Illinois Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services Act Ratified

Senate Bill 2301, The Illinois Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services Act, recently passed both chambers of the legislature in Springfield. This landmark legislation will establish minimum training standards for employees of long-term care facilities, residential, or community-based programs that advertise dementia specific services. Families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease should have some confidence that their loved ones are cared for by providers who have received training in dementia care.

state capitolA diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease also requires timely and careful legal planning. Families should have the same confidence with their lawyer for Alzheimer’s disease planning. Call elder law firm Peck Ritchey, LLC, at (312) 201-0900 for a free consultation.

We are the only law firm that has been actively involved in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Our attorneys have served on the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors and its Junior Board. We have also supported the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Rita Hayworth Gala, and Reason to Hope. In addition, Peck Ritchey, LLC, has supported Alzheimer’s Day sponsored by the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Kerry Peck, Managing Partner, co-authored a book entitled “Alzheimer’s and the Law.” Peck Ritchey, LLC, is a law firm committed to helping families and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia.


Kerry R. Peck named Top 10 Elder Lawyer by Leading Lawyers

Kerry R. Peck of Peck Ritchey, LLC has been named to Leading Lawyers’s list of top 10 elder lawyers.

Attorneys who make the list are highly regarded among other attorneys for their ethical standards and legal prowess. Lawyers who receive this honor go through a lengthy selection process that involves being voted on by their peers. The Leading Lawyers peer survey asks all attorneys in an area “If a family member or friend needs legal help and you can’t take the case, which lawyers would you recommend within your area of law or geographic region?”

Attorneys with Peck Ritchey, LLC, have been Leading Lawyers since 2008 and hope to continue to serve as leaders for years to come.


Tips for Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be an overwhelming experience, especially for those who have never retained legal counsel before. The outcome of this case will have the potential to impact your life for the foreseeable future, so it’s important that you do your research before you select an attorney. To help you with this process, the legal team at Peck Ritchey, LLC, has created a short guide to help you learn more about hiring the right attorney. You can click here to read the guide in its entirety.


Peck Ritchey, LLC, looking to hire Legal Executive Assistant

The team at Peck Ritchey, LLC, is looking to fill an available position for a Legal Executive Assistant. The person who fills this role will provide a high-level of support to the firm’s Managing Partner. You can read more about the position by clicking here.

If you are interested in this position or have a referral, please call (312) 201-0900 and ask for Chelsea.


Thank You to All Our Veterans

Peck Ritchey would like to thank all of America’s veterans today for their service to our country.

In honor of our loved ones, we would like to recognize our relatives who have served:

  • Managing Partner Kerry Peck and associate Brandon Peck would like to recognize their father/ grandfather, Joseph Peck, for his service in WWII and Kerry’s father-in law, Harry Weiss, for his service in WWII.
  • Senior attorney Peter Coorlas would like to honor his father, Stratte Coorlas, who served in World War II, his uncle, Stanley Lallas, who served in the Korean War, his uncle, Dean Coorlas, who served in WWII and received a purple heart for his efforts in the Battle of the Bulge, and his father-in-law, Christ Atsaves, who served in WWII.
  • Senior Attorney Cameron DeGuerre would like to honor her grandfather, Mel Creamer, for his service in the navy during WWII, her close family friend, Richard Weeks, for his service in Vietnam, her close family friend, Dominic Mers, for his service in Iraq and her close family friend, Captain Nick Pianalto, for his service as a Missouri National Guardsman in Iraq.
  • Senior Attorney Timothy Ritchey would like to honor his father, Dick Ritchey, for his service in the Vietnam War.
  • Associate attorney Katie McClanahan would like to honor her grandfather, Wayne McClanahan, for his service in World War II.
  • Associate attorney Jesse Footlik would like to honor his grandfather, Milton Levy, for his service in WWII.
  • Office manager Erin Schuster would like to honor her grandfather, Raymond Hitti, for his service in WWII.
  • Receptionist, Nikki Gabrys would like to honor her father, Grant Gabrys, for his service in the Vietnam War.
  • Marketing Coordinator, Kate Konieczny, would like to honor her grandfather, Larry Mulvaney, for his service in the navy during WWII.
  • Legal Assistant Anne Rodgers would like to honor her brother, Dick Rodgers, who served and gave his life while serving in the Air Force and her uncle, Harry Scott, who served and gave his life in WWII.
  • Legal Assistant Danielle Jones would like to honor her grandfather, Willard Lindberg, for his service in WWII.
  • Legal Assistant Jessica Sznajder would like to honor her close friend, Roland LeBlanc, who was awarded a purple heart for his service in Afghanistan.
  • Legal Assistant Melissa Foxworth would like to honor her grandfather, Robert Richardson, for his service in WWII and her grandfather, Edward Foxworth, who was awarded the Medal of Honor and a purple heart for his service in WWII.
  • Law clerk Katie McArdle would like to honor her grandfather, Windy Brees, for his service in the Korean War and her cousin, Jordan Hohimer, for his service in Afghanistan.