Civil Litigation

Protecting our clients in state and federal courts
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Our firm has experience representing individuals in a wide-range of disputes in both state and federal courts throughout the country.

Our Clients
Our firm has represented and continues to represent clients proudly considered "mom and pop" businesses; clients that have grown to become small to medium sized businesses; and large corporate clients commanding a national and international presence. Whether an office next door or across the world, our clients receive exceptional representation in effectively resolving their disputes in the most efficient and productive manner.

Types of Disputes
Our clients benefit from the developed experience our firm has acquired in handling simple and complex commercial disputes that involve any number of claims such as breach of contract, trade libel and commercial disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement, violation of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, deceptive trade practices, and more. Whether common law, state law, federal law, or a combination thereof, our firm utilizes any number of claims to pursue our client's rights and remedies.

Form of Remedies
Our clients benefit from the knowledge and familiarity our firm has obtained through the use of varied remedies seeking immediate cessation of wrongful conduct (injunctive relief including temporary restraining orders as well as preliminary and permanent injunctions); seeking the performance of certain conduct; seeking monetary damages compensating our clients for their economic losses (compensatory damages), monetary damages awarded in addition to compensatory damages seeking to punish the opposing parties (punitive damages), and monetary damages provided for by statute (statutory damages); seeking the return of our clients' property (replevin actions), and, where provided for by law, the attorney's fees and costs our clients expend.
Our Philosophy
"The expense of litigation should not be coveted." While seemingly straightforward, our firm invests the time with each client to privately explore the most effective and productive means of obtaining the desired end. Our clients can be assurred that we will recommend litigation only where strategically viable to our client. Indeed, at times, we may recommend alternatives to resolving the dispute through litigation (ADR). Other times, we may recommend an immediate litigation attack involving multiple fronts. Each client, each dispute, and each opposing party will differ. Consequently, a customized strategy will be implemented to our client's ultimate benefit - both in terms of expense and outcome.

For a consultation with respect to any litigation matter, please contact our Principal, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. at 773 588 5410 or by email.

A Sampling of Cases
For your review, we have compiled a sampling of litigation in which our firm is (Present Litigation) and has been (Past Litigation) involved.

Combined, our attorneys have been admitted to practice in Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, and Utah.

All of our attorneys are admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

In addition to practicing in the state courts of Illinois, Indiana, Utah, and Connecticut, our principal attorney has appeared pro hac vice in state courts throughout the United States.
In addition, our principal attorney is admitted to all district courts in Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, and the District Courts of Utah, Colorado, and Connecticut. He is also admitted to the Sixth and Seventh Circuits as well as to the United States Supreme Court.

In many cases where we appear pro hac vice, we will work with local counsel to provide economical and efficient representation of our clients' interests.

Often, mediation results in the best outcome for clients.

Collaborative Law

We have worked with firms throughout the country providing them with solid, dependable local counsel services.

Local Counsel
Our firm welcomes the opportunity to serve as local counsel for established firms and their clients to effectuate resolution of commercial disputes in Illinois and Indiana.

All of our attorneys have been admitted to appear and practice in Illinois state courts and the Northern District of Illinois. Our principal has been admitted to appear and practice in Indiana state courts, all federal districts of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana.

With our depth of knowledge in Internet and technology related law, our attorneys have worked closely with other lead and co-counsel to bring additional insight and consult to sophisticated litigation matters.

Consulting Attorney
Sometimes, a client may have a well-established relationship with an existing law firm. But, a litigation matter may require unique perspectives or consult from attorneys with an Internet and technology law focus.
When this occurs, our firm has provided supplementary consult legal services to the client and its law firm. In working with them, our firm respects the existing relationship and works to build a solid, productive working dynamic.

Why Choose Us?


Our team works diligently to develop creative solutions to our clients' litigation matters.


We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients and their interests.


We welcome our clients' communications and involvement in the litigation process.