Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey Professional Corporation

Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey Professional Corporation

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.

Firm Overview

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. Our firm has 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.

Main Office

Main Office
115 North Buchanan, P.O. BOX 368
Edwardsville IL 62025



Personal Injury

The law office of Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey Professional Corporation will represent your personal injury legal matters.

-Class Actions
-Commercial and Business Torts
-Commercial Trucking Liability
-Contract and Property Law
-General Liability
-Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith
-Insurance Defense
-Mass Tort Liability
-Municipal Liability
-Premises Liability
-Products Liability
-Professional Malpractice
-Sports and Recreational Liability
-Toxic Tort
-Vehicle Liability
-Workers' Compensation

Stephen C. Mudge

Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey Professional Corporation

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.


St. Louis University
Juris Doctorate,