Attorney Dorothy Burch Named Chair of the American Bar Association's Equine Law Subcommittee

Dottie Burch, who heads Ragsdale Liggett's Equine Law practice group has been appointed Chair of the American Bar Association's Animal Law committee.

Raleigh, NC, August 25, 2012 --( A partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, attorney Dorothy Bass Burch has been appointed Chair of the Equine Law Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee, a committee which operates within the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. The subcommittee’s goal is to educate TIPS members and ABA members at large on the diverse facets of equine law. Equine law involves issues not only regarding the welfare of the horse, but also business issues including transactions, litigation, and association representation for Olympic and international athletes in the world of sport horses.

Dottie Burch heads Ragsdale Liggett’s Equine Law Practice Group and is one of few equine lawyers in the state of North Carolina. An avid horsewoman with years of experience in the equine industry from legal, business and personal perspectives, Dottie serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the North Carolina Horse Council and is a frequent speaker at North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science.

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About Dottie Burch:
A partner at Ragsdale Liggett, Dorothy Bass Burch heads the law firm’s Equine Law Practice Group. Dottie’s primary practice is in the firm’s corporate and real estate law departments with focus in business law, including day-today business counsel, business mergers and acquisitions, insurance regulatory law and commercial real estate transactions.

Ms. Burch is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and holds the esteemed Martindale Hubbell “AV” peer review rating. She has received numerous achievement awards which recognize her as an exemplary professional in North Carolina and is active in several Triangle organizations that foster community relationships and professional development.

A Raleigh native, Dottie received her Bachelor’s degrees in American History and Political Science from Meredith College and received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

About the American Bar Association:
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the national voice of the legal profession. The ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance, and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has about 25,000 members and over 30 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice.

About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC:
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has maintained an extraordinary reputation in civil litigation and appellate practice, enjoying significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition to practicing in such areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, accountants’ liability actions, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes, Ragsdale Liggett also maintains well respected lobbying and mediation groups. The firm is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies, regardless of size. The real estate group handles a wide variety of transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions and the privatization of university student housing.

For further contact:
Dorothy Bass Burch: 919-881-2206,
Rebecca Huss:
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