About Stephen

Stephen C. Mudge, President of Reed, Armstrong, Mudge & Morrissey, P.C., has been practicing trial law for over 40 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.

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.

In addition to the practice areas listed below, 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.

  • Trial lawyer 38 Years
  • 1977-1980, Assistant Madison County States Attorney
    Tried in excess of 25 felony jury trials to verdict.
    Attained position of Chief Trial Attorney, Felony Division.
  • 1980-Present, Reed Armstrong.
    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.

  • St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, B.A. (with Honors), 1974
  • St. Louis University, J.D., 1977

  • Illinois Bar
  • Missouri Bar

  • American College Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel,
    Member
    Speaker
  • Amicus Committee Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association

Auto – Pedestrian Accident; School Zone; Brain Injury
Elevator Failure; Contribution; 23 Plaintiffs Injured
Rear-End Auto; Directed Liability; Cervical Fusion/Discectomy
Wrongful Death; Emergency Medical Services

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri