Stephen C. Mudge
Stephen C. Mudge, President of Reed, Armstrong, Mudge & Morrissey, P.C., has been practicing trial law for more than 37 years. Mr. Mudge was born and raised in Madison County, and comes from a long line of attorneys who have practiced law for more than 100 years.
Mr. Mudge obtained his under graduate education at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in 1974. In 1977, he graduated from St. Louis University with a Juris Doctoris. He was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Madison County from 1977 to 1980. The last two years were spent in the felony division where he tried in excess of 25 felony jury trials to verdict. Prior to his leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office, he was Chief Trial Attorney, Felony Division. From 1980 to present he has been associated with the law firm of Reed, Armstrong, Gorman, Mudge & Morrissey, P.C., where he became a partner in 1985.
In his years as an attorney at Reed, Armstrong he has had an extensive trial practice and has tried a wide variety of jury and non-jury cases. He has tried all types of personal injury cases including wrongful death, brain injury, and other catastrophic injuries, resulting in no liability or low damage verdicts. In a recent case the amount in controversy exceeded $45 million dollars.
He is a member of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Illinois and Missouri State Bars, United States District Court in Central and Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri, as well as the Madison County Bar Association. He is a member of the American College Trial Lawyers, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, where he has served as a speaker and as a member of the Amicus Committee, and is an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Mudge has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for nearly 10 years. Leading Lawyers Magazine has also designated him in personal injury defense for several years.
Mr. Mudge’s practice areas include negligence, insurance coverage law, bad faith claims, class actions, product liability, premises liability, commercial law, automobile, commercial trucking injuries, construction defects and injury, and employment law. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator on a regular basis.
Mr. Mudge resides in Edwardsville, Illinois and is the father of two children, John and Taylor.