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.
Katrina Lueck is Chad Ritchie’s legal assistant and helps manage the firm’s office. Katrina assists with drafting legal documents, tracks the firm’s workflow and maintains the firm’s record keeping. Katrina and her husband Tyler are ISU graduates and cheer on the Redbirds when they can at ISU basketball games. Katrina and Tyler welcomed their first baby, Carter, in November 2018. Katrina is a runner and has completed two full marathons and a half marathon. When not at work, Katrina enjoys being with her family and friends and playing with her dog Cooper.
Sarah is the firm’s legal assistant. She manages Probate and Trust Administration files as well as the firm’s marketing. Sarah is a graduate of McKendree University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing and Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. She then continued on at McKendree University to earn her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Sarah is originally from Green Valley, Illinois and has recently made the transition back to Central Illinois after living in St. Louis for the last seven years. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, fishing, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.
Morgan Johnson is the firm's Client Service Director and oversees all estate plan files at the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. She is the main contact for scheduling appointments. She also assists Chad with drafting estate planning documents and ensures the firm's estate planning clients have a great experience working with the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. Morgan is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences and her Paralegal Certificate. Morgan enjoys watching football and cheering on the University of Alabama and Green Bay Packers. She lives near Champaign Illinois, where she spends her time with family and her two dogs.