Ted Burdo focuses on pharmaceutical litigation, legislation, and political law.

For the last four years, Mr. Burdo has worked as an associate for the W.L. Clifton Political Consulting legislative team. While serving the team, he represented a variety of client interests, specifically engaging in the healthcare, judicial, juvenile justice, and environmental arenas. Ted’s outstanding ability to navigate the political process was recognized by his James Magazine Rising Star status in both 2017 and 2019.

Prior to joining the W.L. Clifton team, Mr. Burdo 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, Mr. Burdo 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.

Mr. Burdo is admitted to practice in Georgia and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and the Touchdown Club of Atlanta.


Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Touchdown Club of Atlanta


University of Georgia, BS, Biology, 2006

Georgia State University, MS, Brains & Behavior, 2010

Charleston School of Law, JD, 2013

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Charleston School of Law, Pro Bono Services Award, 2011

James Magazine, Rising Star, 2017 and 2019