DIANE F.  BURGESS, Shareholder
Ms. Burgess’ litigation practice focuses primarily on resolution of employment disputes, including discrimination and retaliation in the workplace, as well as wage and hour matters. Ms. Burgess is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Burgess has appeared before the Department of Labor for a Sarbanes-Oxley claim and has assisted employers with investigations conducted by the Department of Labor for overtime compensation. Ms. Burgess has represented both employees and employers through the administrative proceedings with the EEOC, including subsequent litigation through trial. Ms. Burgess not only mediated regularly with the EEOC and private mediators to resolve these disputes, but has also has guided employers through all aspects of the EEOC’s investigation, including on-site investigations and document review. The remainder of Ms. Burgess’ practice focuses on insurance coverage disputes; professional liability and malpractice; and defense of charitable organizations and groups.

Ms. Burgess joined Miller Scamardi & Carrabba as a law clerk following her first year of law school at the University of Houston Law Center. After serving as a Senior Associate, she became a Partner in 2008. Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Burgess worked as a research assistant for Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as a pediatric health and nutrition research assistant followed by service as an Investigator for the Texas Department of Family and Regulatory Services, CPS Division.
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Employment and Labor Law Section of the Texas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
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MS&C / Attorneys At Law
6525 Washington Ave.
Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 861-3595 Main
(713) 861-3596 Fax
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Duke University
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence – University of Houston Law Center