CHICAGO, IL — Chicago litigation attorney Kerry Peck has been selected to receive The Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) 2014 Justice John Paul Stevens Award, the CBA’s highest honor. The award luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago.
The award is named for Chicagoan Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired from the United States Supreme Court in 2010. The Stevens Award recognizes lawyers and judges who have demonstrated outstanding character and commitment to community throughout their careers. The CBA looks for nominees who, like Justice Stevens, exemplify the highest personal integrity and devotion to public service.
“I am thrilled to be recognized among such an esteemed group of accomplished individuals,” said Kerry Peck, Peck Ritchey, LLC Managing Partner. “I’m proud that my work as a Chicago litigation attorney and my public service has been recognized by my peers.”
Kerry Peck concentrates his practice in Trust and Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Guardianship and Fiduciary Litigation, and Special Needs and Alzheimer’s Disease Planning. Mr. Peck is a past President of the 22,000-lawyer Chicago Bar Association. He is chair of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s Elder Abuse Task Force and was retained by the City of Chicago Department of Aging to rewrite the State of Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act. He co-wrote the book Alzheimer’s and the Law, published by the American Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for attorneys and healthcare professionals across the country. Kerry is also a member of Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.