John E. Mudd is an attorney and legal analyst admitted to the practice of law in Puerto Rico, the P.R. Federal District Court, the First and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico Law School in 1982. He also holds a Masters Degree from Boston University in International Relations focusing in Middle Eastern Studies.
Author of former johnmuddlaw.com, now JOHNMUDDLAW.NET a blog with more than 4,500 subscribers. Author of ControlBoardWatch.org a blog that follows developments in regards to potential members of the Puerto Rico Financial Control Board.
Has been studying the possibility of a Financial Control Board for Puerto Rico since 2013 and has conducted several seminars on the subject and of PROMESA.
He started his litigation career as an attorney in the federal division for the PR Department of Justice. After that, he worked for many years for Ortiz Toro-Ortiz Brunet where he participated in some of the most high profile cases in PR, including the Dupont Plaza Litigation, Rio Piedras Explosion, Tobacco Litigation (lead counsel) and the Airplane Crash in Cali, Colombia.
Now a solo practitioner for more than ten years, Mr. Mudd specializes in Class Actions, Bankruptcy , Constitutional Law , Mass tort litigation and Intricate Issues of Federal Jurisdiction. He also gives seminars for continued legal education.
In the past 4 years, Mr. Mudd has studied, discussed and written on the Puerto Rico Debt crisis from both a financial and legal points of view. He was the first analyst in the island to raise the probability of a Congressional imposed Financial Control Board on this blog and on various am radio programs and podcast.
He also makes occasional tv/radio appearances. In his free time, Mr. Mudd enjoys bread baking, reading and his blog. He currently resides in San Juan, PR with his wife Viviana, daughter Sara and two crazy cats.