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Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

also known as Charles Mudd, Charles Lee Mudd

Practice areas:

Internet, Intellectual Property, Libel & Slander, Privacy, Entertainment, Identity Theft

About Me

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law Offices.  Over the last several years, Mr. Mudd has developed a broad-based practice representing local, national, and international clientele in diverse litigation and transactional matters.  Of particular relevance, Mr. Mudd has become internationally known on issues of intellectual property, privacy, and technology.  On such issues, he has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Mr. Mudd has taught at John Marshall Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law.  He has also appeared in national media including National Public Radio and Rolling Stone Magazine.

Mr. Mudd is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut and Utah.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.  He is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Central District of Utah, Central District of Michigan, Northern District of Florida, and the District of Colorado.



Mr. Mudd graduated magna cum laude and fourth in his class from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997.  During law school, he served as Lead Articles Editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review; co-created the Quinnipiac Law and Technology Association and served as its President, Vice-President and Treasurer; interned with the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, U.S. District Court Judge; and externed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in Washington, D.C.



After law school, Mr. Mudd served as a law clerk for the Honorable John T. Sharpnack, Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana (2 years) and the Honorable Alan H. Nevas, U.S. District Court Judge in Bridgeport, Connnecticut (1 year). After clerking for Judge Nevas, Charles joined Cummings & Lockwood, a full-service, mid-sized law firm in Connecticut, as a litigation associate in its Stamford, Connecticut office.  He practiced in Cummings & Lockwood’s commercial litigation division and emerging technologies group.



Mr. Mudd currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois where he has taught privacy and technology courses.  He has taught Privacy in Cyberspace at the University of Connecticut School of Law as well as United States Government and United States History at Quinnipiac College and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.



Apart from practicing law, Charles has been an active member of the legal community. He currently serves as a member of the Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section.  He has served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Privacy and Computer Crime Committee; Vice-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Computer Law Section; and Co-Chair of the Regional Bar Association's Internet Law Committee.  He has also served on the Indiana State Bar Association's Committee on Law Practice Management and the Internet & Electronic Commerce Committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, International Technology Law Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Indiana and Illinois State Bar Associations.



Charles also has participated in his local business community by serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and as a Member of the Kedzie-Elston Business and Industrial Council.


 


Among his hobbies and interests, Charles has a passion for genealogical research.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Internet: 33%
    15 years
  2. Libel & Slander: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
    14 years
  4. Privacy: 10%
    15 years
  5. Other: 7%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Karl Stephen Kronenberger

    Charles is a highly respected attorney in his field. His combination of deep knowledge in the realm of Internet and technology law, and his sound judgment in representing clients, make him stand out among his peers. I endorse him without reservation.

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  • Clayton Montgomery

    I endorse this lawyer and recommend him highly for his depth of knowledge in cutting-edge Internet law issues.

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Contact Info

Mudd Law Offices

3114 West Irving Park Road
Suite 1W
Chicago, IL, 60618

Mudd Law Offices

311 Main Street
Second Floor
Park City, UT, 84060

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive200706/28/2015
CTActive200006/19/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/14/2015
INActive In Good Standing199805/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMudd Law Offices2001 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorJohn Marshall Law School2001 - Present
AttorneyCummings & Lockwood2000 - 2001
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2000 - 2000
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court1999 - 2000
Judicial Law ClerkCourt of Appeals of Indiana1997 - 1999
InternNational Telecommunications and Information Administration1996 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Technology Law AssociationChair, Social Media and Gaming Committee2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationEx-Officio2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionChair, Section Council2012 - 2013
Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember, Section Council2008 - Present
Utah State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and WiltonCo-Chair, Internet Law Section2000 - 2001
Connecticut Bar Association, Computer Law SectionVice-Chair2000 - 2001
American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law Section, Privacy and Computer Crime Committee, CLE Working GroupCo-chair2000 - 2001
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)Member1997 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Best Vacuum, Inc. v. Ian Design, Inc.Motion for Summary Judgment Granted
Tamburo v. Dworkin, et al.Motion to Dismiss Granted
Mobilisa, Inc. v. DoesSuccessfully protected anonymity.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information LawJOHN MARSHALL NATIONAL 2002 MOOT COURT COMPETITION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY LAW: BENCH MEMORANDUM - Charles Lee Mudd, Jr., Jeffrey M. Brown, Matthew S. Knorr, Pat Magierski & Elizabeth A. Walsh2002
e-info‘Sucks’ Sites: A Public Relations Nightmare for Victimized Companies2001
e-infoConsumer Privacy Concerns Grow2000
e-infoYear 2001 May Be the Year for Privacy in Washington2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Purdue UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1994
Purdue UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Cyberlaw SymposiumEmployer Use and Regulation of Employee Avatars2012
Intellectual Property - Essentials & IP on the InternetPublicity, Privacy and Libel Issues on the Internet2009
Current Trends in Website Operator LiabilityAnonymity2009
What Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual PropertyDigital Millennium Copyright Act2008
St. Xavier University's Professional Development DayOnline Defamation, Anonymity, and Blogging2008
From Dawn to Dusk, Entity Formation through DissolutionNon-disclosure Agreements, Trade Secrets, and Company Websites2008
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Intellectual Property Committee, LuncheonHarry Potter Litigation2008
Chicago Bar Association's Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee MeetingLitigation and Anonymity Online2008
Careers in Intellectual PropertyCareers in Intellectual Property2007
What Every Attorney Should Know About Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property and Internet2004
Intellectual Property Spring SeminarDMCA in Education2004
Super-DMCA LawsSuper DMCA laws2003
Preventing Identity TheftIdentity Theft2002
Western Political Science Association Annual MeetingShaping the Bench2001
First Annual Privacy Symposium, Connecticut Bar AssociationChair and Panelists, Privacy Symposium2001
American Corporate Counsel AssociationFrom Brick to Click2001
Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and WiltonAdvising the Dot-Com2000
Connecticut Bar Association Annual MeetingE-Commerce2000