D. Richard Self


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Phone: (217) 535-1060

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower



Richard Self is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on antitrust, appellate, and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust litigation in the federal courts. He has specific experience on antitrust matters in the technology, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products industries, along with related experience in supply chain disputes. Altogether, Richard brings a dynamic sense of energy to his cases and has robust experience at every step of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Richard served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable J. Phil Gilbert in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, where he amassed a considerable amount of trial, hearing, and motion experience. 

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Federal Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presenter, "You tried a case during a pandemic? How’d that go???" Chicago Bar Association CLE Webinar (September 2021).