Charles Lee Mudd, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Chicago, IL

Mudd Law
 | 3114 West Irving Park Road, Suite 1W
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: 773-588-5410
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (40%),
  • Media and Advertising (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%)
Attorney Profile

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and partner of Mudd Law Offices in Chicago, Illinois. The firm also has an office in Park City, Utah. He focuses his practice on a wide range of business legal issues, including transactional and litigation matters involving intellectual property, Internet law and emerging technology. Mr. Mudd and his firm serve a diverse group of clients, including local, national and international individuals and businesses.

Mr. Mudd received a B.A. in philosophy and a Master of Arts in political science from Purdue University and then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. After law school, he served two judicial clerkships and practiced in the commercial litigation and emerging technologies groups at a Connecticut law firm before founding Mudd Law Offices in 2001. Highly regarded for his experience and insight in Internet and technology-related litigation, he has assisted in drafting proposed state legislation on eavesdropping and other Internet-related matters.

When not representing clients, Mr. Mudd enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He is an adjunct faculty member at John Marshall Law School, where he teaches technology and privacy courses, and he also guest lectures at DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Mudd is a member of the bar associations of Illinois, Connecticut and Chicago as well as the American Bar Association.

Admitted to practice in Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois and Utah, Mr. Mudd is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and Utah; the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois; the Northern District of Indiana and the Northern District of Florida. He is additionally licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (40%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Media and Advertising (30%): Defamation, Libel, Slander

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Business Litigation (10%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Technology Transactions (10%): Internet, Science and Technology Law

Focus Areas

Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Media and Advertising: Defamation, Libel, Slander

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Technology Transactions: Internet, Science and Technology Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Charles Mudd, Jr.

Admitted: 1999, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.muddlawoffices.com/attorneys/charles_lee_mudd_jr....

Honors and Awards:

  • magna cum laude, Quinnipiac University, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, ITechLaw, 2015
  • Chair, Social Media and Gaming Committee, iTechLaw, 2013
  • Secretary, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Ex-Officio, IP Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Internet Law Section, Regional Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
  • Chair, Membership Needs Subcmte., Internet and Electronic Commerce Cmte. , Indiana State Bar Association 1998 - 1999
  • Vice-Chair, Computer Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association 2000 - 2001
  • Co-Chair, Privacy and Computer Crime Cmte., Science and Technology Section, American Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Technology Law Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • State of Utah
  • State of Indiana
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Connecticut

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lyons Township Alumni Board

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Moderator, “America Invests Act - Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System,” Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2013
  • Moderator, “America Invests Act - Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System,” Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2013
  •  Speaker and Moderator, "Overview of Intellectual Property,” "Eavesdropping, Privacy, and Publicity Law in Illinois,” and "Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet,” Illinois State Bar Association’s What Every Lawyer Should Know about Intellectual Property, October 17, 2012
  • The Emerging Realm of Electronic Law and Policy, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-12, 1994
  • An Initiative in the Study of the Destructive Effects of the Symbolic Presidency, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 14-16, 1994
  • Cybercourt: A Virtual Resolution of Differences, 1995 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 16-18, 1995
  • Toward a Less Hostile Cyberspace: A Critical Analysis of the 'Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers' and the Fourth Amendment, 1996 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20, 1996
  • Big Brother and the Marketing Giants: The Extent to Which Electronic Personal Information Should be Legally Protected. 1997 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Tucson, Arizona, March 13-15, 1997
  • Congressional Response to Cyberspace: Slowing Down Big Brother,  1999 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, March 25-27, 1999
  • Judicial Response to Cyberspace,  2000 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 24-26, 2000
  • Year 2001 May Be the Year for Privacy in Washington, blast, December 2000
  • Consumer Privacy Concerns Grow, e-info, Fall 2000
  • Sucks' Sites: A Public Relations Nightmare for Victimized Companies, e-info, Spring 2001.
  • Speaking Engagements Prior to 2010
  • Speaker, "Publicity, Privacy and Libel Issues on the Internet," Illinois State Bar Association, June 9 and 11, 2009
  • Lecturer, "Litigating Matters Involving Privacy Issues on the Internet," DePaul University College of Law, April 12, 2010
  • Panelist, "Personal v. Professional: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities," American Bar Association Teleconference and Live Telecast, April 27, 2010
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Internet IP and Privacy," Intellectual Property Counseling: From Start-Up to Initial Public Offering – 2010, Illinois State Bar Association, April 28, 2010
  • Speaker, "Privacy in the Workplace: Electronic Surveillance under State and Federal Law," Utah State Bar 2010 Summer Convention, July 15, 2010
  • Moderator, "Current Topics in Cyberlaw," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, September 17, 2010
  • Speaker, "Employee Use of Virtual Worlds and Online Communities," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, September 17, 2010
  • Speaker, "Copyright, Trademark, and Other Intellectual Property Law," LawReviewCLE, April 21, 2011
  • Speaker, "Cyberbullying: Remedies Before and After Litigation," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds and Employees," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, October 28, 2011
  • Speaker and Panelist, "CLE: Hot Topics in Privacy Law," Non-Resident Lawyers Division (Illinois Chapter) of State Bar of Wisconsin, November 16, 2011
  • Speaker, "Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds," Cyberlaw Leadership Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2, 2011
  • Panelist, When Copyright Trolls Attack, SXSW Conference, Austin, Texas, March 9, 2012
  • Speaker, "Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds," Univesity of Illinois, College of Law, Springfield, Illinois, April 16, 2012

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Quinnipiac University, magna cum laude, 1997
  • M.A., Political Science, Purdue University, 1994
  • B.A., Philosophy, Purdue University, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drones
  • Film
  • Internet
  • Social Media
  • Technology
  • Office Location for Charles Lee Mudd, Jr.

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

    Phone: 773-588-5410

     

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