Attorney and Sole Shareholder
Chad A. Ritchie practices estate planning law in Bloomington, Illinois through his law firm – the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd.
Chad has been practicing law in McLean County since receiving his law license in November, 2002. He is a lifelong McLean County resident, growing up on a farm just outside of Colfax, Illinois. Chad graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997, cum laude, with a double major in history and political science.
Chad was an IESA state champion in the shot put and discus throw. He earned multiple varsity letters in football, basketball and track in high school. He also earned varsity letters in track while in college. While at IWU, Chad spent a semester abroad at American University in Washington D.C. and was a television production intern for the political commentary show “The McLaughlin Group”.
After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University, Chad attended Southern Illinois University School of Law where he served on the school’s Law Journal as an Articles Editor. He graduated from SIU Law in 2002 with honors.
Chad began his legal career working for a Bloomington attorney in 2002 as an associate. In 2005, Chad started his own law firm – The Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. Chad and the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. has received numerous honors and recognition recently.
Chad is married to his wife Kara of 21+ years and they have two children, Addison and Jackson. When not at the office, Chad enjoys being with his family and going to his children’s various school and sporting activities.
Chad is also a former member of the OSF St. Joseph's Foundation Board and served for two years as its President. Chad is currently a member of the OSF St. Joseph's Community Board.
Learn More about Chad here: https://www.ritchielawoffice.com/chadbio
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction for Estate Planning||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2021|
|Top 10 for Estate Planning Attorney||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2021|
|Best Law Firm||The Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards||2021|
|Attorney/Owner||Ritchie Law Office||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Dunn Law Firm||2012 - 2016|
|Attorney/Owner||Ritchie Law Office||2005 - 2012|
|Associate||Law Offices of William T. Hundman||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bloomington Kiwanis||Member||2014 - Present|
|McLean County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|McLean County Bar Association, History and Memorial Sub Committee||Chairman||2008 - 2014|
|Ritchie Law Office||What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die?||2016|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Illinois Wesleyan University||Bachelor of Science (BS)||1997|
|"How-To Tuesdays"||Business Succession Planning||2017|
|U of I Extension Money Mentors Training||Estate Planning Seminar||2016|
|Money Smart Week||Intro to the Revocable Living Trust||2016|
|Money Smart Week||Illinois Probate: What is Probate and the Strategies to Avoid It||2016|
|Money Smart Week||Planning for Incapacity: The Power of Attorney and Revocable Trust||2016|
|First Farm Credit Human Resources||Estate Planning and Retirement Seminar||2016|
|Activity & Recreation Center||General Estate Planning Seminar||2016|
|McLean County Bar Association||Mortgage Foreclosure||2010|
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