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)
Areas of Expertise (7)
Space and Astrophysics
Purdue University: B.A., Philosophy 1990
Purdue University: M.A., Political Science 1994
Quinnipiac University School of Law: J.D. 1997
Ranked 4th, magna cum laude
- 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
- Workshop Leader