Angela T. "Angie" Burnette

Angela T. "Angie" Burnette

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

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Angie is a trusted advisor with a diversified health care practice. Clients both in and out of the health care industry rely on Angie for advice in handling risk management emergencies, Big Data issues, and HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification matters. She also assists hospitals, physicians, and other providers with a variety of regulatory issues, including medical staff, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, National Practitioner Data Bank, mental health, minors, do-not-resuscitate orders, end-of-life issues and refusal of blood transfusions. Angie provides compliance and risk management advice to health care facilities, providers and health plans. She also represents physicians, nurses and other health care providers in state licensing board investigations. Additionally, she handles health care litigation involving various issues such as hospital-physician disputes, hospital licensure, and peer review, resolving matters at the trial and the appellate level.

While at Alston & Bird, she has served as both temporary in-house counsel and as national coordinating counsel for two national health care corporations. During 2016-2017, while at the firm, she also served as interim general counsel for a +600 bed academic medical center and health system on a part-time basis. She has been an invited lecturer at Emory Law School on various health law topics. She is also a frequent speaker at health care conferences/seminars on a national and regional level.

News & Media

  • “The Legal Burden of Workplace Bullying,” Outpatient Surgery Magazine, February 2017, 27-32.
  • “How to Recognize and Handle Potentially Litigious Patients,” The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, November 2015, 33-35.
  • “HIPAA and Ex Parte Interviews—The Beginning of the End?,” 1 J. Health & Life Sci. L. 73, 104–105 (April 2008) (cited by the Georgia Supreme Court in Baker v. WellStar Health System, Inc., et al, 288 Ga. 336, 703 S.E.2d 601 (2010)).
  • “Searches of Hospital Patients, Their Rooms and Belongings,” Health Care Law Monthly (October 2012), Vol. 2012, Issue No. 10, 2-9.


  • Contributing Author: How to Resolve Patient Complaints To Manage Risk, published by HCPro, Inc. (November 14, 2003).

  • One Atlantic Center
    1201 West Peachtree Street, Suite 4900
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
  • English
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, Georgia
  • American Health Lawyers’ Association - Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Member
  • Georgia Hospital Association - Member
  • State Bar of Georgia - Member, Health Care Section

Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Health Care Law
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • Alston & Bird Pro Bono Team Award (2013) - For the “A&B Brigade” which organized, packed and shipped care packages to active military personnel during the holidays for several years.
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Corporate Law

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