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  Dale Burrus

E. Dale Burrus, JD, LLM
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  • Former Partner, Flippin, Densmore, Morse, Rutherford & Jessee
  • Former Principal, Woods, Rogers, & Hazelgrove
  • University of Houston Law Center, LLM (Health Law), 1999
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, 1987
  • Millsaps College, BBA, 1984
  • Rice University, Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, H Magazine, 2015
Dale obtained her Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in 1984 and her Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1987 where she was a contributor to the Washington and Lee Law Review.

She practiced in Roanoke, Virginia for 10 years where she became a partner with the law firm of Woods, Rogers, and Hazlegrove. During the last two years of her practice in Roanoke, eight partners from Woods, Rogers and Hazlegrove began their own law firm of Flippin, Densmore, Morse, Rutherford and Jessee. The focus of her practice in Roanoke was health care law and medical malpractice defense of hospitals and doctors, representing all the major insurance companies, hospitals, and related health care providers in the Shenandoah Valley. She was fortunate to obtain a defense verdict in numerous jury trials while in this venue.

After obtaining her Master's of Law in Health Law at the University of Houston, Dale began practicing with Edward Kroger.  She has continued to defend health care providers in medical malpractice cases having successfully tried many cases to defense verdicts.  Additionally, with her health law degree, she has expanded her practice to include medical/legal consulting services  related to  contractual and regulatory issues, including preparation and reviewing contracts between hospitals and physicians, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, STARK, Illegal Remuneration, HITECH and HIPAA compliance, peer review, hospital governance,  quality assurance and risk management, patient "dumping" issues, patient referral issues, and medical-ethical issues.

Dale teaches a course on Medical Liability to law and graduate law students at the University of Houston Law Center.