Freiberg Law Offices
4320 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Mr. Freiberg grew up near Rockford, Illinois. After attending high school there, Mr. Freiberg studied political science at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he was included on the dean's list for academic excellence and graduated summa cum laude. Upon graduating, Mr. Freiberg attended the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi.
At Ole Miss, Mr. Freiberg was highly successful in several oral advocacy competitions and also contributed to articles published in the University of Mississippi Law Journal. While at Ole Miss, he served as Resident Scholar Advisor to his former undergraduate fraternity. During law school, Mr. Freiberg clerked for Prairie State Legal Services in Rockford, providing pro bono publico legal representation to indigent clients.
In 2004, he began representing injured individuals for The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler and Associates, Ltd. in Springfield, Illinois. In 2008, he left Springfield to start his own law firm in his hometown where he continues to represent individuals who have suffered injuries through someone else's negligence.
Mr. Freiberg practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, premises' liability, automobile negligence, workers' compensation and catastrophic injuries. A significant portion of his practice also is concentrated in the area of civil prosecution of sexual abusers of children and those entities knowingly employing the perpetrators of such abuse. He has handled numerous complex and difficult cases and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.
MEMBERSHIPS Illinois State Bar Association - Member, Tort Section Council (2007-09) - Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council (2011-12)
American Bar Association - Vice Chair for the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (YLD, 2007-08) - Chair for the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (YLD, 2008-09) - Vice-Chair for the Committee on Bankruptcy (YLD, 2009-10) - Vice-Chair for the Committee on Law Student Outreach (YLD, 2010-11) - Touch 10,000 Ambassador (YLD, 2010)
Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association
American Association for Justice - Board of Governors (NLD, 2009-12) - Public Service Committee (NLD, 2009-10)
ORGANIZATIONS Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) National Association for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC) Rockford Road Runners' Club
HONORS Named to the Rockford Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Forty Leaders Under 40
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE Supreme Court of Illinois United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin United States District Court for Eastern District of Missouri United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana United States District Court for the District of Colorado United States District Court for the District of Nebraska United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit United States Supreme Court
SIGNIFICANT CASES M.K., et al. v. L.C., et al., 901 N.E.2d 468 (3rd Dist. 2009). The Third District Appellate Court reversed the Peoria County Circuit Court, holding that the amendments to Illinois' Childhood Sexual Abuse Statute (CSAA), which eliminated the statute of repose and statute of limitations, are to be applied retroactively.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Clergy Abuse – Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association's 2009 “Shotgun Seminar” - Discussing any and all relevant topics in the area of “Clergy Abuse” in the State of Illinois.
Clergy Abuse Claims – Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association's 2010 “Rights and Remedies Seminar” - Discussing any and all relevant topics in the area of “Clergy Abuse” in the State of Illinois.
Insurance Coverage – Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE) 2013 “Advanced Insurance, Settlement and Trial Issues for Accident Cases” - Discussing any and all possible ways to find insurance coverage in a personal injury case.