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 attended 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. It was there that her passion for helping victims developed.
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 is a founding member of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and over the years has been actively involved with the Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). 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 Association. Suzanne is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), 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 annually since 2013 by Super Lawyers with the reveled distinction of ‘A Rising Star’ in Maryland and Washington D.C.
In June 2018, Suzanne received the President’s Award from the Anne Arundel Bar Association where she was recognized for her work on the board. In 2019, Suzanne was honored again 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. Most notably, Suzanne played a large role in helping to plan the AABA Barrister’s Ball which raised funds to benefit veterans. She is a recent member of The National Women Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, an invitation-only professional organization who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization focuses on highlighting and elevating the accomplished female attorney as well as provides a network comprised entirely of female attorneys for the public’s legal needs and case referrals.
Suzanne lives in Annapolis with her husband, Andrew, their son, Brooks, daughters, Quinn and Adeline, and rescue dog, Koco.
“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
Maryland Washington, D.C.
University of Baltimore, School of Law, Juris Doctorate, J.D.Virginia Tech, B.A. – Political Science Major, Professional Writing Minor
Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Member 2021-Present
Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, Board Member, 2021-Present
Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Member (2010-Present)
Anne Arundel County Bar Association (AABA), Member (2010-Present)
Board of Trustees Member
Former New Lawyer’s Committee Co-Chair
Prince George’s County Bar Association (PGCBA), Member (2011-Present)
Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), Member (2011-Present)
Co-Vice Chair of Women’s Caucus, 2021-Present
MAJ Political Action Committee (PAC) Member
Auto Negligence Section Member
Mentor/Mentee Program Member
Legislative Leaders Circle Member
Nursing Home Section Member
Women’s Caucus Member
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
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)
Presentations and Publications
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”
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
10 Best Attorney 2019
National Women Top 25 Trial Lawyers
Daily Record - Leading Women
Maryland Association of Justice
Super Lawyers - Rising Stars