D. Richard Self focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, with a particular emphasis in antitrust litigation focusing on technology companies and supply-chain disputes. He also has a background in class action defense and has litigated in federal and state courts around the country.

With experience on both the plaintiff and defense sides of litigation—and combined with his two years as a judicial law clerk for a federal district court judge—Richard brings a balanced and measured vision to complex litigation that leads to productive victories for his clients.

Richard also maintains a pro bono practice centered on constitutional law, with a focus on disputes under the First and Second Amendments to the United States Constitution.


University of Michigan Law School J.D. (2017)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A., Biology and Political Science (2013)


Admitted in Illinois and New York. Not admitted in North Carolina, practicing under the supervision of a member of the North Carolina State Bar.

Illinois (2019)

New York (2018)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois – Honorable J. Phil Gilbert (Aug 2017-Aug 2019)

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