generic speaker image
Charles Mudd - Mudd Law. Chicago, IL, US

Charles Mudd

Principal and Attorney | Mudd Law


Cyberlaw, Internet Law, Defamation, Privacy, Social Media, Virtual Worlds, Startups



Charles Lee Mudd Jr. has operated his own law firm, Mudd Law Offices, since 2001. In the last eleven years, the firm has grown to become an internationally recognized diversified practice providing representation to a clientele comprised of local, national, and international individuals and business organizations, particularly focused on Internet, cyber, and emerging technology issues.

Prior to starting his own firm, Charles worked for Cummings & Lockwood, a full-service, mid-sized law firm, in its Stamford, Connecticut office practicing in its commercial litigation and emerging technologies groups. His tenure at Cummings & Lockwood followed a one-year clerkship with a United States District Court Judge in Bridgeport, Connecticut and a two-year clerkship with the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Indiana.

For more than eleven years, Charles has been significantly involved in Internet and technology-related transactional matters and litigation throughout the United States at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to appearing before federal circuit courts, he filed a writ for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court seeking resolution of the Circuit conflict on the appropriate standard for determining personal jurisdiction in Internet related litigation. He has also been involved in drafting legislation seeking amendments to the Illinois eavesdropping statute as well as other Internet related matters.

Charles currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois where he has taight privacy and technology courses and guest lectures. He also guest lectures at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

Most recently, Charles founded and serves as the co-host for Startup Radio, an online radio station providing business and legal information about startups and entrepreneurs.

Charles has also been an active member of the legal community. He currently serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the iTechLaw's Social Media & Gaming Committee, and as a member of the Utah State Bar’s Cyberlaw Section.

Charles obtained his B.A. in philosophy from Purdue University in 1990; his M.A. in political science from Purdue University in 1994; and his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997. Charles is admitted to practice law in Indiana (1997), Illinois (1998), Connecticut (2000), and Utah (2007).

Industry Expertise (4)

Social Media

Business Services

Legal Services


Areas of Expertise (7)



Social Media



Space and Astrophysics

Space Law

Education (3)

Purdue University: M.A., Political Science 1994

Quinnipiac University School of Law: J.D. 1997

Ranked 4th, magna cum laude

Purdue University: B.A., Philosophy 1990

Affiliations (4)

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Technology Law Association
  • NewSpace Chicago

Event Appearances (5)

“Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds"

Guest Lecture  Univesity of Illinois, College of Law, Springfield, Illinois


When Copyright Trolls Attack

SXSW Interactive  SXSW Conference, Austin, Texas


Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds

Cyberlaw Leadership Summit  Las Vegas, Nevada


Panelist: Hot Topics in Privacy Law

Hot Topics in Privacy Law  Chicago, IL


Virtual Worlds and Employees

Utah Cyber Symposium  Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


1000 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee