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Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP

Welcome to the Bloomington-Normal office of Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP. We are a team of trial lawyers who focus on plaintiffs’ personal injury, complex civil litigation, and appeals. We represent injured clients and their families throughout the State of Illinois, and look forward to hearing how we can help you.

Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP

308 East Washington
Suite B

Bloomington IL 61701

Amelia S. Buragas


Amelia is a partner with the Bloomington-Normal officeof BRE Law. She loves to tackle complex legal issues at the trial court or appellate level.

University of Illinois, B.S. (2000)
University of Wisconsin, M.S. (2004)
University of Wisconsin, J.D. (2010)
Admitted To Practice Law:
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Central District of Illinois
Leading Lawyers-Emerging Lawyer (2017-2019)
Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2019-2020)
Young Lawyer of the Year - MCBA (2017)
McLean County - 20 Under 40 (2016)
Order of the Coif (2010)
Mathys Award for Appellate Advocacy (2010)
Cocran v. Securitas, 2017 IL 121200

Background & Expertise

Amelia is a trial and appellate lawyer. She enjoys unique legal challenges and often assists other lawyers in writing motions or arguing complex issues at the trial court level. She also has first and second chair trial experience.

Amelia is a published legal writer and has had her articles published in statewide legal publications. She also currently is serving as the editor of the Illinois Bar Journal—the official publication of the Illinois State Bar Association.

When she’s not in the courtroom you can find Amelia working in her yard or playing with her kids. She also is active in the community and is a former elected official for the City of Bloomington. She currently serves on the board for the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and the Miller Park Zoological Society.

Did You Know?

In 2017, Amelia argued a case in front of the Illinois Supreme Court. Her goal was simple, if not audacious—convince the Court to overturn more than 100 years of case law in order to ensure that family members who have had the remains of their loved ones mishandled or destroyed because of negligence could get justice.

And she did.

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