Deborah Potter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bowie, MD

Potter Burnett Law, LLC
 | 16701 Melford Boulevard, Suite 421
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 301-850-7000
Fax: 301-769-5829
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deborah Potter is a founding partner with Potter Burnett Law, LLC, in Bowie, Maryland. A highly rated, award-winning attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Potter focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury law. She represents the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area who have legal needs stemming from any of the following:

·        Motor vehicle accidents

·        Truck accidents

·        Wrongful death

·        Nursing home negligence

·        Slip-and-fall accidents

·        Other preventable tragedies

After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Ms. Potter returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1990.

Over the course of her career, she has achieved unprecedented success fighting for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families. Among her most notable successes, she helped secure a landmark, $26 million-dollar verdict against a major automobile manufacturer, earning her national recognition as one of the leading trial advocates in the country.

Among the numerous awards and honors she has received from her peers, Ms. Potter holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and the Prince George's County Bar Association bestowed her with the President's Award in 2016. In addition, The Daily Record granted her the Leadership in the Law award in 2017 as well as a Top 100 Women designation in 2010 and 2015, and American Lawyer Magazine voted her among the Women Leaders in the Law in 2012 and 2013.

Moreover, Ms. Potter recently became a Fellow with the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018, and earlier in her career, she received the Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustees Award and the Maryland State Bar Association's Ed Shea Professionalism Award. She also received the Generous Heart Award from CASA in 2016.

Along with managing a successful legal practice, Ms. Potter has served in many leadership roles with various local, state and national legal organizations. In 1999, she became the youngest person to ever serve as president of the Anne Arundel Bar Association, and she has maintained a long-standing service to the Maryland State Bar Association's Board of Governors and the organization's Executive Committee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

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

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

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About Deborah Potter

Admitted: 1990, Maryland

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, 2007-2019
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018 - 2019
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Leadership in the Law Award, The Dally Record, 2017
  • Generous Heart Award, CASA, 2016
  • President's Award, Prince George's County Bar Association, 2016
  • 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
  • Top 100 Women in Law, The Daily Record, 2010
  • Justice for All Award, 2007
  • Trustees Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2003
  • Ed Shea Professionalism Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2002
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating 10.0 "Superb"

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

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2015
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, B.A. in Economics, 1987
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Office Location for Deborah Potter

16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 421
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: 301-850-7000

Fax: 301-769-5829

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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