Attorney Elizabeth Ahern Wells
Beth is a partner 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, and auto fraud cases against used car dealers. Beth has represented Ohio and Kentucky consumers in mediations, jury trials, and arbitration hearings, and before the Ohio Court of Appeals.
Beth co-authored a chapter of the Baldwin’s Ohio Consumer Law Handbook on the Assistive Device Lemon Law, and has co-edited three chapters of the Baldwin’s Ohio Consumer Law Handbook on the Ohio Lemon Law, Odometer Fraud, and Assistive Device Lemon Law since 2007. The Baldwin’s Ohio Consumer Law Handbook is widely considered to be the leading authority on Consumer Law in Ohio.
Beth was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star, in the practice area of Consumer Law, in 2013, 2014, 2015, and again in 2016. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Ohio are selected to the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service for attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a statewide survey of attorneys, independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
Beth is a graduate of Clemson University, where she received her bachelor degree cum laude. 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. While at the University of Toledo, she participated in Law Review as an associate member, and later as a Note and Comment Editor.
Beth has spoken as a guest lecturer on Consumer Law topics at national seminars and conferences, and at the University of Toledo College of Law.
Beth is a member of the Dayton, Ohio and the Kentucky Bar Associations, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Beth was the vice-chair of the Dayton Bar Briefs Committee in both 2012 and 2013.
When Beth is not representing consumers in Court or at her desk, her competitive spirit finds its outlet in running as a member of the Runners Plus Elite racing team, and in 70.3 Half Ironman triathlons. She also enjoys family time with her daughters Haley and Mia, and her husband, Ryan.