Meet the Team


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Chad A. Ritchie

Attorney at Law

Chad is the founder and sole shareholder of the Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. and has been practicing law for nearly 20 years. Chad has a passion for providing Proper Estate Plans to RLO clients. He and the RLO Team take great pride in RLO’s Client-First culture. 

Chad is a lifelong resident of McLean County growing up on a farm near Colfax, Illinois. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science, then obtained his law degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2002. Chad lives in the Downs area and is married to his wife Kara and loves watching his two children, Addison and Jackson, play sports.

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Tammy Cook

Executive Assistant | Office Manager

Tammy enhances RLO with her 20+ years of experience as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant. Tammy is vital in keeping RLO operations running smoothly, and has a major role in facilitating client communications for Chad and maximizing our Team’s productivity. Tammy also Assists Chad with helping families administer the Estate of loved ones who has passed away.  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.

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Kathy Jensen


Kathy is extremely detailed and organized, working closely with Attorney Chad A. Ritchie to make sure all Estate Planning documents are drafted in a timely manner. Kathy sends each client an “Executive Summary” of the details of their Estate Plan after they have met with Chad. Kathy will also follow up with clients prior to the client’s next scheduled meeting. Kathy earned her paralegal certificate to complement a criminal justice/sociology degree. Originally from the St. Paul, Minnesota area, Kathy doesn’t mind snowy winters until March and enjoys spending time reading, crafting, or hunting down “treasures” at antique stores and summer markets.


Spencer Jensen

Client Services Coordinator

Spencer is dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients and coordinating our RLO Care Program for clients after they have completed their Estate Plans. Spencer also assists Chad with facilitating Signing Ceremonies where clients review and sign their Estate Plan documents. Spencer is a graduate from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an passion for helping others, making her a great fit for our office. Outside of the office, she loves to record music, go hiking with her dog, Trinity, and help coach her old college rugby team.