also known as Charles Mudd, Charles Lee Mudd
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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1999||11/12/2015|
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1998||10/31/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Principal||Mudd Law Offices||2001 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||John Marshall Law School||2001 - Present|
|Attorney||Cummings & Lockwood||2000 - 2001|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Connecticut School of Law||2000 - 2000|
|Judicial Law Clerk||United States District Court||1999 - 2000|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Court of Appeals of Indiana||1997 - 1999|
|Intern||National Telecommunications and Information Administration||1996 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Technology Law Association||Chair, Social Media and Gaming Committee||2013 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Ex-Officio||2013 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||Chair, Section Council||2012 - 2013|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||Member, Section Council||2008 - Present|
|Utah State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton||Co-Chair, Internet Law Section||2000 - 2001|
|Connecticut Bar Association, Computer Law Section||Vice-Chair||2000 - 2001|
|American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law Section, Privacy and Computer Crime Committee, CLE Working Group||Co-chair||2000 - 2001|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)||Member||1997 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Best Vacuum, Inc. v. Ian Design, Inc.||Motion for Summary Judgment Granted|
|Tamburo v. Dworkin, et al.||Motion to Dismiss Granted|
|Mobilisa, Inc. v. Does||Successfully protected anonymity.|
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|John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law||JOHN 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. Walsh||2002|
|e-info||‘Sucks’ Sites: A Public Relations Nightmare for Victimized Companies||2001|
|e-info||Consumer Privacy Concerns Grow||2000|
|e-info||Year 2001 May Be the Year for Privacy in Washington||2000|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Purdue University||Political Science||MA - Masters||1994|
|Purdue University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Cyberlaw Symposium||Employer Use and Regulation of Employee Avatars||2012|
|Intellectual Property - Essentials & IP on the Internet||Publicity, Privacy and Libel Issues on the Internet||2009|
|Current Trends in Website Operator Liability||Anonymity||2009|
|What Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property||Digital Millennium Copyright Act||2008|
|St. Xavier University's Professional Development Day||Online Defamation, Anonymity, and Blogging||2008|
|From Dawn to Dusk, Entity Formation through Dissolution||Non-disclosure Agreements, Trade Secrets, and Company Websites||2008|
|Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Intellectual Property Committee, Luncheon||Harry Potter Litigation||2008|
|Chicago Bar Association's Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee Meeting||Litigation and Anonymity Online||2008|
|Careers in Intellectual Property||Careers in Intellectual Property||2007|
|What Every Attorney Should Know About Intellectual Property||Intellectual Property and Internet||2004|
|Intellectual Property Spring Seminar||DMCA in Education||2004|
|Super-DMCA Laws||Super DMCA laws||2003|
|Preventing Identity Theft||Identity Theft||2002|
|Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting||Shaping the Bench||2001|
|First Annual Privacy Symposium, Connecticut Bar Association||Chair and Panelists, Privacy Symposium||2001|
|American Corporate Counsel Association||From Brick to Click||2001|
|Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton||Advising the Dot-Com||2000|
|Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting||E-Commerce||2000|