Name: E. Dale Burrus, JD, LLM
Email: burrus@krogerlaw.com
Job Title: Partner
Phone: (713) 961-7952 ext. 102

E. Dale Burrus, JD, LLM

Ms. Burrus’s entire career has been in the representation of health providers, for many years. she had a large medical malpractice defense practice in conjunction with providing counseling in risk management, peer review, contract review and payer issues in Virginia. In 1999, she successfully completed her LLM in Health Law at the University of Houston Health Law & Policy Institute. The same year, Ms. Burrus and Dr. Kroger started the firm.

Since that time, she has continued to defend providers in malpractice matters while increasing her practice in health law. She counsels providers in the areas of risk management, peer review actions, regulatory representation involving billing, and fraud and abuse, representation of practitioners before licensing boards, general counsel issues for practitioners associated with contract and employer disputes, creation of business practices, and evaluating proposed business deals for regulatory compliance.


  • Former Partner, Flippin, Densmore, Morse, Rutherford & Jessee
  • Former Principal, Woods, Rogers, & Hazlegrove
  • University of Houston Law Center, LLM (Health Law), 1999
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, 1987, Law Review Contributor
  • Millsaps College, BBA, 1984
  • Rice University, Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2014 to present
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Magazine, 2015 to present
  • President-Elect, Greater Houston Society of Healthcare Risk Management
  • Board Member, Archway Academy
  • Taught a course on Medical Liability to law and graduate law students at the University of Houston Law Center
  • Lead counsel in representing a long-term healthcare system on matters related to RUG payments, ZPIC investigations, false claim allegations related to improper billing
  • Representation as lead counsel of a joint board for two hospitals for reducing a physician’s hospital privileges in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of 42 USC §1981 racial discrimination, antitrust, defamation, and various state law claims that include business interference, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. All claims but antitrust and 1981 were subject to the HCQIA immunity.  Additionally, there were issues associated with reporting the event to the National Practitioner’s Data Bank, which was on appeal to the Fifth Circuit.
  • Representation of many physicians related to employment contracts
  • General counsel to physicians, pharmacists, radiology services, addressing issues such as Stark, illegal remuneration, non-compete agreements, telemedicine, HIPAA, HITECH, and medical record keeping
  • Representation of nurses, physical therapists, and physicians before licensing boards
  • Lead counsel in successfully defending providers in medical negligence cases to defense jury verdicts as well as an argument before the Texas Appeals Courts, including the Texas Supreme Court
  • Coauthor of Texas Medical Malpractice Defense textbook