Elizabeth Wells Burden joined MIRATECH as Director of Employee Engagement and General Counsel in 2019. Previously, Elizabeth worked as Director of Development for The University of Tulsa College of Law, and prior to that as an attorney at the law firm, Smakal, Munn & Mathis, PLLC.
Elizabeth holds a B.B.A. in Business Management from Price College of Business at The University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law. While attending TU Law, she served as senior candidates editor for the Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law and assisted small business owners participating in the Social Enterprise and Economic Development Law Project at the Boesche Legal Clinic. She also worked for Ireland’s Refugee Legal Services in Dublin, IE and has experience with International Litigation and Immigration Law.
While in private practice, Elizabeth focused her efforts on civil and domestic litigation, contract negotiation, estate planning, alternative dispute resolution practices, and civil appellate work. She enjoyed assisting individuals and companies navigate the complexities of the judicial system in responsible, efficient and creative ways.
As Director of Development at TU Law, Elizabeth oversaw all aspects of development, patron relations, agreement negotiations, and institutional advancement. Most recently, Elizabeth helped obtain funding for and was instrumental in the creation of a new Civil Legal Clinic that will help provide additional access to justice avenues for individuals in our community.
Elizabeth has been a member of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, and American Bar Associations since 2010 and was named Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine while in private practice from 2011-2014. She has volunteered for a variety of charitable organizations, including Legal Aid of Oklahoma, OBA Young Lawyers Division and most recently the TCBA Membership Committee where she focused her efforts on membership benefits and retention. She was also invited to serve on the TU Law Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2011 and served on the executive committee as Vice President until 2014.
At MIRATECH, Elizabeth is based in our Corporate office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She oversees Human Resources throughout our various locations and serves as General Counsel. She focuses her efforts on employee engagement, making MIRATECH the best place to work, and a variety of legal issues.
Elizabeth is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma and in the Northern District Court of Oklahoma, United States Federal Court.