Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Suzanne V. Burnett

Suzanne V. Burnett

Listen to this article

Suzanne V. Burnett

Potter Burnett Law

What is your most significant accomplishment?

I consider the creation, growth and success of my law firm to be my most significant accomplishment. I am incredibly proud of some of my jury verdicts for clients who were victims of negligence. I am forever proud of the hard work that went into striking out on my own in 2016, leaving the comfort of an established law firm with a consistent client base and building a better future for myself.

At the time I made that decision, I was pregnant with my first child. It was the scariest professional move I have ever made at a time that I felt most vulnerable.  I tapped into strength, hard work and persistence and applied all of my energy into creation. Myself, along with my partners, have not only built a firm, but have built one that has been highly successful, has grown in size, and has the respect of the bar, the bench and our clients. I am proud of that moment, because

I was able to prove to myself that what I thought may be nearly impossible or out of reach and terrifying, was something I was capable of achieving. It has emboldened me to take more chances, not settle and be more focused on building my own version of success.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

Networking Calendar

Submit an entry for the business calendar