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Kerry Reid Peck

Kerry Reid 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 four years running 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
Illinois
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney and Managing Partner
Peck Ritchey, LLC
- Current
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Law
Awards
Super Lawyer
Illinois Super Lawyers
Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Network
Super Lawyer
Illinois Super Lawyers
Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Network
Super Lawyer
Illinois Super Lawyers
Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Network
Super Lawyer
Illinois Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Center for Disability & Elder Law
Advisory Board
Current
Chicago Bar Association
CBA Record Editorial Board
Current
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Board of Directors
Current
American Bar Association
Senior Lawyers Division - Task Force on Diminished Capacity
Current
American Bar Association
Commission on Law and Aging
Current
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's Elder Abuse Task Force
Chair
Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Elder Law Section Council - Immediate Past Chair
Current
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Political Action Committee - Chair
Current
Special Needs Alliance
Member
Current
Florida State Bar # 269492
Member
- Current
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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Peck Ritchey, LLC Website
Blog
Peck Ritchey, LLC Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Peck Ritchey, LLC
105 W Adams St
Chicago , IL 60603
USA
Telephone: (312) 201-0900