One of our partners, Deborah Potter, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which she was inducted as a Fellow took place on March 1, 2018 before an audience of 700 persons during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the College that was held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Deborah Potter is one of only five attorneys in Maryland to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers during the 2018 Spring Meeting of the College. Receiving such a prestigious honor acknowledges that other lawyers and judges find Debbie to be one of the “Best of the Best” trial attorneys in Maryland. Her peers recognize her as a trial attorney who adheres to the highest ethical and moral standards and also shares the intangible quality of collegiality.

Deborah Potter’s induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers identifies her as a talented and accomplished trial attorney. This distinguished honor contributes to the many achievements that Potter Burnett Law has seen over the past 12 months.

Our firm recently celebrated our fourth extraordinary verdict of around $1,000,000 in less than 12 months. The firm’s most recent win was a no offer case in the District of Columbia where the jury awarded $993,000.

Due to the unequalled recent success that Potter Burnett Law—and our clients—have enjoyed, our firm is growing. To accommodate this exceptional record of breakthrough verdicts and settlements, Potter Burnett Law will be relocating into a newer and larger Bowie, Maryland office space in May of 2018.