A Senior Attorney at the Chicago-based law firm Peck Bloom, LLC, Timothy Ritchey assists clients with tax planning, asset protection, special needs trusts, and contested probate litigation, among other areas. Mr. Ritchey represents a range of parties, including individuals, families, and government organizations, before courts in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, and Kane Counties, the First District Appellate Court, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Timothy Ritchey has authored several articles pertaining to elder law issues such as withdrawal rates from retirement funds and tax breaks for offspring who support their parents. On behalf of Peck Bloom, Mr. Ritchey frequently orates on pertinent topics within his field. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Timothy Ritchey served Morgan Stanley as an Analyst prior to attending law school. Mr. Ritchey excelled during his time at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law, the first law school in the nation to mandate a three-year legal writing program. Named to the Dean’s List several times, Timothy Ritchey also received a merit-based scholarship while at Chicago-Kent. After earning his Juris Doctor, Timothy Ritchey won admittance to the Illinois State Bar Association in 2005. Timothy Ritchey maintains membership in several professional organizations, including the DuPage County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and sits on the Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board. Mr. Ritchey also contributes to the Probate Practice Committee and the Estate Planning Committee of The Chicago Bar Association, and helps organize charitable fundraising efforts for the Illinois State Bar Association.