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Deborah L. Potter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bowie, MD

Potter Burnett Law
16701 Melford Boulevard, Suite 421
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 301-453-8955
Fax: 301-769-5829
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Deborah L. Potter is a founding partner at Potter Burnett Law located in Bowie, Maryland. With over 31 years of legal experience, Ms. Potter focuses her practice solely on personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, nursing home negligence and slip-and-fall accidents. 

With a genuine concern for the well-being of her clients, Ms. Potter is a dedicated and tireless advocate for their rights. She is mindful of the damaging consequences of being injured because of another party’s negligent and careless actions, and she strives to bring justice for her clients. Ms. Potter has a long list of having obtained several successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. 

Ms. Potter is licensed to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland. She earned her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Potter was a member of the University of Maryland Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee and a board member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. 

Enthusiastically involved in prominent legal associations, Ms. Potter is a member of the Anne Arundel Bar Association, where she was its youngest president. She was also the first female president of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club. She served a board of trustees’ member of the University of Maryland College Park, the Maryland Association for Justice Board of Directors, the CASA Board, and Prince Georges County Bar Association Board. 

Being recognized for her remarkable legal services, Ms. Potter was the recipient of many awards, including the Daily Record Leadership in the Law Award, Trial Lawyer of the Year by MAJ, Prince George’s County Bar Association President’s Award, CASA’s Generous Heart Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustees Award and the Justice For All Award. 

In addition, Ms. Potter serves as a chair in the Attorney Grievance Peer Review Panel and is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Judiciary Committee and the American Board of Trial Advocates. The Daily Record named Ms. Potter to its Top 100 Women list and the American Lawyer Magazine named her to its Women Leaders in the Law list. She has a “Superb” rating on Avvo. Ms. Potter is an ardent speaker and has spoken at numerous seminars in renowned legal associations.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Deborah L. Potter

First Admitted: 1990, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.potterburnettlaw.com/attorneys/deborah-potter/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 2019 - Moderating Lawyer, Moderating Lawyer
  • 2017 - Speaker, MAJ Auto Damages
  • 2017, 2018 - Seminar Speaker, Non-Economic Damages
  • 2017 – Maryland Association for Justice – Case Debrief
  • 2017 – REPTILE – MIST Seminar – Atlanta, GA
  • 2016 – Prince George’s Bar Association – Jury Selection
  • 2016 Maryland Association for Justice – Mock Civil Trial
  • 2016 Maryland Association for Justice – Opening Statements
  • 2015 Maryland Association for Justice – Auto Neg Day
  • 2014 Maryland Association for Justice – Reptile
  • 2013 Anne Arundel Bar Association – A Civil Trial

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018-present
  • Chair, Attorney Grievance Peer Review Panel, 2018-present
  • Cal Ripken Foundation, Uncorked Committee, 2015-present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Budget & Finance, 2015-present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2012-present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Founding Board Member, 1997-present
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustee, 2017-2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2017-2019
  • MSBA, Secretary, 2018-2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Budget & Finance, 2015-2018
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2017-2018
  • Prince Georges Bar Association, Director, 2017-2018
  • CLREP Board Member, 2015-2017
  • University of Maryland Board of Trustees, 2007-2016
  • Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2013-2015
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2014-2015
  • University of Maryland Foundation College Park, Member, 2007-2015
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustee, 2010-2014
  • CASA of Anne Arundel County Board Member, 2011-2014
  • University of Maryland, Board of Trustees, Exec Comm., 2012-2014
  • University of Maryland Foundation College Park, Executive Committee, 2010-2014
  • Court of Appeals Rules Committee, 2000-2012
  • University of Maryland Law School Alumni Board, 2007-2010
  • President, University of Maryland Law School Alumni Board, 2009
  • Athletic Campaign Council, 2006-2008
  • Court of Appeals Professionalism Committee, 2003-2007
  • Co-Chair, Barristers Ball, 2000-2006
  • University of Maryland Alumni Association Board Member, 2004-2006
  • Co-Chair, Legal Aid Campaign Anne Arundel County, 2002-2005
  • University of Maryland Terrapin Club Board Member, 1999-2005
  • President, University of Maryland Terrapin Club, 2003-2004
  • Anne Arundel Judicial Nominating Commission, 1998-2002
  • CASA of Anne Arundel County Board Member, 1997-2002
  • University of Maryland Hall of Fame Selection Committee, 2001-2002
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustee, 1993-2002
  • Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • President, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 1999-2000
  • President, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 1998-1999
  • Leadership Academy, Maryland State Bar Association, 1997-1998

Educational Background

  • University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, B.A. in Economics, 1987

Honors/Awards

  • Top Women in the Law, American Lawyer Magazine, 2013, Top Women in the Law, American Lawyer Magazine, 2013
  • The Daily Record Top 100 Women
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustees Award, Trustees Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2003
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women in Law, Top 50 Women in Law, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women in Law, Top 50 Women in Law, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers - Top 10 Maryland Super Lawyers, Top 10 Maryland Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyer 2020, Top 50 Women in Law, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers 2020, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, Top 50 Women in Law, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyer, 2007-2020, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018 - 2020, American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2017, Trial Lawyer of the Year, MAJ, 2017
  • Leadership in the Law Award, The Daily Record, 2017, Leadership in the Law Award, The Daily Record, 2017
  • Generous Heart Award, CASA, 2016, Generous Heart Award, CASA, 2016
  • President's Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2016, President's Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2016
  • Top 100 Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2015, Top 100 Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2015
  • Trustees Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2013, Trustees Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2013
  • Top Women in the Law, American Lawyer Magazine, 2012, Women Leaders in the Law, American Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • Top 100 Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2010, Top 100 Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2010
  • Justice for All Award, 2007, Justice for All Award, Justice for All Award, 2007
  • Trustees Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2013, Trustees Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2013
  • Ed Shea Professionalism Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2002, Ed Shea Professionalism Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2002

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2015
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2010
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Office Location for Deborah L. Potter

16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 421
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: 301-453-8955

Fax: 301-769-5829

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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