Brandon E. Peck is a Partner with Peck Ritchey, LLC. He represents individuals, families, financial and medical institutions. Brandon concentrates his practice in the areas of trust, estate, and guardianship litigation and administration. He advises fiduciaries charged with the administration of estates and trusts as well as guides them through the probate process. Brandon routinely represents all parties in contested guardianships including minors and disabled adults.

In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Brandon was selected by his peers in multiple statewide surveys of Illinois attorneys as a “Super Lawyer”, an attorney to whom other attorneys would refer their family. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 he was also selected by Leading Lawyers Magazine as a top emerging lawyer in Elder Law, Trust, Will and Estate Planning. He also was a contributor to the book Alzheimer’s and the Law, which was published by the American Bar Association in 2013.
Brandon is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section on which he currently serves as the Second Vice Chair. Brandon lectures frequently in the areas of trust and estate litigation, guardianships, special needs and estate planning before his colleagues and other professionals, including at The Chicago Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as well as numerous hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and community organizations. Brandon is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

News

Brandon Peck and Ronald Webb Promoted to Senior Associates at Peck Ritchey, LLC
Brandon Peck to Serve as Public Service Manager for the Young Lawyers Section of the CBA
Peck Ritchey Attorneys Timothy J. Ritchey and Brandon E. Peck Named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2014


Publications

“The Pros of Pro Bono Work”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Alzheimer’s and the Law – contributing author.
“Changes to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act,” Chicago Hospital News.

October 16, 2015: “Guardianship Bootcamp – Powers, Duties, Limitations and Role of Guardian,” Illinois State Bar Association, 20 S Clark Street, #900, Chicago, IL


March 19, 2015: “When Dementia Leads to Drama,” Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL


November 12, 2014: “Estate Planning”, Chicago Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, IL


October 27, 2014: “Turning 18: Legal Planning for Individuals with Special Needs”, Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference, Springfield, IL


May 7, 2014: “Legal and Medical Perspective Related to Dementia”, Covenant Home of Chicago, Chicago, IL


November 20, 2013: “In Sickness and In Health”, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


May 1, 2013: “The New Normal”, Uncle Julios Restaurant, Chicago, IL


April 1, 2013: “Ethicial Issues with TBD”, Evanston Women’s Hospital, Evanston, IL


October 8, 2012: “Self Neglect & Elder Abuse”, Rehab Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


May 2, 2012: “Common Mistakes in Estate Planning: Avoiding Litigation & Navigating Litigation When it Happens”, Chicago Bar Association YLS Estate Planning Committee, Chicago, IL


October 25, 2011: “Ethical Issues with Competency Cases”, Weiss Hospital, Chicago, IL


August 17, 2011: “Ethical Issues Related to End of Life”, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL


July 13, 2011: “Ethical Issues Related to End of Life”, Stoney River Restaurant, Deer Park, IL


August 17, 2010: “Guardianship and Litigation”, Condell Hospital, Libertyville, IL

Practice Areas

  • Guardianship Litigation and Administration
  • Trust Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Defense Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning

Recognitions

Education

  • University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana, Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana, B.A., Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • United States Federal District Court

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association-Young Lawyers Section
    • Second Vice Chair (2016-Present)
    • Project Officer (2015-2016)
    • Public Service Manager (2014-2015)
    • Director (2012-2014)
    • Estate Planning Committee Co-Chair 2011-2012
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Membership Committee
  • Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board
    • General Member (2016-Present)
    • Executive Committee 2011-2016)
    • Chair of Education and Advocacy (2013-2015)
    • Founding Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • First Municipal Advisory Committee-Member