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Peter M. Brady joined Peck Ritchey, LLC in January, 2019. . Peter earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013, where he was on the Dean’s List each of his three years there. He was also awarded with CALI awards for excellence in legal writing and advocacy. Prior to law school, Peter graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Peter concentrates his practice in Trust and Probate Litigation, Will Contests, Fiduciary Defense Litigation, Guardianship Litigation, Elder Law and Trust, Probate and Guardianship Administration. Peter has been named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2019 by his peers as one of the best attorneys in Illinois, an honor which is bestowed on up to only 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois annually.

From the Washington Post:

Changing ‘the tragedy narrative’: Why a growing camp is promoting a joyful approach to Alzheimer’s

Congrats to our very own Brandon E. Peck for winning the CBA/YLS Texas Hold 'Em Tournament last month!

Pictured with Jesse A. Footlik (not a poker winner, but still a winner in the courtroom, so we'll keep him around.)

On February 11th, the CBA Young Lawyers Section hosted “The YLS Game”, a casino night benefiting the Chicago Bar Foundation. Nearly 150 people from the legal community came together at the Union League Club of Chicago for casino games, a poker tournament, fun, mingling, and charity.

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Don't Let Dementia Steal Everything

By Kerry Peck and Rick Law

Published by the American Bar Association, this book is designed to be used by the reader as a reference guide to finding quality legal advice to overcome some very common legal obstacles raised by a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.  Available now on and


"When someone asks us what they should know now that a loved one has been diagnosed, we don’t even know how to begin to find the right answers. This book will be your starting point and a trustworthy guide. It is written by practicing lawyers who are on the front lines fighting to serve clients with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. In this book, they share with you…secret wisdom and the uncommon knowledge that comes from years of multiple client experiences.”

- Scott Turow, attorney and New York Times best-selling author of The Burden of Proof; Presumed Innocent; Pleading Guilty; Identical; and most recently, Testimony

Medicaid Home Care

Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. 

Window Closing for Couples to Use 'Claim Now, Claim More Later' Social Security Strategy

Spouses who are turning full retirement age this year are the last group who can use a strategy to maximize Social Security benefits by choosing whether to take spousal benefits or to take benefits on their own record. 

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