Suzanne V. Burnett

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 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Suzanne Vetter Burnett focuses solely on personal injury matters—primarily car crashes, premises liability, and nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

Suzanne is a Maryland native who grew up in Baltimore City. She briefly left Maryland to attend Virginia Tech where she studied Political Science and Professional Writing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her Bachelor’s Degree.  Suzanne then moved back to Baltimore City and continued her studies at The University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude.

After finishing law school, Suzanne moved to Annapolis and began her career as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Laura S. Keissling in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County. After completing her clerkship, she joined a firm and practiced solely personal injury Plaintiff’s work. During that time, Suzanne gained extensive litigation experience representing injured individuals against big business insurance companies. 

In 2012, after practicing law only two years, The Daily Record of Maryland honored Suzanne as a “Top Twenty in their Twenties” Award Recipient for her professional accomplishments and service to the community. Suzanne is a founding member of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and is actively involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Anne Arundel County. Suzanne serves on the Anne Arundel Bar Association’s Board of Trustees (AABA) and is the former chair of the AABA New Lawyers Committee. She is also an active member of the Prince George's County Bar Association, The Maryland Association for Justice, and the Maryland State Bar. Suzanne has been recognized by SuperLawyers with the reveled distinction of 'A Rising Star' in Maryland and Washington D.C.—yearly since 2013.

In 2016 and 2017, Suzanne was honored by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40” Award Recipient. She was named one of "Maryland’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” by the American Registry for Top Attorneys in 2016. In 2018, Suzanne was named, "Top 10 Attorney" by The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers. Additionally, she was chosen to 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars. In June 2018, Suzanne received the President's Award from the Anne Arundel Bar Association. The award is selected by the AABA president, Steve Wrobel. Suzanne was recognized for her work on the board. Most notably, Suzanne played a large role in helping to plan the AABA Barristers Ball which raised funds to benefit veterans.

She is a recent member of The National Women Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished Women attorney to provide the best way for the public to find Women attorneys for their legal needs & other attorneys to find a source for case referrals.

Suzanne lives in Annapolis with her husband, Andrew, their son, Brooks, daughter, Quinn, and rescue dog, Koco.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Focus Areas

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


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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About Suzanne Burnett

Admitted: 2010, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • ..., Top 25, The National Women Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Rising Stars, SuperLawyers, 2019
  • SuperLawyers, A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C, yearly since 2013, 2019
  • President’s Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association, 2019
  • ..., "Top 10 Attorney", The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Stars, SuperLawyers, 2018
  • ..., President's Award, Anne Arundel Bar Association., 2018
  • ..., Rising Stars, SuperLawyers, 2017
  • ..., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Stars, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • In 2016, Suzanne was honored a "Top 40 Under 40" for her professional acheivements 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
  • Rising Stars, SuperLawyers, 2015
  • 20 in Their 20s, The Daily Record, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Chair, AABA New Lawyers Committee
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association (AABA), Board of Trustees
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Member
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association, Board Member, Assistant Secretary
  • American Association for Justice, Member

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 community and solicit donations from businesses and individuals.  Member on planning committees for multiple fundraising events held annually. 

Educational Background:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Political Science and Professional Writing, 2007
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Office Location for Suzanne V. Burnett

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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