Kathleen R. Ryding

Kathleen R. Ryding

Contested Estates and Family Conflicts, Litigation, Trusts and Estates

(630) 221-1755 | kryding@huckbouma.com


  • University of Illinois, Urbana, College of Law, J.D. with Honors in 1981
  • University of Illinois, College of Commerce and Business Administration, B.S. in Finance with High Honors in 1978

Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers


  • Illinois

Kathleen Richards Ryding joined Huck Bouma, PC in 1999 and is a director with the firm. 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.