Attorney at Law
Chad Ritchie is the founder and sole shareholder of the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. He is a lifelong resident of McLean County growing up on a farm near Colfax, Illinois. Chad graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science. He obtained his law degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2002. Chad has been a solo practitioner for the majority of his legal career. Chad has a passion for serving families and businesses with estate planning, real estate and business law. He continually looks for ways to improve the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. to better serve its clients. Chad lives in the Downs area and is married to his wife Kara and loves watching his two children, Addison and Jackson, play sports.
Tammy joined RLO in 2020 as Chad’s Executive Assistant. She is the main contact for the firm's Estate Administration and Real Estate cases. Tammy and her husband Jim are parents to two adults sons. As empty-nesters, they have quickly adjusted to having open schedules and very few time commitments. They enjoy driving vacations – the longer the road trip, the better. In her free time, Tammy likes to try new recipes and spend quality time with family and friends.
Executive Assistant | Office Manager
Jessica joined the firm in 2020 as the Estate Planning Onboarding Specialist. Jessica is your main contact for scheduling appointments and assisting you through your Estate Planning process. She also coordinates Marketing & Public Relations for RLO. Jessica is a graduate of ISU and spent the past 12 years working in Phoenix, AZ, in Public Relations and Nonprofit Management. She and her family recently moved back to Central Illinois to be closer to family and beat the desert heat. Jessica enjoys reading, traveling and being active outdoors.
Estate Planning Onboarding Specialist | Marketing & Public Relations
Kathy joined RLO in 2020 as a paralegal and assists with drafting Estate Planning documents. Prior to joining RLO, Kathy was an administrative assistant in the real estate world. Her new role at RLO re-ignites her educational background where she earned her paralegal certificate to complement a criminal justice/sociology degree. She is originally from the St. Paul, Minnesota area and moved to Bloomington/Normal in 2005 with her family. Kathy doesn’t mind snowy winters until March and enjoys spending time reading, crafting, or hunting down “treasures” at antique stores and summer markets.
Renae joined RLO in 2021 and is excited to support RLO clients during and after their Estate Planning process, as she coordinates our Signing Ceremonies and manages the RLO Care program. Renae is a Bloomington-Normal native and an ISU Redbird. She has worked in health and wellness for the past twenty years and is a life-long learner with a passion for helping others. Outside of the office, Renae enjoys time with her husband, adult step-daughter, family and friends. She also enjoys being in nature, reading and doing Sudoku puzzles.