Meet Chad A. Ritchie


Chad A. Ritchie

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Chad A. Ritchie

Attorney and Sole Shareholder


Chad A. Ritchie is an attorney that practices estate planning law in Bloomington, Illinois through his law firm – the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd.


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 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. 


  • #1 Best Law Firm 2020 - The Pantagraph Reader's Choice Awards

  • 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 2018, Attorney and Practice Magazine 

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

  • Best Law Firm, Second Place, Honorable Mention, The 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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