Matthew H. Bunn


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Phone: (312) 360-6618

Fax: (312) 360-6520

When you make a choice and say, 'Come hell or high water, I am going to be this,' then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that ... when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been in your mind the whole time.

- Kobe Bryant



Matthew H. Bunn is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and member of the Emerging Industries Team.

Matt is a business counselor and litigator who represents clients in federal and state courts in complex commercial litigation matters. He counsels clients to avoid potentially litigious situations and advises clients throughout the process of litigation to achieve cost-effective and positive results. Matt also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and finding other economical means to successfully resolve matters for clients.

Matt has also maintained an active pro bono practice. Notably, Matt represented an individual seeking redress for federal civil rights violations. Matt has also represented an individual from Honduras seeking asylum in federal immigration proceedings.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Matt was a litigation associate at Duane Morris LLP. Matt also previously externed for both Justice Terrence J. Lavin of the Illinois First District Appellate Court and the late Honorable John W. Darrah of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Represented entities in employment and non-compete dispute with former officers.

  • Represented entities in breach of contract and unjust enrichment actions.

  • Represented insurers in defending policyholder claims on various insurance policies and defending claims related to principal-agent issues surrounding insurance agents and brokers.

  • Represented individuals in identity theft action and financial exploitation and estate dispute action.

  • Represented community center in failure to procure proper insurance case involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence claims.

  • Represented bank in defending claims for breach of fiduciary duty and common law and consumer fraud.

  • Represented mortgage special servicers and lenders in disputes involving commercial mortgage-backed securities and guaranties.

  • Represented food brokerage company in prosecuting tortious interference claims.

  • Represented financial services company in FINRA arbitration proceeding.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers - 2020 (cited in multiple years)
  • Chicago Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, Commercial Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance Law, 2017


Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Young Lawyers Section Executive Council Member, Moot Court Competition Vice Chair, Chicago Bar Association (2016 - present)




"How to Safely Advise Clients to Reject a Bad Deal," CBA Record, October 2017