BLOOMINGTON, IL, March 26, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chad A. Ritchie has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Chad has been practicing law in McLean County since receiving his law license in November, 2002. He is a lifelong McLean County resident, growing up on a farm just outside of Colfax, Illinois. Chad graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997, cum laude, with a double major in history and political science. Chad Ritchie and his law firm, the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. is a leading estate planning law firm in central Illinois.
Chad was an IESA state champion in the shot put and discus throw. He earned multiple varsity letters in football, basketball and track in high school. He also earned varsity letters in track while in college. While at IWU, Chad spent a semester abroad at American University in Washington D.C. and was a television production intern for the political commentary show "The McLaughlin Group.
After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University, Chad attended Southern Illinois University School of Law where he served on the school's Law Journal as an Articles Editor. He graduated from SIU Law in 2002 with honors.
Chad began his legal career working for a Bloomington attorney in 2002 as an associate. In 2005, Chad started his own law firm – The Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. Chad and the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. has received numerous honors and recognition recently.
The Marquis Who's Who in America - 2019
10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys, Illinois, Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Legal Counsel - 2018, 2019
Top 10 Estate Planning Law Award, Attorney and Practice Magazine – 2018, 2019
Best Lawyer, Second Place, Honorable Mention, Pantagraph Reader's Choice Awards - 2017, 2018, 2019
Best Law Firm, Second Place, Honorable Mention, Pantagraph Reader's Choice Awards - 2017, 2018, 2019
Chad is married to his wife Kara of 21+ years and they have two children, Addison and Jackson. When not at the office, Chad enjoys being with his family and going to his children's various school and sporting activities. Chad is also the current President of the OSF St. Joseph Foundation Board.
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