Patrick J. Bushell is an associate attorney at Peck Ritchey, LLC. In addition to representing individuals and families, Patrick represents financial institutions, medical institutions, and various fiduciaries. Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, where he graduated cum laude. During law school, Patrick was regularly named to the Dean’s list and received CALI awards for excellence in Federal Individual Income Tax, Environmental Law, and Secured Transactions. He also was a Lead Articles Editor for The John Marshall Law Review, took first place in the Albert R. Mugel National Moot Court Competition, and was on the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council. In 2017 and 2018 Patrick was selected by Leading Lawyers Magazine as a top emerging lawyer in Elder Law, Trust, Will and Estate Planning.

Patrick’s practice areas include Trust and Probate Litigation, Guardianship Litigation and Administration, Estate Administration, Will Contests, Fiduciary Defense Litigation, and Elder Law. Patrick is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Practice Areas

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




  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • Illinois State University, B.A., Philosophy

Bar Admission

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association:
    • Probate Practice Committee
    • Young Lawyers Section Estate Planning Committee
    • Public Outreach: Wills for Heroes Subcommittee
  • Illinois State Bar Association:
    • Young Lawyer's Division