Chicago, IL – Peck Ritchey, LLC Partners Timothy J. Ritchey and Associate Brandon E. Peck have been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list as two of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2014 in Estate and Trust Litigation. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor. This selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

“We are extremely proud of Timothy Ritchey and Brandon Peck’s acknowledgement as Super Lawyers’ Risings Stars,” said Kerry R. Peck, managing partner of Peck Ritchey, LLC.

Tim Ritchey concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and guardianship administration, probate and trust litigation, real estate litigation, fiduciary defense litigation and elder law and estate/Medicaid planning and administration. Over 90% of Tim’s practice is dedicated to litigation, with an emphasis on contested probate litigation. Tim has represented clients before courts in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will and Kane Counties; various Illinois appellate courts; the Illinois Supreme Court; and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Tim has been appointed to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in actions relating to Illinois health care and disability law. Tim is involved in many professional and charitable organizations, including the Young Professionals Board for the Center of Disability and Elder Law, ISBA, CBA, and DuPage County Bar Association.

Brandon Peck is an associate attorney with Peck Ritchey, LLC. He concentrates his practice on guardianship litigation and administration, trust litigation, probate Litigation, fiduciary defense litigation, elder law and estate administration, with an emphasis on contested trusts and estates. Brandon is a contributing author to the book Alzheimer’s and the Law. He currently serves as a director of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, previously serving as co-chair of the YLS Estate Planning Committee. Brandon has been a member of the Junior Board for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter since its inception and currently serves on the Executive Committee as chair of Education and Advocacy. Brandon is also actively involved with both the Illinois State Bar and American Bar Associations Young Lawyers sections.

The Rising Stars lists are published in Super Lawyers magazine, Chicago Magazine, and online at Both Peck and Ritchey are cited in the categories of Estate and Trust Litigation.

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.