Meet the Team


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Chad 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.


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.


Jessica Green

Estate Planning Onboarding Specialist | Marketing & Public Relations 

Jessica is dedicated to onboarding new Estate Planning clients. Jessica loves listening and learning about your Estate Planning needs. She is also very creative, coordinating RLO’s Marketing & Public Relations and educating our community about Estate Planning.  Jessica is a graduate of ISU and spent the past 12 years working in Phoenix, AZ, in Public Relations and Nonprofit Management. She recently moved back to Central Illinois to be closer to family and beat the desert heat. Jessica enjoys creative work and exploring outdoors.


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.