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

Chicago, IL – Acclaimed Author Scott Turow has written the forward to the new book, written by Chicago Litigation Attorney Kerry R. Peck and Rick Law, Alzheimer’s and the Law. This book is designed to give attorneys the knowledge needed to answer questions and guide their clients diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This important book examines this disease and unique legal solutions and options from every angle.

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction. Mr. Turow’s books have won a number of literary awards, including the Heartland Prize in 2003 for Reversible Errors, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2004 for Ultimate Punishment and Time Magazine’s Best Work of Fiction, 1999 for Personal Injuries. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 30 million copies world-wide and have been adapted into a full length film and two television miniseries.

“We are thrilled that Scott Turow was able to contribute to our book,” said Peck Ritchey, LLC Managing Partner Kerry Peck. “Scott’s experience and reputation in the legal and literary fields made him the perfect fit for this book that guides readers through the complexities of the legal system after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.”

The book’s co-author Kerry Peck concentrates his practice on trust and estate litigation, estate planning and administration, probate, guardianship, and elder law. He is the past president of the 22,000-lawyer Chicago Bar Association. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. Peck is chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Council, and is also a member of Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

Peck Ritchey, LLC is a leading boutique law firm providing representation in all areas of elder law including probate litigation, guardianship litigation, trust litigation, administration of estates and trusts, elder law, estate planning, asset protection, corporate law, tax law, and special needs planning. The firm is a recognized leader in the Chicago legal community and its lawyers have been asked to rewrite the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act for the City of Chicago’s Department on Aging.

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