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Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

Aviation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.9   17 reviews

also known as Charles Mudd, Charles Lee Mudd


Licensed for 24 years

Virtual consultation available

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Aviation
    20%
    Practicing in the commercial space industry with a focus on regulatory aspects including ITAR, EAR, and licensing.

    7 years

  2. Business
    20%

    22 years

  3. Internet
    20%
    Data security, GDPR, privacy, revenge porn, defamation, libel, slander, terms of use, privacy policies, DMCA, IP, litigation (anonymity, defamation, CFAA, wiretap, SCA, ECPA, breach of contract, harassment, surveillance)

    23 years

  4. Libel and slander
    20%
    Experience in representing individuals and businesses defamed online; protecting the speech of individuals and businesses who have published statements online (whether by name or anonymously); and representing Internet Service Providers.

    23 years

  5. Federal regulation
    5%

  6. Intellectual property
    5%
    Copyrights. trademarks, and trade secrets; domains; IP litigation; licensing; UDRP; patent litigation; strategic IP protection; bittorrent litigation;

    22 years

  7. Privacy
    4%
    We represent privacy clients in matters involving electronic wiretapping, unauthorized access to email, revenge porn, protecting their anonymity. identity theft, and, particularly for businesses, data security, GDPR, Privacy Shield, and more.

    23 years

  8. Gaming
    2%

  9. Venture capital
    2%

  10. Entertainment
    1%
    Our entertainment practice focuses primarily on the film industry, representing producers, production companies, directors, actors, and writers.

    22 years

  11. Identity theft
    1%
    As a specialized area of our privacy practice, we work with victims of identity theft to maintain the integrity of their credit reports and health records. This often involves unauthorized loans, credit cards, and other liabilities.

    22 years

SPACE | INTERNET | IP | CREATIVES | STARTUPS

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law.  Over the last twenty 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 space law and policy as well as diverse areas of Internet law.  He has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States, taught at colleges and universities, and appeared in national media.

Over the last few years, Charles expanded the firm's practice into the commercial space industry.  Beyond providing general business representation to clients in the space sector, Charles and his firm provide nuanced representation on issues such as esport control (ITAR and EAR), regulatory compliance and licensing (FAA, FCC, and NOAA), and distinct  space applications.  More broadly, Charles invests a significant amount of his time to the development of sound space law and policy. He has attended and spoken at United Nations conferences on space law and policy as well as provided testimony before federal regulators.  He regularly speaks on space law issues across the United States in a variety of settings (of late, most in a virtual format).  Charles holds memberships in the American Astronomical Society, AIAA, and IEEE. He serves on the Board of Directors for NewSpace Chicago.

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.

Apart from practicing law, Charles has been an active member of the legal community. For more than twenty-five years, he has been a member of the International Technology Law Association ("ITechLaw"). He recently completed a six-yar tenure on ITechLaw's Biard of Directors.  He also served as long-standing member of the Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. More recently, ge became admitted to the International Institute of Space Law.  He also enjoys membership in the European Centre for Space Law.

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.  He also served as Cubmaster for a local Cub Scout Pack and as President of the Parent Council for the local middle school.

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

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Licensed for 24 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/07/2023
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/28/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1999
Updated 01/06/2023
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/04/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mudd Law Offices
411 South Sangamon Street
Suite 1B
Chicago, IL, 60607
Mudd Law Offices
311 Main Street
Second Floor
Park City, UT, 84060
Mudd Law Offices
1100 NASA Parkway
Suite 420 L
Houston, TX, 77058
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Charles received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by PJ | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience - Highly Recommended
My experience with Mudd law was outstanding. They were responsive and sensitive to our situation. This was a difficult and highly emotive case. Charles and his team provided rational well considered advice and handled the case with real expertise.
Posted by Ben | November 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Charles has helped me with many creative and legal issues over the years and I am highly recommending him as an attorney. You will be in very good hands with this firm.
Posted by Shareef | June 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Highly recommend.
Charles has been exceptional to work with on several occasions. He delivered outstanding results and he also cares about his clients. He went above and beyond for me to help me out even after my matter was concluded. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Peter | June 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and extremely competent
I retained Mr. Mudd on several different issues and I am highly pleased with the service and results. I was unable to find any other attorney with his specific experience and qualifications, and he demonstrated his expertise in federal court on my behalf by obtaining the desired verdict and outcome. I especially appreciated his ability to understand my situations and present me with options to address my needs. His counsel is worth every penny.
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Posted by Christopher | August 14, 2015
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The Best of the Best
Finding myself in a legal debacle after posting a negative online review of a dental visit, I researched online litigation and stumbled upon the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who referred me to Mr. Mudd. Charles is a consummate professional and an exceptional human being of the utmost integrity. From my first conversation with him to the successful ending of a very stressful situation that could have financially ruined me for life, Charles instilled within me unwavering confidence. His unmatched knowledge and expertise with online defamation is not only impressive, but comforting. He is responsive, accessible, always informative, and a pleasure in every interaction. Furthermore, his staff at his Chicago firm are also very skilled and pleasant. While the petitioner sought to reveal my identity in furtherance of suing me for a bankrupting sum, Charles filed a motion to quash the discovery request and the court granted the motion. The three years that have since passed remind me, even with this positive review, that there is nothing I can ever say or do to adequately express my heartfelt appreciation for his saintly generosity and saving me from ruin. I remain indebted to Mr. Charles Lee Mudd Jr. for life and I will always remember him as a hero. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, hire Mr. Mudd and take comfort in knowing you are being represented by the best of the best.
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Posted by Benjamin Stewart | July 31, 2015
Helpful, responsive, knowledgeable IP services
Charles was very helpful and communicative throughout the trademark process. His depth of knowledge and professionalism are clear. Highly recommend Charles for trademark registration services and continuing to work with him on other topics.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2014
Without fail
Charles Mudd has been with me through thick and thin, fending off a long term persistent litigator. The case was successfully decided in my favor and I always knew that Charles and his staff were there for me and watching out for my best interests. If I need a lawyer again, Charles is my choice.
Posted by Scott | June 22, 2014
Copyright Infringement
I came to know Charles Lee Mudd Jr. as a songwriter looking for a copyright attorney. I found him through a directory in Chicago. After I spoke with him about a possible infringement case, he took the case on contingency. This was a miracle because other attorneys wanted a sizeable retainer fee, which neither I nor my co-writer could afford. Charles Lee Mudd Jr. went up against one of the biggest entertainment corporations on the planet. He was honest about the possible outcome and diligently prepared for each hearing and all legal matters concerning our case. He never waivered or lost sight of the merits of our claim. He successfully garnered a settlement from all defendents named in our claim. His courteous and diligent staff speaks volumes about Charles Lee Mudd Jr. as both as a fine attorney but mostly as a warm human being. As the old saying goes, "We're glad he was on our side!"
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Posted by Ben | June 19, 2014
MY LAWYER
Charles is a perfect balance of lawyer and great guy. A rare thing in our world. He is a great counselor and also personable and thoughtful individual. I am very happy with the services his firm has provided for me in the past and will continue to provide legal counsel in the future. His knowledge of intellectual property and entertainment law as well as business set up and structure was immensely helpful and essential to our endeavors. Much thanks to Charles and everyone at MUDD LAW for their work. Ben
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2009
Professional Quality Service
Excellent service. Helped me understand my options and which direction I should pursue to resolve my case. Professional and courteous, willing to work with me on my time line and was always available when I had questions to be answered. I highly recommend Mr. Mudd's office.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2009
Lawyer review
Extremly knowledgeable in his field. Professional and a real advocate for the client. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Lars | August 18, 2009
Company Name Change
Excellent service and communication. We are a Swedish company that merged together with another Swedish company, thus the need for administrative help mainly concerning the company name change for our US subsidiary.
Posted by Ron | August 18, 2009
a highly talented and ethical lawyer
Myself and four others were being sued over comments made on an internet list. The plaintiff had access to significant legal resources and even though the basis of his complaint was not substantive he was able to drag the whole process out over five years all the way up to the appeals court. Charles won every single motion and was brilliant and highly professional. He has strong knowledge of jurisdictional issues and many other points of law and I can highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2009
excellent services and assisted exactly as needed
Charles took on a challenging situation and handled everything in the right way to resolve matters was helpful to me each step of the way
Posted by Trip Kloser | August 16, 2009
Review of Charles Mudd Jr.
Charles has represented me in several suits and his council and advice, as well as his preparation were instrumental in winning both. He has remained my council and adviser for all my contractual business activities. I give a paramount recommendation for Charles Mudd
Posted by Gabi | August 15, 2009
A very highly recommended lawyer
Charles Lee Mudd Jr has been recommended to us by a friend when we were looking for a lawyer in the US. As our company is based in Australia, it made it quite difficult to meet with anyone in person, but as we had a dispute with an American company, we were searching for an American lawyer. Charles has been fantastic from the beginning, his fees were very reasonable and handled our case quickly and efficiently and in our favour. He kept us very well informed at all times and made it very easy to deal with the situation, even though we are on the other side of the world. I would recommend him and his company very highly to anyone. We cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by Lynn | June 18, 2014
Very smart in technology, very aggressive, smaller firm but aggresive makes up for it
Mr. Mudd was an incredible attorney representing our interests on a Federal lawsuit we filed. He was young, aggressive and very on point in the arguments. Opposing counsel even said, 'he fought the hell out of the case, you should be proud". While he missed one filing deadline towards the end, the caused us to change attorneys, he is very knowledgeable and almost always picks up the phone when called. Highly recommended and nothing bad to say about him!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Purdue University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • University of Chicago
  • Graduate Student at Large
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • 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.

Associations

  • American Astronomical Society
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • European Centre for Space Law
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, IP Section Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Privacy & Information Security Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Illinois State Bar Association, IP Section Council
  • Ex-Officio
  • 2013 - 2014
  • International Technology Law Association
  • Chair, Social Media and Gaming Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association, IP Section Council
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Computer Law Section
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton
  • Co-Chair, Internet Law Section
  • 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 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Newsletter
  • Top 10 Tips on Data Security: Take Two
  • 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Newsletter
  • Rembrandt, AI, and 3-D printing: Has forgery been perfected?
  • 2016
  • The Catalyst, Illinois State Bar Association
  • A Wary World in Web 2.0
  • 2008
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • AAS 233
  • Effectuating Astronomical Impact on the Future of Space Law and Policy: The Need for Academic and Scientific Contribution to the Emerging Discourse
  • 2019
  • Six Months to GDPR? Ready or Not?
  • Six Months to GDPR? Ready or Not?
  • 2018
  • NewSpace Chicago
  • Navigating Legal Challenges within the Commercial Space Industry
  • 2018
  • The Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • An Update on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Gaming, and Artificial Intelligence
  • 2017
  • ITechLaw’s 2017 World Technology Conference
  • Startup Law Clinic Workshop
  • 2017
  • Gamer Grace
  • Staying Safe While Gaming: Top 10 Tips
  • 2017
  • Gamer Grace
  • How Not to Make a Game: Revenge of the Lawyers
  • 2017
  • The Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • Standard of Care for Web-Based Businesses with Personal Data Appetites
  • 2016
  • The Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • Crowdfunding Consumer VC: Effectively Using New JOBS Act Rule
  • 2016
  • The Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • Ashley Madison and the Impact of Hacks on Clients and Lawyers
  • 2015
  • ITechLaw's European Conference
  • Publicity Rights in Social Media and Virtual Worlds
  • 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association's Protecting and Preserving Author Rights in Today’s Market – and After Death
  • Digital Publishing: Contract Considerations
  • 2015
  • 2015 Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s of America Nebula Awards
  • Digital Publishing, Self-publishing, and Use of Social Media in Marketing
  • 2015
  • The Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • Email Snooping, LinkedIn Hacking, Message Board Peeping - Litigating Wiretapping and Stored Communications Act Cases.
  • 2014
  • Small Business Expo Chicago
  • Top 10 Legal Essentials for Small Businesses
  • 2014
  • SXSW Conference
  • Legal Bootcamp for Mobile Developers
  • 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association’s What Every Lawyer Should Know about Intellectual Property
  • Overview of Intellectual Property, Eavesdropping, Privacy, and Publicity Law in Illinois and Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet.
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Charles
Internet Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Charles on several matters and known him for over a decade. I would not hesitate to call him again. He is one of the best in the field and he keeps his eyes open on new emerging areas of practice (e.g. Space Law)."
Internet Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Internet Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and recommend him highly for his depth of knowledge in cutting-edge Internet law issues."
Internet Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been a valuable member of the Internet Law Leadership Summit, exhibiting superior knowledge in a wide-range of Internet, Entertainment, and IP law issues. I trust his counsel."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Charles Mudd for his work on behalf of the victims of the litigation campaign brought by the RIAA against innocent individuals."
Internet Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles and I have collaborated on more than one occasion in connection with continuing legal education programs at the Chicago Bar Association. Charles is well-respected in the legal community for his insight into sophisticated substantive and procedural issues, particularly as those matters are made more complex by emerging technologies."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Charles as local counsel on several matters. Charles is prompt, thorough, and aggressive when necessary. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of litigation services."
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Chicago Aviation Lawyer Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Aviation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available