Charles Mudd

Charles Mudd

Mudd Law Offices
  • Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law, Securities Law ...
  • Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Utah
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Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law, located in Chicago, Illinois, Park City, Utah, and Houston, Texas. 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.

Education
University of Chicago
M.S. (2025) | Data Analytics
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Working toward a Master's Degree in Data Analytics
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Graduate Student at Large
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Completed courses in graduate astrophysics
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Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Purdue University - Purdue University
M.A. (1994) | Political Science
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B.A. (1990) | Philosophy
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Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Mudd Law Offices
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Adjunct Professor
The John Marshall Law School
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Attorney
Cummings & Lockwood LLC
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Adjunct Professor
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Judicial Law Clerk
United States District Court
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Judicial Law Clerk
Court of Appeals of Indiana
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Intern
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
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Speaking Engagements
Observations of Satellites in DECam Images: A Mitigative Proposal for Satellite Intrusions, International Astronautical Congress 2022, Paris, France
International Astronautical Federation
Bringing Space Law and Policy Down to Earth: A SmallSat Legal Primer, 36th Annual Small Satellite Conference, Logan,Utah
Small Satellite
A Legal Construct to Protect Space and Earth’s Orbital Environment, 44th Scientific Assembly, Athens, Greece
Committee on Space Research
From Law to Astronomy to Data Science and Back: A University of Chicago Journey, Remote
The Chicago Public Library and University of Chicago's Lifelong Learning Program
The Alliance Legal Forum: Indemnity and Waivers: Taking A Closer Look, Remote
The Alliance Collaborative
Back from the Emerging Frontier: A Space Lawyer’s Report from the Frontlines, Internet Law Leadership Summit 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada
Internet Law Leadership Summit Ltd.
Overcoming the Legal Challenges to A Sustainable Space Future, The Challenge of Megaconstellations, Remote
Federation of Astronomical Societies
The Alliance Legal Forum: Legal Wellness Checklist, Remote
The Alliance Collaborative
Visualizing the Legal Landscape of Virtual Reality in Healthcare, 6th Annual Virtual Reality and Healthcare Global Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee
International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association
Words Matter, The 32nd International ACCT Conference Exhibition and Exposition, Cleveland, Ohio
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Managing Product Recalls and Advisories, The 32nd International ACCT Conference Exhibition and Exposition, Cleveland, Ohio
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Exploring the Legal Regime of Immersive Virtual Reality, 5th Annual Virtual Reality Day, Remote
International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association
The Nature of SATCONS and The Risks They Pose, Remote
Naperville Astronomy Association
Awards
Illinois Super Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Indiana State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Connecticut Bar Association
Member
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Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Member
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Utah State Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Associaton
Member
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International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)
Member
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International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)
Board Member
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International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)
Social Media and Gaming Committee Chair
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Illinois State Bar Association
Ex-Officio
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Illinois State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Section Council Chair
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Regional Bar Association of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton
Internet Law Section Co-Chair
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American Bar Association, Science and Technology Law Section, Privacy and Computer Crime Committee, CLE Working Group
Co-Chair
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Connecticut Bar Association, Computer Law Section
Vice-Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Illinois
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Indiana
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Utah
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Securities Law
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Gaming Law
  • Space Law
  • Drone Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Main Office
411 S. Sangamon Street
Suite 1B
Chicago, IL 60607
Telephone: (312) 964-5051
Cell: (312) 545-6835
Fax: (312) 803-1667
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Houston Office
1100 NASA Parkway
Suite 420L
Houston, TX 77058
Telephone: (713) 588-0168
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Park City Office
311 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
Telephone: (435) 640-1786
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed