Amelia S. Buragas
Ms. Buragas graduated magna cumme laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Buragas was a member of the Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Team and received the Mathys Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. Ms. Buragas also is a member of the Order of the Coif, an honorary society for law school graduates.
Prior to law school, Ms. Buragas received a Master's Degree in Journalism. She spent several years pursuing a journalism career, working as a freelance reporter for a regional daily newspaper based in Madison, Wis., and as the associate editor of a weekly national trade newspaper.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Buragas is actively involved in her community and recently was elected to serve a four year term on the Bloomington City Council.
In 2018 she was appointed Editor of the Illinois Bar Journal.
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2011).
University of Wisconsin, J.D. (2010);
University of Wisconsin, M.S. (2004);
University of Illinois, B.S. (2000)
McLean County Bar Association (Member, 2011-present; History Committee, 2011-present; Bench Bar Committee, 2015-present); Illinois State Bar Association (Elected to ISBA Assembly for the 11th Judicial Circuit; Member, 2011-present; Tort Law Section Council 2013-2014; Standing Committee, Illinois Bar Journal 2014-present (Editor)); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member, 2011-present); The American Society of Legal Writers (Member, 2012-present).
"Closing Arguments," Medical Malpractice Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (2012, 2013) (co-author);"Damages in Medical Malpractice,"Medical Malpractice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2013) (co-author); "Revisiting Remitittur," Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association (April 2011) (co-author); "Workers Comp Changes Should Protect Employees," The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. (Jan. 19, 2014) (co-author); "Proximate Cause: Limiting Liability Along the Chain of Causation," Illinois Bar Journal, Illinois State Bar Association (February 2014); "Supreme Court Broadly Interprets EMS Act and Limits Liability of Ambulance Drivers for Injuries to Third Parties," Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association (March 2014); "Third District Explores Foundational Pitfalls and the Prejudicial Effect of Demonstrative Evidence," Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association (September 2014) (co-author)
"New Theories in Trucking Litigation," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Transportation Seminar, Springfield, IL (March 2014); "A History of Asbestos Litigation in McLean County," Central Illinois Paralegal Association, Bloomington, IL (May 2014); "History of Litigation in McLean County," Central Illinois Paralegal Association, Bloomington, IL (September 2015).
"City of Bloomington, City Council (Alderman, Ward 4, 2015-present); McLean County Museum of History (Member, 2011-present; Board of Directors, 2012-present; Chair, Dinner Committee, History Makers Gala, 2011-2015); Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (Vice President, Board of Trustees, 2012-2015); Zoning Board of Appeals, City of Bloomington (2013-2015).