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Peck Ritchey has a new Chicago home!

Our dedication to serving you hasn't changed, but our address has!

As of June 1, 2020, Peck Ritchey's Chicago address has changed. Our new Chicago address is:

Peck Ritchey, LLC
321 S. Plymouth Ct.,
6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 201-0900

Peck Ritchey is a boutique law firm that concentrates its practice in the following:

  • Estate, Probate, Trust, Guardianship Litigation
  • Administration of Estates, Trusts, Guardianships
  • Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation
  • Alzheimer's Disease Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Asset Protection

We look forward to inviting our clients, colleagues and friends to our new office once it is safe to do so! 

Aging Matters

Peck Ritchey's Column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Looking into no-contest clauses: What do they actually mean?
Suppose Adam and Barbara, residents of Chicago, have two children: Cathy and David. Adam and Barbara both pass, and in their joint will they leave 80% of their estate to Cathy and...

Financial scams have become increasingly popular, especially among seniors. Seniors typically have worked hard to save money and have large sums sitting in accounts which is exactly what the scammers are after.

Below is an excerpt about a popular scam to be aware of so you can protect yourself and loved ones.

Crooks Extort Grandparents for Cash Amid Pandemic by AARP Fraud Resource Center

"Amid the global health crisis, the FBI and local police are investigating an uptick in grandparent scams. In New Jersey and New York alone, roughly 100 victims have lost about $1 million in recent months, an official says.

The scams often begin when an older person is contacted by a criminal who poses as a panicked grandchild in need of thousands of dollars quickly for an emergency such as a hospital bill or bail money, says the FBI's Greg Takacs, an assistant special agent in charge in the bureau's Newark, New Jersey office.

"It's just so disgusting,” he says, as these bad actors are preying on older folks and exploiting the love and sense of altruism they have for their family members.

The scams are fast-moving extortions with various pretexts. A crook may pretend to be an attorney or bail bondsman, Takacs says. And the relative said to need big bucks is not always a “grandchild;” it could be a “niece” or “nephew.”

Since 2015, some 91,585 people have been victims of impostor scammers who purport to be family members or friends, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says."

Read the entire article here: Census Scams - AARP Fraud Resource Center

Is Someone Trying to Steal Your Inheritance?


Is it a family member, caregiver, or "new" friend?

We can help!

Call (312) 201-0900 for a no-cost initial consultation.

Peck Ritchey in the Community

Peck Ritchey is proud to educate residents and professionals in the Chicagoland community on a number of important issues surrounding aging and estate planning. Here are our recent speaking events:

Celebrity Estate Battles at Brookdale Senior Living 
-June 17, 2020 

On June 17, 2020, Kerry Peck presented a webinar to the residents at Brookdale Senior Living in Northbrook about celebrity estate battles. Peck Ritchey is available to schedule free initial consultations to discuss estate planning and probate matters. 

COVID-19 Drama: Real Life Medical and Legal Stories 
-June 23, 2020

On June 23, 2020, Kerry Peck and Dr. Victoria Braund, Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Clinical Assist Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, discussed COVID-19 and its impact on the community as well as the importance of advance directives and why everyone should have them.

If you are interested in having Peck Ritchey speak in your community, please contact Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Muttschall, at

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