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Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey P.C.
115 North Buchanan Street
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 618-656-0257, 217-525-1366
Fax: 618-692-4416, 217-525-0986
E-Mail: dloepker@reedarmstrong.com
www.reedarmstrong.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 368, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Established: 1927

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Municipal Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Liability
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Bodily Injury
  • Casualty Defense
  • Casualty Insurance Law
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Commercial Transportation Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Litigation
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Coverage Opinions
  • Defense Litigation
  • Dram Shop
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • General Civil Practice
  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • General Defense
  • General Defense Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Claim Analysis and Evaluation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Corporate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personal Liability
  • Personal Lines
  • Premise Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Property and Casualty
  • Property Claims
  • Property Damage
  • Property Defense
  • Property Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Trucking Industry Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Commercial and Business Torts
  • Mass Tort Liability
  • Vehicle Liability
  • Contract and Property Law
  • Sports and Recreational Liability
  • Commercial Trucking Liability
  • Defamation
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About Us
Reed Armstrong Mudge & Morrissey P.C., is a civil practice law firm with an emphasis in the defense of complex personal injury and property damage litigation. 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.

Reed, Armstrong has an established reputation as a winning civil defense trial firm in the Madison, St. Clair County and surrounding regions. Although the Firm provides an array of services, its special skill is litigation. The Firm has successfully fought for individual, business and corporate clients for over fifty years. It is the most experienced civil trial defense firm in Southern Illinois. Combined, the partners have tried over one thousand civil jury trials. Appellate Court experience is also extensive. All of the equity partners are experienced trial attorneys and associates try cases within a year of their employment. Through hard work, extensive trial experience, and superior knowledge of the region and the courts, the Firm is able to provide their clients with excellent legal service, advice, and judgment.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Acceptance Insurance CompanyAllied Insurance Company
Allstate Insurance CompanyAmerican International Group, Inc.
Chartis InsuranceCNA Insurance Company
Compirion Healthcare Solutions, LLCCOUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company
Employers Casualty CompanyGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
General Casualty CompaniesGrinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
Harco National Insurance CompanyIAT Specialty
Illinois Agricultural AssociationIllinois Casualty Company
Lexington Insurance CompanyMillers First Insurance Companies
Mt. Hawley Insurance CompanyNational Farmers Union Standard Insurance Company
Nationwide InsuranceNaughton Insurance, Inc.
Pekin Insurance CompanyQBE
RiverStone Claims Management, LLCRLI Insurance Company
Shelter Insurance CompaniesState Farm Insurance Companies
TIG Insurance CompanyTravelers
Unitrin Property and Casualty Insurance GroupWestfield Insurance
Non-Insurance Clients
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.Fluor Corporation
Inductotherm CorporationUnited States Gypsum Company
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Personnel Information
Partners
Harry C. Armstrong — (Retired)

James L. Reed — (Deceased)
Stephen C. Mudge
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:smudge@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1977
  • Missouri, 1991
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • St. Ambrose College, B.A., 1974
  • Saint Louis University, J.D., 1977
Born:1952
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Martin K. Morrissey
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:mmorrissey@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1985
Memberships:
  • American, Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1982
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 1985
Born:1959
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Michael J. Bedesky
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:mbedesky@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1991
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Loyola University, B.A., 1988
  • University of Illinois, J.D., 1991
Born:1966
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Bryan L. Skelton
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:bskelton@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1993
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Mid-America Nazarene College, B.A., 1983
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Born:1960
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William B. Starnes II
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:wstarnes@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1995
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Kansas University, B.S.B.A., 1984
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1988
Born:1962
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Michael C. Hobin
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:mhobin@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2000
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.S., 1992
  • Illinois State University, M.S., 1994
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 2000
Born:1970
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Dominique N. Seymoure
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:dseymoure@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2001
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1998
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 2001
Born:1976
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Associates
Tori L. Walls
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:twalls@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2003
  • Missouri, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Education:
  • Illinois College, B.A., 2000
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2003
Born:1978
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Jennifer M. Wagner
Edwardsville, IL
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2012
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. (Dean's List), 2003
  • Southern Illinois University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2011
Honors:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
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Travis Pour
Edwardsville, IL
E-Mail:tpour@reedarmstrong.com
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2013
  • Missouri, 2014
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Madison County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Purdue University, B.S., 2010
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, J.D., 2013
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