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217 E. Monroe Street
Suite 202
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 535-1060
Fax: (217) 535-1069

Richard Self is an Associate in the Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group and the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, appellate litigation, antitrust, and government relations.

In his two years 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. He also spent two summers working for the United States Department of Justice: one in Washington, D.C. with the National Security Division, and the other in Charlotte, NC with the United States Attorney’s Office there. Richard accordingly has a broad range of experience in civil and criminal matters with both the government and in private practice.

While in law school at the University of Michigan, Richard had a particular focus on legal writing and oral advocacy—including multiple briefs and oral arguments in front of a federal appellate judge. He also was a member of the law school’s moot court competition, twice served as a judge for Michigan’s 1L Oral Advocacy Competition, and represented United States military veterans with the school’s Veterans Legal Clinic.



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