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Nadia Jafar Burns

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Nadia joined Serpe Andrews as Of Counsel in May 2022. She began practicing law in 2003, primarily representing healthcare entities and professionals in complex medical liability claims.

Nadia earned both her bachelor’s and law degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.B.A. in finance with honors in 2000 and with her J.D. in 2003. A long-time Austin resident, she has spent 19 years as a health care and general practice attorney, previously serving as in-house legal counsel for one of the city’s largest healthcare entities. She has extensive experience in medical malpractice defense, healthcare professional liability and licensure defense, and risk management matters.

In addition to her law practice, Nadia has served as an advisor to numerous substance abuse and behavioral health treatment facilities, and in her personal time, has volunteered to help individuals with substance use disorder and alcoholism. She is the devoted mother of a 10-year-old son and enjoys exercise, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Educational Background

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. Finance with Honors, 2000, magna cum laude


  • State Bar of Texas, 2003