Attorney Elizabeth Ahern Wells
Beth is an associate at the Burdge Law Office in Dayton, Ohio. She joined the firm in 2004 and concentrates her practice on consumer protection cases, including lemon law and breach of warranty cases for cars, motorcycles, and RVs, auto fraud. She also handles debt collection disputes and credit rights cases.
Beth also co-authored Chapter 25 of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2012 editions of the Baldwin’s Ohio Consumer Law Handbook, Assistive Device Lemon Law. and co-edited Chapter 6 on Odometer Fraud in those same years. She also co-edited Chapter 7 on Lemon Law in 2011 and 2012. The Baldwin book is widely considered to be the leading authority on Consumer Law in Ohio. She has also had articles appearing in 2010, 2011, and 2012 published in the Dayton Bar Association Magazine, Bar Briefs.
Beth has represented Ohio and Kentucky consumers in mediations, jury trials, arbitration hearings, and before the Ohio Court of Appeals and is admitted in Ohio, Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Beth is a graduate of Clemson University, where she received her bachelor degree cum laude in 2000. While attending Clemson, she was also a member of the varsity cross country and track teams, receiving All-ACC honors in both.
Beth received her law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law, cum laude, in 2004. While at the University of Toledo, she participated in Law Review as an associate member, and later as a Note and Comment Editor. While acting as an associate member her law review article, Warrantless Traffic Stops: A Suspension of Constitutional Guarantees in Post September 11th America, 34 U. Tol. L. Rev. 899, was selected for publication.
Beth has also spoken as a guest lecturer at the University of Toledo College of Law to law students in the Consumer Law class regarding current issues in the spring ofd 2008 and again in 2009.
Beth is a member of the Dayton, Ohio, and Kentucky Bar Associations, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Dayton Ballet Associate Board. She is currently the vice-chair of the Dayton Bar Briefs Committee for the second year in a row.
When Beth is not representing consumers in Court or at her desk, her competitive spirit finds its outlet in running and she enjoys family time with her daughters Haley and Mia and her husband, Ryan. Read Beth's Blog, Run Lemon, Run.