Tim Ritchey, a Partner at Peck Bloom, LLC, a firm of Chicago estate planning lawyers, has recently been appointed Co-Chair of the Chicago Kent Young Alumni Council. Ritchey is a litigation attorney with an emphasis on contested probate litigation.
Online PR News – 03-December-2012 – CHICAGO, IL – Tim Ritchey of Peck Bloom, LLC has recently been named co-chair of the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council. Ritchey is a litigation attorney for the Chicago law firm with over 90% of his practice dedicated to litigation.
"The Young Alumni Council couldn't have selected a more qualified leader as Co-Chair than Tim. He has been widely recognized as an exceptional attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I have no doubt that he will provide the Young Alumni Association with the same level of dedication,” noted Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner, Peck Bloom LLC (http://www.peckbloom.com).
Ritchey is a 2005 graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he graduated with honors and remains actively involved in alumni activities. The Young Alumni Council was created in Fall 2009 to strengthen bonds among recent graduates of Chicago-Kent.
The Chicago litigation lawyer practices in the areas of estate and guardianship administration, probate and trust litigation, real estate litigation, fiduciary defense litigation and elder law and estate/Medicaid planning and administration with an emphasis on contested probate litigation. Ritchey's clients include: families, individuals, financial and medical institutions and governmental organizations. He has represented clients before both State and Federal Courts.
Ritchey has been recognized as a 2012 Super Lawyers “Illinois Rising Star” in Chicago Magazine. The honor is awarded to those nominated by their peers and bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois annually.
During his time with the Peck Bloom firm of Chicago estate planning lawyers, Ritchey has written numerous articles on elder law topics and issues including: withdrawal rates from retirement funds, viatical and life settlements, and tax breaks for offspring who support their parents. Most recently, he was asked by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education to author a chapter on federal and state statutory interpleader. He has also published articles with the American Bar Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield on probate and elder law matters. He continues to work with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Center for Disability and Elder Law as a volunteer.
Ritchey is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association and Kane County Bar Association. He is a member of the Probate Practice Committee and Estate Planning Committee at the Chicago Bar Association and was appointed to the Legislative Committee in 2011. He is also works with the Illinois State Bar Association to organize functions to help raise money for charity.
Ritchey has been appointed Special Assistant Attorney General in numerous matters to represent the State’s interests in actions relating to Illinois healthcare and disability law.
About Peck Bloom, LLC: Peck Bloom, LLC (http://www.peckbloom.com) is a boutique Chicago law firm that provides excellent representation in a variety of areas including probate litigation, guardianship litigation, trust litigation, administration of estates and trusts, elder law, estate planning, asset protection, corporate law, tax law, litigation attorney services, and special needs planning.