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.
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); 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).