Stephanie M. Berardi is an associate attorney at Peck Ritchey, LLC. In addition to representing individuals and families, Stephanie represents financial institutions, medical institutions, and various fiduciaries.

Stephanie earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where she was one of ten graduates inducted into the Order of Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy, an honor conferred upon graduating law students who have demonstrated exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing. During law school, Stephanie served as President of DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society and competed in two national competitions. She additionally served as a clinical staffer for the DePaul Civil Rights Clinic and a research staffer for the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal. Prior to law school, Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in Political Science and Communications and a minor in Leadership Studies.

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

Practice Areas

  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Guardianship Litigation and Administration
  • Estate Administration
  • Will Contests
  • Elder Law


  • Juris Doctor – DePaul University College of Law

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association