Attorney Kathleen R. Ryding

Kathleen R. Ryding

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Contested Estates and Family Conflicts
  • Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning



Kathleen Richards Ryding joined Huck Bouma, PC in 1999. Kathy is a trial attorney and focuses her practice on business litigation, contested estates, trust litigation and contested guardianships.

Since joining Huck Bouma, Kathy has engaged in business litigation, as well as estate and trust litigation, including cases involving breaches of fiduciary duties by administrators and trustees, such as failure to timely administer estates and trusts, failure to timely and properly account; conversion of assets and related issues. Kathy also handles contested guardianships involving the elderly, disabled and minors.

Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Kathy practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Chicago where she engaged in business litigation, including breach of contract disputes, covenant not to compete litigation, accounting and legal malpractice claims, partnership disputes and various disputes encountered by business entities.

Kathy spent seven years at the University of Illinois, Urbana and earned a J.D. with Honors from the College of Law, as well as a B.S. in Finance with High Honors from the College of Commerce and Business Administration. She is a loyal and long-suffering Illini fan who enjoys attending football, basketball and volleyball games with friends and family.

Kathy resides in Naperville, and enjoys traveling, exercising, reading and spending time with her two children, Stephanie Ryding Zobac and Greg Ryding, and their extended families.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Illinois
    • 1981
    • Honors: Honors
  • University of Illinois, College of Commerce and Business Administration, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1978
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member
  • Kane County Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, Member