Ellen Riley Burford

Ellen Riley Burford

Practice areas:

Divorce and separation, Personal injury, Estate planning

About me

It is my goal to empower clients through life’s transitions.  Whether that transition is a divorce, legal separation, personal injury, or the need for estate planning, I represent clients with compassion and knowledge.  I gained extensive trial and litigation experience during my time as a full time prosecutor and at Wendler Law, P.C., which I use to represent my client’s on a daily basis.  

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Contact info

3100 Maryville Rd. Ste C
Granite City, IL, 62040

Customer Reviews

Ellen Burford represented me in a personal property case. I was given a free consultation and hired her as my lawyer in this matter. She did a fantastic job of researching the matter and was well prepared in court. The court ruled in my favor. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a lawyer.

Ellen Burford represented me and won the case. She listened to my concerns and was well prepared for the hearing. I highly recommend her services!

I have never dealt with a company or firm with the professionalism and care that Ellen and her team gave my son and I. This case was against a big insurance company and was very complex. Ellen and her team weren’t intimidated in the least and won the case in a very short amount of time. I called her office many times and never once was I put on hold or asked to leave a message. This kind of dedication and honesty are very rare. If you are in need of a lawyer don’t hesitate to call her, the consult is free and I don’t believe there is anyone better.

State Status Acquired Updated
IL Active And Authorized To Practice Law 2012 11/18/2016
Award name Grantor Date granted
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cum Laude 2009
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney Burford Law Office 2016 – Present
Adjunct Professor Southwestern Illinois College 2014 – Present
Associate Wendler Law, PC 2013 – 2015
Adjunct Professor Lewis and Clark Community College 2013 – 2014
Assistant State’s Attorney Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office 2012 – 2013
Association name Position name Duration
Madison County Bar Association Member 2013 – Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Member 2013 – Present
Illinois State Bar Association Member 2012 – Present
Phoenix Crises Center Friend of Phoenix 2012 – Present
American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section Member 2012 – Present
American Bar Association Member 2011 – Present
Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council Training Team 2013 – 2013
Publication name Title Date
44 No. 3 The Urban Journal 575, (Summer 2012) The Need for Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing 2012
42 Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar 1 Gender and the Judiciary-A view from the Newest Justice on the Illinois Supreme Court 2011
School name Major Degree Graduated
Southern Illinois University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2011
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Elementary Education BS – Bachelor of Science 2009
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Madison County High Schools Dangers of Texting and Driving 2012

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