Ted Burdo

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Taylor English Decisions Consultant Ted Burdo is a longtime consultant and litigation associate for the pharmaceutical litigation, legislation, and political law arenas. Ted’s professional experience spans over a decade, with expertise in pharmaceutical litigation, statutes, and political law. In addition to advising clients on policy development and political consulting, he is also a member of Taylor English’s litigation and dispute resolution team.

Ted represents a wide range of client interests in the healthcare, judicial, juvenile justice, and environmental arenas. Prior to joining Taylor English Decisions, Ted was an associate of W.L. Clifton Political Consulting, a consulting agency focused on helping clients achieve their political policy goals and objectives. Ted’s supporting role was instrumental in many of W.L. Clifton’s significant achievements, including the rewrite of Georgia’s adoption code in 2018, the passage of Medicaid waiver legislation in 2019, and numerous appropriations for statewide non-profit networks.

Ted graduated from the University of Georgia with B.S. in Biology and received a M.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University. Additionally, he completed his Juris Doctorate in 2013 at the Charleston School of Law, where he received the Pro Bono Services Award and was a member of the Maritime and Admiralty Law Journal’s editorial board. While attending law school, he interned for the Hon. Lance A. Africk in the Eastern District of Louisiana and worked for the Georgia State Senate as a legal intern and policy analyst. Upon graduating law school, Ted served as an attorney for the Atlanta office of a top tier law firm, where he focused primarily on pharmaceutical litigation in the firm’s Mass Torts practice group.

Representative of his work and outstanding ability to navigate the political process, James Magazine recognized Ted as a Rising Star in 2017 and 2018. Ted is a member of the Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and the Touchdown Club of Atlanta.


Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Touchdown Club of Atlanta
Pro Bono Services award, 2011
Recognized by his James Magazine Rising Star, 2017 and 2019


ICLE Annual Review of Developments in Georgia Evidence Law, Associate Editor (2015)