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Kerry R. Peck

Kerry R. Peck

Chicago Elder Lawyer
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • Florida, Illinois
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Summary

Kerry Peck is the past president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and founder of the Elder Law Committee of the CBA. He is also the managing partner of the Chicago law firm, Peck Ritchey, LLC, whose clients include families, hospitals, banks, the State of Illinois, County of Cook, and City of Chicago. He provides legal representation for trust and guardianship litigation, business planning, and estate planning.

Mr. Peck is well experienced in guiding his clients through the probate process, assisting in the transfer of assets and resolution of claims, and implementing estate plans. He is also very dedicated in advising families with disabled children in special needs planning.

He has been chosen as an Illinois Super Lawyer for over a decade and was named "Jewish Chicagoan of the Year" in 2007. Mr. Peck was retained by the City of Chicago Department of Aging to rewrite the State of Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect.

Not only has he co-authored the book, Alzheimer's and the Law, but he has also written articles for various journals and newspapers, including Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Illinois State Bar Journal.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alzheimer's Disease Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Corporate Law, including small and family business planning
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney and Managing Partner
Peck Ritchey, LLC
- Current
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. | Law
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Northern Illinois University
B.S. | Education
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Illinois Super Lawyers
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Network
Selected To Leading Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Professional Associations
Center for Disability & Elder Law
Advisory Board
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
CBA Record Editorial Board
Current
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Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Board of Directors
Current
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American Bar Association
Senior Lawyers Division - Task Force on Diminished Capacity
Current
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American Bar Association
Commission on Law and Aging
Current
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Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's Elder Abuse Task Force
Chair
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Elder Law Section Council - Immediate Past Chair
Current
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Political Action Committee - Chair
Current
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Special Needs Alliance
Member
Current
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Florida State Bar  # 269492
Member
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
CBA Record
Beyond Special Needs Trusts: Important Planning for the Family With Special Needs
EP Magazine
Helping Parents Plan for Children with Special Needs
Illinois Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Shall I Stay or Shall I Go? , North Shore Senior Center
Contact & Map
Peck Ritchey, LLC
321 S Plymouth Ct.
6th Fl
Chicago, IL 60604
Toll-Free: (855) 328-5787
Telephone: (312) 201-0900
Peck Ritchey, LLC
707 Skokie Blvd.
#600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Telephone: (847) 509-1099