About Us Fighting For You Like Family


  • We're Not Afraid to Go to Trial

    It takes a special breed of attorneys to take a case to trial, if needed. Our attorneys have done that - and have won!

  • High Quality Representation

    We are accessible, responsive and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

  • Female Leadership

    We are proud to have two female partners leading our team with their experience and compassion for victims.

Why We're the 
Right Choice

Personalized Legal Representation 
You Can Count On


Our firm has been recognized among our peers and beyond for our commitment to obtaining compensation on behalf of victims throughout Maryland. Our lawyers are trained professionals with decades of combined experience in personal injury and trial law.
  • Best Law Firms 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Google Reviews 5.0
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • 10 Best Attorney 2019
  • National Women Top 25 Trial Lawyers
  • Nursing Home Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Maryland Gazette Readers Choice
  • The Bowie Blade-News Readers Choice
  • Daily Record - Leading Women
  • The Daily Record Top 100 Women
  • Maryland Association of Justice
  • MSBA
  • The Daily Record Reader Ratings
  • Find Law
  • Leading Lawyers - Annapolis & Central Maryland 2022

About Us

Client-Focused Service Throughout Maryland

At Potter Burnett Law, our clients come first. After you’ve suffered a traumatic and painful injury an accident, you deserve to be treated fairly—not taken advantage of by insurance companies trying to evade liability. Our team of lawyers has years of experience successfully protecting our clients’ rights to compensation after accidents and do whatever it takes to get the results you need, including going to court.

You can expect to work directly with an attorney throughout your case, who can keep you informed about progress and demystify the legal system. When it’s time to step up, we’re there for you.

Learn more about our personal injury services and lawyers today by contacting us online or by phone at (301) 804-6784. We’re happy to meet with you in person, on the phone, or over Zoom.

We're On Your Side

At Potter Burnett Law, we care deeply about our clients and are ready to stand by your side through this difficult time. We will fight aggressively against insurance companies and aren’t afraid to take your case to trial to get you the full and fair compensation you need to recover.

Our Practice Areas

Our Maryland trial lawyers have handled a wide range of personal injury-related cases and recovered millions for clients in damages. Filing a claim after an accident may be your best chance of obtaining the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and property damage, as well as make up for lost income.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 6 million car accidents occur every year in the United States. Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by human error, meaning it’s possible you can hold the at-fault driver responsible for negligence. Our team has years of experience handling cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle crashes.

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals have a responsibility to keep their patients safe and improve their medical conditions—not make them worse. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are all human and prone to mistakes. If you’ve been wrongfully harmed by your physician, you deserve justice.

Common types of medical malpractice claims that we handle include:

Premises Liability

Though some accidents, like slip and falls, are random, sometimes fault can be traced back to the negligence of a property owner. We handle premises liability claims on behalf of individuals who have been injured due to the carelessness of building owners after falls, being hit by falling debris, or being exposed to asbestos.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Older adults in nursing homes are some of the most vulnerable people in the world, and unfortunately, there are people who take advantage of this. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of older adults in nursing home facilities are abused every year, from being neglected by nursing home staff to suffering from emotional or physical abuse. Some examples of nursing home abuse include bedsores acquired from being left in bed, hygiene issues, malnutrition and dehydration, and physical injuries like broken bones.

Meet Our Attorneys

Our team is comprised of award-winning trial lawyers who aren’t afraid to step up on behalf of our clients in their time of need. Each of our lawyers is well-versed in Maryland law and knows exactly what evidence we need to strengthen your claim and hold negligent individuals and entities responsible.

Learn more about our lawyers below:

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to call us today to discuss your case.

You deserve to be represented by a team that will go above and beyond to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our Maryland office today to learn more in a free consultation at (301) 804-6784.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

High-Quality Personal Injury Representation 
  • “Andrew was so patient with my many questions”

    - Linda Giannini Wilson
  • “Suzanne is awesome and super personable!”

    - Tracy McLean
  • “Debbie is a straight shooter”

    - Carey Nelson

History & Philosophy

At Potter Burnett Law, our philosophy is simple – People over power! We pride ourselves on representing the people of our community against big business insurance companies who are only out to make a profit for their CEOs and shareholders at the expense of injured victims. Potter Burnett Law is a leader in the field of personal injury and is dedicated to protecting victims.

Our pride of attorneys has over 60 years of experience handling complex personal injury cases for people from all walks of life. Big insurance companies know that we have a proven track record of success and that we are not afraid to take a case to trial in order to achieve the best and fairest result possible.

Potter Burnett Law was formed by Deborah L. Potter, Suzanne V. Burnett, and Andrew T. Burnett. Our boutique personal injury law firm is located in Bowie, Maryland (Prince George’s County) with a second location in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm was purposely designed to be intimate so that each client would know the attorney involved in their case. Each and every client feels the attention and compassion that we demonstrate as being a part of our pride.

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