client dismissed
  • In re the interest of B.S.
  • Successfully
  • People v. Diggins
  • Defense Verdict
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  • Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Children's Counsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tazewell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Not Guilty on Murder Trial
  • Peoria County Jury
  • 2013
  • Graduate of the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Downtown Litigation Team
  • The Dependency Legal Group
  • 2011
  • attorney for pilot high exposure trial team
  • Dependency Legal Group
  • 2010
  • Dean's Club Scholarship
  • Southern Illinois University
  • N/A
  • Dean's Club Scholarship
  • Southern Illinois University
  • N/A
  • Dean's Club Scholarship
  • Southern Illinois University
  • N/A
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Southern Illinois University
  • N/A
  • Top Oralist at ABA National Moot Court Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Best Casenote
  • SIU Law Journal
  • N/A
  • Published Article
  • SIU Law Journal
  • N/A
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • N/A
  • CALI Excellence Award, Legal Research and Writing II
  • CALI
  • N/A
  • CALI Excellence Award, Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • CALI
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Family Law
  • 2013
  • Juvenile rights training
  • Educational Rights of Minors
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Ritchie was opposing counsel on several of my cases that went to trial. Her preparation for trial was extraordinary and it was clear to me that she truly cared about the results she was seeking for her clients. She is smart and strategic in the handling of her cases, and is extremely articulate in her presentation. I highly endorse Ms. Ritchie, she is an excellent attorney and is well respected by the bench."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Other
"Tiffany is a skilled advocate, a consummate professional, and a class act. I had the pleasure of meeting her at a rigorous week long trial workshop, where I was able to witness first hand the purpose, poise, and polish in Tiffany's handling of the most difficult courtroom scenarios that an attorney might encounter. I wholeheartedly endorse Tiffany for family law, criminal law, and personal injury matters in the Central Illinois area where she practices."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tiffany Ritchie is smart, aggressive, and works hard to get the best results for her clients. You can’t go wrong with her on your side. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Ritchie on several cases. She is always well prepared, articulate and very professional. She zealously advocates for her clients both in and out of the courtroom. Any client would benefit from having her representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Ms. Ritchie She is an exceptional attorney, and her ability to achieve her client's goals is exceptional. She is also extremely strong in the courtroom, and her litigation skills are superb. I strongly believe that any client would be happy and thankful to have Ms. Ritchie on his or her side."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am honored to endorse Ms. Ritchie, she is a top notch attorney with an excellent reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tiffany Ritchie since law school. She was a top student and she carried that leadership over into her law practice. She is a strong advocate that works hard for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Ritchie on several matters as opposing counsel. She is a tough and articulate trial attorney ready to take on any issue, but is not afraid to negotiate reasonable settlements. In every encounter, she is a strong advocate for her client, and one to be feared in court."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Tiffany has excellent legal research and writing skills and is skilled advocate. I would recommend Tiffany for personal injury, criminal or family law representation. She is very friendly and easy to talk to. She also has the ability to explain complex legal situations in language that is understandable to lawyers and non-lawyers alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tiffany Ritchie is one of the rare attorneys who truly views her clients as people in need of help, not dollar signs in need of capturing. She has more compassion and empathy than most people I know, let alone most attorneys. She is extremely down to earth and easy to get along with. She puts complex legal terminology in language easy for anyone to understand. But, don't make the mistake of thinking Tiffany is all nice and no fire. Tiffany has everything a great litigator needs...fierce oral advocacy skills, fantastic legal writing skills, the ability to form strong relationships with other attorneys and with judges, and the tenacity to stick with her client's position on a case long enough to get the results her clients desire. At the end of the day, I would recommend any client to Tiffany. With almost a decade of legal experience, even if she can't help each individual out directly, she will give them advice and send them in the right direction."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Ritchie is a very driven and dedicated advocate for her clients. Her compassion and work ethic make her a great litigator and champion of her clients' rights. I would recommend Ms. Ritchie for anyone who is seeking superior representation with a personal touch."
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East Peoria Personal injury Lawyer Tiffany Rose Ritchie
Tiffany Rose Ritchie
Personal injury Attorney
East Peoria, IL
Licensed for 20 years
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