Andrew Burnett

Potter Burnett Law, LLC
16701 Melford Blvd Ste 421
Bowie, MD 20715
(301) 850-7000
www.potterburnettlaw.com


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 Masters 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 to one of the most preeminent medical malpractice defense firms in the MD and DC area- Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut, and Klein.  His area of practice with WLEKN was defending doctors and hospitals in multimillion-dollar lawsuits in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.  Andrew has tried medical malpractice cases before juries in both State and Federal courts. Andrew has been recognized by SuperLawyers with the reveled distinction of ?A Rising Star' in Maryland?yearly since 2014.

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, and rescue dog, Koco.

Awards and Memberships

Rising Stars?Super Lawyers 2019
Rising Stars?Super Lawyers 2018
Rising Stars?SuperLawyers 2017
Top 40 under 40?National Trial Lawyers Association 2017
Rising Stars?SuperLawyers 2016
Rising Stars?SuperLawyers 2015
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

Publication name/Title

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."