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Andrew Burnett

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Andrew focuses his practice solely on representing victims of personal injury, especially victims of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse.

Andrew is originally from upstate New York and is a Cum Laude graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego where he earned a B.S. in Marketing.  After college, Andrew moved to Baltimore where he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Merrick School of Business earning his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration in just 3 years.

Andrew began his law career as a public servant for the citizens of Anne Arundel County when he worked as an Assistant States’ Attorney. As a prosecutor, Andrew got extensive experience trying cases before both judge and jury and convicting criminals accused of a variety of different crimes.  Of all his convictions, Andrew is most proud of his prosecution of the “Jockey Murderer” – A former racehorse jockey who stalked, stabbed and killed a woman after an argument at a local bar – the jockey received a 50-year prison sentence for 1st-degree murder.

After serving the citizens of Anne Arundel County, Andrew went a private Annapolis firm where his area of practice was defending doctors and hospitals in multimillion-dollar lawsuits in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. He has tried medical malpractice cases before juries in Maryland, D.C., Virginia and Maryland Federal Court. Andrew has been recognized by Super Lawyers with the reveled distinction of ‘A Rising Star’ in Maryland—yearly since 2014.

Recognized for his success as well as his impeccable professionalism, he received a Top 40 Under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers in 2017, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys voted him among the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Maryland. He has also earned many other awards and honors from his peers as well as many positive reviews from his satisfied clients.

After years of seeing the devastating consequences suffered by patients and their families because of medical malpractice and the insurance companies’ philosophy to pay as little compensation as possible, Andrew knew that he needed to fight for the victims and not the big business. Andrew is now utilizing his insider knowledge of working with big business insurance companies to the benefit of his clients who have fallen victim to nursing home abuse and medical malpractice.

When Andrew is not fighting for his clients, he enjoys tapping into his upstate New York roots by playing ice hockey in local area leagues. Although he attempts to play golf in the summer, his shot is better suited for hockey.

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

Bar Admissions

Maryland
Washington, D.C.

Education

University of Baltimore, School of Law, Juris Doctor, J.D.
University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business, M.B.A.
State University of New York at Oswego, B.S. in Marketing

Involvement

  • Annapolis Board of Appeals (2017 – Present)
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow (2017-Present)
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association, Member (2016-Present)
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member (2016-Present)
  • American Association for Justice, Member (2016-Present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member (2015-Present)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Member (2010-Present)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee (2010 – 2014)

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2021)
  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2020)
  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2019)
  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2018)
  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2017)
  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Rising Star—Super Lawyers (2015)
  • Top 40 under 40—National Trial Lawyers Association (2021)
  • Top 40 under 40—National Trial Lawyers Association (2020)
  • Top 40 under 40—National Trial Lawyers Association (2019)
  • Top 40 under 40—National Trial Lawyers Association (2018)
  • Top 40 under 40—National Trial Lawyers Association (2017)
  • Annapolis Board of Appeals—Member (2017 – Present)
  • Maryland Bar Foundation—Fellow (2017 – Present)
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association—Member (2016 – Present)
  • Maryland Association for Justice—Member (2016 – Present)
  • American Association for Justice—Member (2016 – Present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association—Member (2015 – Present)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association—Member (2010 – Present)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association—New Lawyers Committee (2010 – 2014)

Presentations and Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
    • Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Christensen: “A Class Action Claim Can Toll the Statute of Limitations for Individual, Unnamed Members of the Class as Long as the Defendant is Provided with Sufficient Notice.”
  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
    • Mayor & City Council of Balto. v. Whalen: “Tort Claims Against a Municipality by an Individual Injured Within the Boundaries of a Public Park Are Barred by Governmental Immunity.”
  • Maryland Association of Justice – Trial Reporter – Fall 2019
    • Successful and Ethical Representation of Individuals with a Cognitive Disability
Awards
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • Maryland Association of Justice
    Maryland Association of Justice
  • MSBA
    MSBA
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

Words About Andrew

Clients Share Their Stories
    Excellent law firm!

    “Potter Burnett Law is friendly, courteous, and most importantly – efficient.”

    - Carol Mock
    Everyone in the Potter Burnett Law Firm was professional and acted with kindness.

    “My experience with Andrew Burnett was so positive! It involved getting through a very difficult situation, and Andrew guided me through and made it less stressful than I ever thought it could be.”

    - Pat Grafe
    Very professional and easy to talk to.

    “Mr. Burnett was very professional and easy to talk to. Although he could not take my father’s case, he did a lot of research into the details. He took 10,000 pages of hospitals records, shared them ...”

    - Jody Dean
    Extremely satisfied with the services.

    “Great staff I was extremely satisfied with the services provided by Andrew and his team. Not only did they win my difficult case they got me to a financial point in my life that I can live comfortably ...”

    - David Sellner

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