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Join Kerry Peck and Diana Law for a Groundbreaking Discussion!

Have you seen the tragic thriller I Care a Lot on Netflix? If you have, you understand the need for this discussion. If you haven't, watch it and join us for this discussion. 

The exploitation in the elder community is an epidemic, but does this kind of exploitation really happen? How can I make sure this doesn't happen to my loved ones?

Managing Partner Kerry Peck and Kane County Public Guardian and Public Adminstrator Diana Law will address your questions and provide clarity on guardianship.

Use this link to register: Register Here

Peck Ritchey, LLC Welcomes Associate Attorney Daniel J. Lynch!

Daniel J. Lynch is an associate attorney at Peck Ritchey, LLC. In addition to representing individuals and families, Dan represents financial institutions, medical institutions, and various fiduciaries.

Dan earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded the Order of John Marshall. During law school, Dan served as an Associate Justice on the John Marshall Moot Court Honors Council and was Staff Editor for the John Marshall Law Review.

Additionally, Dan was awarded the Highest Grade Award in his Constitutional Law I & II courses. Prior to law school, Dan earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa in Political Science with a minor in Economics.   

Daniel’s practice areas include Trust and Probate Litigation, Guardianship Litigation and Administration, Estate Administration, Will Contests, Fiduciary Defense Litigation, and Elder Law. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.

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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's what we're currently up to:

I Care a Lot: A Netflix Film - A Legal and Ethical Discussion Surrounding Guardianship
April 20, 2021 at 4:00pm via Zoom
Sponsored by Elderwerks and Gentle Home Services

Learn how estate planning can give your unique family peace of mind and learn about protecting the finances of your loved ones.

Use this link to register: Register for Webinar


Hoarding and the Law
May 19, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom
Sponsored by Artis Senior Living Lakeview

It's more than reality TV. Hoarding is a common problem, and recently, it has been recognized as a mental health disorder. In addition to the initial shock of the hoards of "stuff" that lie behind a hoarder's closed doors, what happens when the law steps in? This coversation will review the complete hoarding continuum: various solutions available such as guardianship, professional ethical concerns, housing/landlord issues and legal options to help ensure that relapses do not occur. Learn how an elder law attorney complements the health care team to ensure the disabled person receives the help they need. 

1 CE for Nurses and Social Workers Available

Use this link to register: Register for Webinar


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

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 last year's surge of scams to be aware of so you can protect yourself and loved ones.

How Cybercriminals Stole $1.8 Billion from Unsuspecting Older Americans in 2020 by Katherine Skiba of AARP

"Cybercrime complaints soared to a record high last year, when total losses surpassed $4.2 billion and losses to those 50 and older exceeded $1.8 billion, according to FBI data for 2020.

The nearly 792,000 in overall reports from all ages was a 69 percent jump from 2019. The increase was blamed on crooks who exploited the COVID-19 pandemic for financial gain. “In 2020, while the American public was focused on protecting our families from a global pandemic and helping others in need, cybercriminals took advantage of the opportunity to profit from our dependence on technology to go on an internet crime spree,” said the FBI's Paul Abbate, a 25-year veteran who is the bureau's deputy director, its second-highest official."

Read the entire article here: How Cybercriminals Stole $1.8 Billion from Unsuspecting Older Americans in 2020.

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