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Meet Chad A. Ritchie


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Chad A. Ritchie

Ph (309) 662-7000

F: (309) 662-4369

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Chad A. Ritchie

Attorney and Sole Shareholder


Chad A. Ritchie practices Estate Planning law in Bloomington, Illinois through his law firm,

Ritchie Law Office, Ltd.


Chad has been practicing law in McLean County for 20 years since receiving his license in 2002.


A lifelong McLean County resident, Chad grew up on a farm just outside of Colfax, Illinois, and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997, cum laude, with a double major in history and political science.

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 and then started his own law firm, Ritchie Law Office, Ltd (RLO), in 2005.

Chad & RLO have consistently received numerous honors and recognition.  


  • #1 Best Lawyer 2021
    The Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards


  • #1 Best Law Firm 2021 & 2020 
    The Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards


  • Lawyers of Distinction Award 2022 

  • The Marquis Who’s Who in America 2019 

  • 10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Illinois for Client Satisfaction - 2018, 2019
    American Institute of Legal Counsel 


  • Top 10 Estate Planning Law Award 2018
    Attorney and Practice Magazine 


  • Best Lawyer, Second Place, Honorable Mention
    The Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards - 2017, 2018, 2019


  • Best Law Firm, Second Place, Honorable Mention 
    The Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards - 2017, 2018, 2019

Chad is married to his wife Kara of nearly 25 years. They have two children, Addison and Jackson.  When not at RLO, Chad enjoys being with his family and going to his children’s various school and sporting activities. 

Chad is also a former member of the OSF St. Joseph's Foundation Board and served for two years as its President. Chad is currently a member of the OSF St. Joseph's Community Board.

Want to get to know Chad a little better? Check out these blog articles!

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