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Suzanne Burnett

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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 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2023
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Suzanne Burnett, a founding partner at Potter Burnett Law in Bowie, Maryland, focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury matters, involving car crashes, premises liability, and nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

With over 11 years of practicing law, Ms. Burnett has extensive experience fighting for the rights of her clients when they have been injured because of the carelessness of another. She understands the impact that being injured through no fault of one’s own can have on an individual, and she serves as a zealous and tireless advocate for her clients.

Graduating magna cum laude, Ms. Burnett has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and professional writing from Virginia Tech. She obtained her Juris Doctor from The University of Baltimore School of Law, graduating cum laude.

After law school, Ms. Burnett worked for a renowned judicial law clerk at the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County. Admitted to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C., she is an active participant in the legal field. She has memberships in the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, the Maryland State Bar Association and the Prince George’s County Bar Association.

Ms. Burnett is a board member at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, a board of trustees’ member at the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice’s Auto Negligence Section and Nursing Home Section. She is currently the co-vice chair of its Women’s Caucus.

For her remarkable contributions to the legal arena, Ms. Burnett was the recipient of the Anne Arundel Bar Association’s President’s Award. She has been named to the Top 25 list by The National Women Trial Lawyers Association, and also named to the 10 Best Female Attorney in Maryland and 10 Best Under 40 in Maryland by the American Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Ms. Burnett was one of the founding members of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. She was appointed as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City. Ms. Potter was named to the Top 40 under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers. She has an Avvo rating of 10.0 for her excellent legal work.

Additionally, The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers named Ms. Burnett to its Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney list and its Top 40 Under 40 Attorney list. She was esteemed as a Leading Women honoree by The Daily Record of Maryland and named to Top Attorneys’ Outstanding Young Lawyer list.

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

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

11 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2023

About Suzanne Burnett

First Admitted: 2010, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.potterburnettlaw.com/attorneys/suzanne-burnett/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association District Court Webinar Regarding COVID-19 Operations (April, June and September, 2020)
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Trial Reporter: Women in Trial Law Edition, Article Author (Summer 2020), “You Don’t Have to be a Rainmaker to be a Great Trial Attorney: Using Your Strengths to Make It Work”
  • Maryland Association for Justice Non-Economic Damages Seminar, Speaker (2017 & 2018)
  • The Practitioner Guide to District Court Practice in Maryland (2019), Hosted by AABA New Lawyer’s Section in conjunction with Anne Arundel Community College and the Legal Studies Institute

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Maryland State Bar Association High School Mock Trial, Anne Arundel County, MD Mock Trial Coach for St. Mary’s High School, 2011-2012 Season
  • Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, Young Patrons Founding Member, 2014
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA), Annapolis, MD Friend of CASA, December 2011—Present Promote the CASA program to the community and solicit donations from businesses and individuals.  Member on planning committees for multiple fundraising events held annually

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Mediator

Educational Background

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Political Science and Professional Writing, 2007

Honors/Awards

  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 25, The National Women Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Daily Record 2019 Leading Women Honoree, 2019 Leading Women Honoree, Daily Record, 2019
  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • President’s Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, President’s Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2019
  • "Top 10 Attorney", The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers, 2018
  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • President's Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association., 2018
  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • In 2016, Suzanne was honored a "Top 40 Under 40" for her professional achievements by The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • In 2016, The American Registry named Suzanne as one of "Maryland's Outstanding Young Lawyers.", Maryland's Outstanding Young Lawyers, The American Registry, 2016
  • A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 20 in Their 20s, Top 20 in Their 20s, The Daily Record, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland - Member, 2021
  • Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, Founding Member (2010-2016)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Anne Arundel County Supporter (2010-2018)
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland
  • Former Chair, AABA New Lawyers Committee
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association (AABA), Board of Trustees 2010 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Member
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association, Board Member, Assistant Treasurer, 2021
  • American Association for Justice, Member
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Office Location for Suzanne Burnett

16701 Melford Boulevard
Suite 421
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: 301-453-8955

Fax: 301-769-5829

Last Updated: 6/30/2022

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