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  • Charles MuddPrincipal AttorneyMudd Law Offices

    Charles Lee Mudd Jr. has operated his own law firm, Mudd Law Offices, since 2001. In the last thirteen years, the firm has grown to become an internationally recognized diversified practice providing representation to a clientele of local, national and international individuals and business organizations, particularly focused on Internet, cyber and emerging technology issues. Among his clients and matters, Charles has experience in the gaming sector. He also engages in research and experimentation in virtual world applications. Since 1981, Charles has been immersed in computer games. From playing "Count" on the Apple II+ to running a family Minecraft server, Charles has substantial experience in business and play aspects of gaming. Charles can be found in Second Life, owns an Oculus Rift, and continues to explore gaming individually, with his sons, and his co-workers. 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 thirteen 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 two writs for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court on Internet issues. He also drafted legislation seeking amendments to the Illinois eavesdropping statute as well as other Internet matters. Charles currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois where he has taught 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. Apart from practicing law, Charles has been an active member of the legal community. He serves as Chair of the Social Media & Gaming Committee for the International Technology Law Association. He served as Chair for the Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois State Bar Association and as a member of the Utah State Bar's Cyberlaw Section. Recently, Charles was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Illinois edition of Super Lawyers. Charles obtained his B.A. in philosophy from Purdue University; his M.A. in political science from Purdue University; and his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997. Charles is admitted to the Indiana State Bar, the Illinois State Bar, the Connecticut State Bar, and the Utah State Bar. Charles is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the Sixth and Seventh Circuits of the United States Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to the trial bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. He is also admitted to the bars of the Northern District of Indiana, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Florida, the District of Colorado, and the District of Utah.


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