Chad Ritchie


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


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 is a runner and has completed two full marathons and a half marathon. When not at work, Katrina enjoys being with her friends and being at home with her dog Cooper.

Emilyn Carter


Emilyn Carter is the firm’s Legal Service Director and manages all Probate and Trust Administration Files as well as Real Estate and Business Files for the firm. Emilyn is originally from Cornell, Illinois. Emilyn graduated from Illinois State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Paralegal Certificate. Emilyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being at home with her dogs, Maggie and Zoey…and her mischievous cat, Leo.

Morgan Johnson


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.