Suzanne V. Burnett
Suzanne Vetter Burnett 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 briefly left Maryland to attend 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 litigation experience representing injured individuals against big business insurance companies.
After practicing law only two years, in 2012 The Daily Record of Maryland honored Suzanne as a “Top Twenty in their Twenties” Award Recipient for her professional accomplishments and service to the community. Suzanne is a founding member of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and over the years has been actively involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Anne Arundel County. Suzanne serves on the Anne Arundel Bar Association’s Board of Trustees (AABA) and is the former chair of the AABA New Lawyers Committee. She is also an active member of the Prince George’s County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar. Suzanne is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice, a group for Plaintiff trial lawyers, where she is involved specifically involved in the MAJ Women’s Caucus and sits on the MAJ’s Political Action Committee. Suzanne has been recognized by Super Lawyers with the reveled distinction of ‘A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C.—annually since 2013.
In 2019, Suzanne was honored again by the Daily Record as a “Leading Women” honoree. This exclusive 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 2016 and 2017, Suzanne was honored by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40” Award Recipient. She was named one of “Maryland’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” by the American Registry for Top Attorneys in 2016. In 2018, Suzanne was named, “Top 10 Attorney” by The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers. In June 2018, Suzanne received the President’s Award from the Anne Arundel Bar Association. The award is selected by the AABA president, Steve Wrobel. Suzanne was recognized for her work on the board. Most notably, Suzanne played a large role in helping to plan the AABA Barristers Ball which raised funds to benefit veterans. She is a recent member of The National Women Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished women attorney to provide the best way for the public to find women attorneys for their legal needs and other attorneys to find a source for case referrals.
Suzanne lives in Annapolis with her husband, Andrew, their son, Brooks, daughter, Quinn, and rescue dog, Koco.
Personal injury attorney serving: Charles County, Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland/DC/Metro area.