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.
Beth coauthored three chapters of the Baldwin’s Ohio Consumer Law Handbook on Assistive Device Lemon Law, and Odometer Fraud in those same years. She also co-edited Chapter 7 on Lemon Law and Odometer Fraud for the last 8 years. The Baldwin book is widely considered to be the leading authority on Consumer Law in Ohio. She has also had published Consumer Protection articles in the Dayton Bar Association Magazine, Bar Briefs.
Beth has represented Oho and Kentucky consumers in mediation, jury trials, and arbitration hearings, and before the Ohio Court of Appeals.
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 Note and Comment Editor.
Beth has also spoken as a guest lecturer on Consumer Protection Law at seminars, conferences and the University of Toledo College of Law.
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-chir 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 sprit finds its outlet in running and she enjoys family time with her daughters Haley and Mia and her husband, Ryan.