About the Firm
Successful defense of civil litigation is accomplished by providing prompt strategies for efficient resolution of lawsuits through reliable evaluation backed up by tough, experienced trial attorneys. We provide these services through a results-oriented, teamwork approach both within the firm and with our clients.
Reed, Armstrng, Mudge & Morrissey, P.C. (“Reed, Armstrong”), is a civil practice law firm with an emphasis in the defense of complex personal injury and property damage litigation. We are based in Edwardsville, Illinois, the county seat of Madison County. The firm was founded in 1927, and serves the needs of clients throughout Central and Southern Illinois. The firm has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Reed, Armstrong has an established reputation as a winning civil defense trial firm in Madison, St. Clair County and the surrounding region. Although we provide an array of services, our special skill is litigation. We are trial attorneys. We have successfully fought for individual, business and corporate clients for over fifty years. We are the most experienced civil trial defense firm in Southern Illinois. Combined, our partners have tried over one thousand civil jury trials. Our Appellate Court experience is also extensive. All of our equity partners are experienced trial attorneys. Our associates obtain court experience early. Most of them have had trial experience, as we believe that this is essential to the development of all our young attorneys. Through hard work, extensive trial experience, and superior knowledge of the region and the courts, we are able to provide our clients excellent legal service, advice, and judgment.
Our Philosophy and Approach
Our clients benefit from our results-oriented team approach to trial preparation and trial. We work together within the firm and with our clients to promptly identify solutions and strategies. We are tough, seasoned trial attorneys, but we are also acutely aware of the risks of litigation and the concerns of our clients. We help the client reach the appropriate decision by providing thorough investigation, vigorous discovery, reliable factual evaluation and excellent legal analysis.
We share with our clients’ common concerns about the costs of legal services, efficiency and value. That is why we continuously seek to improve our techniques for case management, client communication, technology support and firm management.
Our firm has provided demonstrably valuable professional legal services to individuals, businesses and insurance companies for nearly seventy-five years. Our services are superior for the following reasons:
- Our excellent relationship with the courts.
- Early and accurate evaluations that facilitate prompt informed decisions about whether to work toward a settlement resolution of the case, or toward resolution by trial, mediation or arbitration.
- Excellent trial results.
- Careful billing practices.
- Awareness of the challenges facing business and industry in controlling escalating litigation costs.
Our commitment is to deliver efficient and high quality legal services. In the day-to-day practice of law we value above all else the praise we earn from our clients, our relationship with the courts, and our integrity in dealing with others.