Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Elliott attended Dallas public schools and received his college education at the American University of Paris and the University of Texas at Austin where he received his BA (Government). He received his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas.
Elliott was the founding attorney of the Dallas Probate Litigation firm Burdette & Rice, PLLC. His practice is now focused on advising clients regarding trust and estate litigation choices as well as assisting his clients in transferring their wealth to their spouse and/or children with an emphasis on asset protection against the risks of later divorce and other financial risks.
Elliott has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the leading national rating service for attorneys since 1994. He was elected as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2002. Elliott is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Paris. He serves as “Of Counsel” to the firm.