Debbie is well known for her $26 million dollar verdict against Ford Motor Company. After serving 12 years on the Court of Appeals Rules Committee, Debbie’s vast experience – with Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Deaths, Nursing Home Negligence and Slips and Falls has led to notable honors and awards. Debbie was selected as one of the Top Women in Law by the American Lawyer Magazine and has been deemed a “SuperLawyer” for eight consecutive years – 2012-2021. She was honored to make the Top 10 Maryland Super Lawyers list in 2021, and has been “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” two times. She was also inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers – one of the premier legal associations in North America – in 2018.
After Graduating from the University of Maryland Law School in 1990 with honors, Debbie became actively involved in a variety of organizations throughout the state including the Anne Arundel Bar Association, where she served as the youngest President in the organization’s history. Debbie formerly served as the first Female President of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club and served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Association for Justice Board of Directors, MYLAW Board, CASA Board, and Prince Georges County Bar Association Board.
Due to her involvement at University Maryland, Debbie is an avid University of Maryland Terps fan who also enjoys watching her daughter Whitney’s dance performances and helping out in her husband’s business, Compass Stone & Tile Studio.
Debbie and her partners take personal injury to heart—so when clients are injured or suffer a loss due to a car crash, medical mistake, neglect, or personal injury—Potter Burnett’s pride will be there with the legal experience, leadership, and proven track record to represent them and their family.
Quote by Debbie
“Reach out and inspire your fellow colleagues, encouraging engagement and involvement to really make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Let your pride, protect theirs.”