Dale L. Hebert

Associate General Counsel

Email: hebertd@med.umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 936-8782 (direct line)
Fax: (734) 647-2781
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Secretary:  Anita Simon
Telephone:  (734) 764-2178
Email:  anitasim@med.umich.edu

300 North Ingalls Building, Room 3B04
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5476

Primary Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Litigation (depositions and trial testimony)
  • Professional Licensure
  • Risk Management/Clinical Safety
  • Subpoenas/Requests for Information

Dale has more than thirty years’ experience as a litigation attorney, the vast majority of which has been devoted to defending health care professionals and hospital systems throughout Michigan against claims of medical malpractice.  His practice concentrated on defending claims involving catastrophic injuries in some of the most complicated fields of medicine.  Representative health care systems included the Michigan Medicine and Trinity Health.  He tried dozens of cases before judges and juries in venues throughout the State of Michigan and in Federal Court.

Dale spent the first portion of his legal career practicing personal injury defense at Feikens, Foster, VanderMale & DeNardis, P.C., before founding Hebert, Eller & Chandler and practicing medical malpractice defense in that setting for nearly twenty years.  In 2007, he became a shareholder with Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge, where he remained until 2014 when he joined the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.  Dale frequently lectures to Michigan Medicine faculty, trainees, and caregivers on medical-legal topics.

University Committees/Special Projects

  • Medical Liability Review Committee
  • Claims Management Committee


  • JD, magna cum laude, Detroit College of Law (1979)
  • BA, with honors, Economics, Michigan State University (1976)

Professional Memberships and Outside Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Michigan (1979)
  • Member, Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Case Evaluator, Washtenaw County Circuit Court