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  • Rising Stars - Suzanne Burnett
  • Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers


Suzanne 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 attended Institute of Notre Dame High School (IND), followed by 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. Kiessling (now Judge Ripken) in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County. After completing her clerkship, she entered private practice and worked with a firm handling solely personal injury Plaintiff’s work. During that time, Suzanne gained extensive trial experience representing injured individuals against big business insurance companies. It was there that her passion for helping victims developed.

In 2023, Suzanne was an honoree of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Award which recognizes high-achieving women who are making an impact through their leadership, mentoring, and community service. Prior to that, in 2019 Suzanne was named by the Daily Record as a “Leading Women” honoree. This distinguished award is given to women age 40 or younger who have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in their careers, while also showing a commitment to their communities and to inspiring change. In 2012, after practicing law only two years, The Maryland Daily Record honored Suzanne as a “20 in their Twenties” award recipient for her professional accomplishments and service to the community.

Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Directors for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis and has been a long-time supporter, previously being a founding member of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall. She was formerly a Baltimore City Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in the foster care system and is a consistent supporter of Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Suzanne sits on the Anne Arundel Bar Association’s Board of Trustees (AABA) and is President-Elect for 2023-2024. She has been on the board for a decade, holding various positions including Community Services Chair, Social Programs Chair and chair of the New Lawyers Committee. She was honored with the AABA President’s Award in 2018 for her work on the board, and notably that year, her outstanding efforts to plan a Barrister’s Ball which raised money for veterans.

Suzanne is active with the Maryland trial lawyers through Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ). She is the co-chair of the Women’s Caucus and is on the board for the Political Action Committee (PAC), leading fundraising efforts for candidates who are committed to protecting our civil justice system and victims of negligence.

She is also an active member of the Prince George’s County Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the Society for Women Trial Lawyers. Suzanne has been recognized annually since 2013 by Super Lawyers with the revered distinction of ‘A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C.

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

Favorite Quotes

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” — Michelle Obama

“Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that lead others to join you.” — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C.


University of Baltimore, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, J.D.
Virginia Tech, B.A. – Political Science Major, Professional Writing Minor


  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association (AABA), Member (2010-Present)
    • President-Elect
    • Board of Trustees Member
    • Former New Lawyer’s Committee Co-Chair
  • Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), Member (2011-Present)
    • Co-Vice Chair of Women’s Caucus, 2021-Present
    • MAJ Political Action Committee (PAC) Board Member
    • Auto Negligence Section Member
    • Mentor/Mentee Program Member
    • Legislative Leaders Circle Member
    • Nursing Home Section Member
    • Women’s Caucus Member
  • Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, Board Member (2021-Present)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Member (2021-Present)
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association (PGCBA), Member (2011-Present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Member (2010-Present)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Anne Arundel County Supporter (2010-2018)
    • Former CASA for Baltimore City (2008-2009)
  • Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, Founding Member (2010-2016)

Honors and Awards

  • The Daily Record, Top 100 Women (2023)
  • Leading Lawyers, Annapolis & Central Maryland (2022-2023)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2021)
  • The Daily Record of Maryland, Leading Women Honoree (2019)
  • The National Women Trial Lawyers Association, Top 25 (2019)
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association, President’s Award (2018)
  • American Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • 10 Best Female Attorney in Maryland (2019)
    • 10 Best Under 40 in Maryland (2018)
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers,
    • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Maryland (2018)
    • Top 40 Under 40 Attorney, Maryland (2016, 2017)
  • Top Attorneys – Outstanding Young Lawyer (2016)
  • The Daily Record, 20 In Their 20s (2012)

Presentations and Publications

  • Conducting Pre-Trial Settlement Conferences in Auto Negligence Cases, Panel Speaker (2023)
  • Maryland Association for Justice Auto Negligence Seminar, Moderator for Non-Economic Damages Judges Panel (2022)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association District Court Webinar Regarding COVID-19 Operations (April, June and September 2020)
  • The Practitioner Guide to District Court Practice in Maryland (2019)
    • Hosted by AABA New Lawyer’s Section in conjunction with Anne Arundel Community College and the Legal Studies Institute
  • Maryland Association for Justice Non-Economic Damages Seminar, Speaker (2017 & 2018)
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Trial Reporter: Women in Trial Law Edition, Article Author (Summer 2020)
    • “You Don’t Have to be a Rainmaker to be a Great Trial Attorney: Using Your Strengths to Make It Work”


  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
  • 10 Best Attorney 2019
  • National Women Top 25 Trial Lawyers
  • Daily Record - Leading Women
  • Maryland Association of Justice
  • MSBA
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars

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    “Suzanne is awesome and super personable!”
    The entire team I worked with was amazing. Everyone was welcoming and made sure I was clear on what was going on step by step. Suzanne is awesome and super personable.
    - Tracy McLean
    “She is definitely the attorney you want on your side!”
    “I would recommend this law firm to any and everyone. Suzanne Burnett is the best attorney ever. She really looks out for her clients.”
    - Paulette Barrett
    “Attentive, professional, kind and comforting!”
    I acquired the services of Potter Burnett Law in June 2019 due to an unfortunate accident. I found the firm on ‘Super Lawyers’ website; this firm is one of those best kept secrets, I want to share with everyone! The moment I stepped through the door…I felt welcomed. I was paired with Suzanne Burnett, she was attentive, professional, kind and comforting. I could hear and see the determination in her eyes and caring in her voice and I knew this was the firm for me! Suzanne and her team worked diligently on my case and I was very pleased with the outcome…THANK YOU Potter Burnett Law…keep up the GREAT work!
    - M Thomas
    “Kept us in the know the entire time.”
    Suzanne and her team were simply amazing. From start to finish they were all professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciate how they kept us in the know the entire time. I would recommend them to anyone seeking quality representation!
    - Marrissa Robinson
    “Her attention to detail really meant a lot to me.”
    Potter Burnett Law represented me for my automobile accident case. Suzanne Burnett was my attorney and was very professional, responsive to my needs, and gave excellent advice as my attorney. Even though she had many other clients, she and her staff were prompt in responding to my many questions, and her attention to detail really meant a lot to me.
    - Vernon Ross
    “They gets you the maximum amount of money.”
    Potter Burnett Law is very professional and I have used them twice and my experience both times were excellent. If you want a great team who is responsive and gets you the maximum amount of money due to you go with this law firm. Suzanne was great so was Beth, and everyone else!
    - Tracy McLean
    “Highly recommend!”
    Suzanne’s attention to detail and thoughtfulness was sincerely appreciated as she worked towards my settlement after my car accident. I hope to never need their services again, but highly recommend this firm to anyone who is searching for an attorney!
    - Joy Kim