Careers at Freeborn

The same entrepreneurial spirit that led six lawyers and eight professional staff members to form Freeborn in 1983 still exists today. We promote opportunity and reward initiative but also foster a culture built upon mutual respect, inclusiveness and collegiality.

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The Freeborn Difference

Learn more about what differentiates us from other firms here

Our Core Values

Our core values serve as the underlying foundation for every decision we make and the lens we looks through to our future.


We do the right thing for the right reason.


Our "family" is respectful, loving, and caring.


We demand of ourselves and each other: Excellence, Creativity, and Execution.


Through open and honest communication and cooperation, we make and support decisions in the firm's best interest, subordinating self-interests. 


We each take personal responsibility to do "whatever it takes" to solve even the toughest problems. 


We hire attorneys throughout the year to respond to the needs of our clients, practice areas and offices.  Our firm offers a collegial environment with attorneys who bring a diverse array of experiences, cultures and personal histories that enhance our inclusive environment and promote passion and pride in the work they produce.

Professional Staff

Our professional support staff exemplify our core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork and commitment. These values are not only the key to our success, but key to finding talented and motivated individuals to join our team.

"After practicing for 12 years in 'Big Law,' I wanted a place that was smaller and more personal, and that would allow me to work closely with clients on the strategy of litigation and on the broader impact of their matters."

- Kathleen Ehrhart

"When I was leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office for private practice, the judge for whom I’d clerked suggested I find a firm that was ‘haimish’—a Yiddish word that roughly translates as warm and unpretentious. At Freeborn, I’ve found a place that is both haimish and committed to excellence."

- Dylan Smith

"Before joining Freeborn, I observed some of Freeborn’s litigation attorneys in a two-week trial and I was totally impressed. Not only does the firm have remarkable attorneys and staff, but the firm is committed to a culture that cares for the entire team. This type of environment is special."

- Robert Stines

Your Future at Freeborn

Freeborn attracts superior talent because of our reputation for sophisticated and diverse legal work, a strong collegial atmosphere, and our authentic commitment to our Core Values. We hold high expectations of every member of the Firm to go beyond what is expected, fostering a collaborative and creative approach to delivering impactful solutions to the challenges facing our clients and our community.

We value our people. We continually strive to provide each individual with opportunities to take charge of their futures, achieve their best and take pride in their performance. By focusing on providing a nurturing and supportive environment, we are able to deliver superior outcomes for our clients.

The Freeborn Community

Our firm exists to make our clients’ businesses better.  We work hard to protect their interests and to ensure their goals are met now and into the future.  We focus on understanding and supporting our attorneys’ aspirations.  Our Core Values help our people contribute and thrive in a meaningful and productive environment. 

At Freeborn, we strive to create a work environment that values and respects the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, abilities, and individual contributions of each of our attorneys and staff. Through our commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, we maximize our collective strength, and we are better able to deliver on our promise of a better future for our employees and for our clients.

Diversity Committee

Freeborn’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee enhances mutual understanding and respect of our different points of view and life experiences, with a particular emphasis on firm-wide events, trainings and community sponsorships and events.

Women's Leadership Council

Our Women’s Leadership Council provides leadership and business development opportunities for women through training, mentoring, events and other support.

Community Support

Freeborn supports organizations such as Inspiration Corporation and Cristo Rey High School, nurturing opportunities for social mobility within our local communities.