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Kerry R. Peck

Peck Ritchey, LLC
National Advocates - Top 10 Wills Trusts/Estates/Probate Law
Peck Ritchey, LLC
321 S Plymouth Ct, 6th Fl, Chicago, IL 60604 United States
(312) 201-0900

Kerry R. Peck is the managing partner of the Chicago law firm [firm-name]. He is the past President of the 22,000 lawyer Chicago Bar Association. His clients have included families, hospitals, banks, the State of Illinois, County of Cook, and City of Chicago. Since 2006, he has been selected by his peers in statewide surveys of Illinois attorneys as a “Super Lawyer”, an attorney to whom other attorneys would refer their family, and he was named a member of the Leading Lawyers Network. Mr. Peck is the recipient of the 2014 Justice John Paul Stevens Award, the Chicago Bar Association’s highest honor. He was also selected by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law as one of their 125 Alumni of Distinction. In 2021, Mr. Peck was appointed Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Justice. Mr. Peck was retained by the City of Chicago Department of Aging to rewrite the State of Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act. Mr. Peck is the co-author of Alzheimer’s and the Law and Don’t Let Dementia Steal Everything, both published by the American Bar Association. Mr. Peck has written articles for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Chicago Bar Association Record, Illinois State Bar Journal, and various other journals and newspapers. He teaches attorneys and healthcare professionals across the country and is a former adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School’s Elder Law Studies program where he taught a guardianship course.

Advises individuals and banks charged with the administration of estates and trusts. Guides fiduciaries through the probate process, appearing in court as required, assisting them in the transfer of assets, and resolution of claims, as well as the implementation of the decedent's estate plan.

Vigorously represents all parties in will contests and contested guardianships including minors and disabled adults.

Assists families to plan for disabled children or other family members who are, or are likely to become, disabled and require special protection.

Kerry Peck has been appointed Guardian Ad Litem in the Circuit Court by the Probate Division, Chancery Division and County Division, involving complex cases including health care, tax issues, real estate and medical issues. Mr. Peck has been appointed Special Administrator, Successor Administrator and/or Successor Trustee in contested trust and estate cases all by Court order.


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25th Annual Alzheimer Day at Northwestern Hospital

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Kerry Peck to speak at Lincolnshire Police Department “Are You the Next Victim?” event

Kerry Peck to Help Answer Questions for Fox 32 Chicago

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Peck appointed as liaison to ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Kerry Peck to present Judge Marovitz Mentoring award at My Hero Awards

The Battle Over Control of Ernie Banks’ Estate

Peck Ritchey, LLC Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers

Kerry Peck appointed as Liaison to ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Kerry Peck to Present Judge Marovitz Mentoring Award at My Hero Awards

Kerry Peck Recipient of The Justice John Paul Stevens Award by The Chicago Bar Association

Kerry Peck Consulted in Forbes Article

Kerry Peck Featured in NBC News Piece by Maria Shriver

Kerry Peck Speaking at International Elder Law & Policy Conference July 11

Kerry Peck Re-Appointed to ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Kerry Peck Appears on Justice & Law Weekly

Peck Ritchey Attorneys Kerry R. Peck and Kenneth M. Bloom Named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2014

Peck Ritchey Attorney Kerry R. Peck Named Illinois Super Lawyer for 2014

Kerry Peck Recognized among IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 125 Alumni of Distinction

Acclaimed Author Scott Turow Writes Forward to New Book, Alzheimer’s and the Law

New Book Prescribes Legal Remedies for Alzheimer’s Disease


Alzheimer's, Now What? – North Shore Senior Center Newsletter

Financial Abuse by Profiteering Guardians Awaits Aging Boomers and Heirs – Juliette Fairley quoting Kerry Peck Article published on

Life Ed: Protecting Wishes And Assets Of Alzheimer's Patients – Maria Shriver quoting Kerry R. Peck Article published on NBC


Will and Trust Contests: Attorneys and the Issue of Client Capacity – Article published in Bifocal, Journal of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Don’t Let Dementia Steal Everything : Avoid Mistakes, Save Money, and Take Control

Alzheimer's and the Law: Counseling Clients with Dementia and Their Families – Published by the American Bar Association

Beyond Special Needs Trusts- Important Planning for the Family with Special Needs – Article published in Exceptional Parent Magazine

Help with End-of-Life Plans – Kerry R. Peck quoted in the Chicago Tribune Health Beat Section

Helping Parents Plan for Children with Special Needs – Article published in the Illinois Bar Journal

How to Set Up a Caregiving Agreement – Kerry R. Peck quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests, Guardianship Litigation Chapter, 2009 IICLE Handbook – Published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Protecting a Friend's Right to Inherit

Relatives Can be Paid to Look After the Elderly – Kerry R. Peck quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Reviving End-of-Life Decision Making – How the Schiavo Case Demonstrates the Importance of Advance Directives – Article published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Self Neglect and the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act – Kerry R. Peck and Brandon E. Peck Published by the Age Options Suburban Elder Justice Coalition

Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act – Article published in the Chicago Bar Association Record

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