Ms. Burton’s practice consists primarily of civil litigation in the areas of admiralty and maritime law, insurance defense, construction, and commercial disputes. She has successfully navigated her clients through all of the stages of a lawsuit—discovery, pre-trial motions practice, mediation, trial and appeal—in the Maryland and District of Columbia state and federal court systems. She is also well versed in business transactions, personal injury and even residential real estate matters.

In addition to her growing legal practice, Ms. Burton is an active member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter. She is a former Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and she is a Fellow of the Baltimore Bar Foundation and Maryland Bar Foundation.


She also sits on the Board of Directors of Sail Baltimore, a non-profit organization that brings tall ships into the Baltimore harbor. When she’s not working for her clients and the community, she spends her time with husband Dave, sales operations manager at Under Amour, daughter Avery and son Chace.


Recognized by The Daily Record as a “Very Important Professional” 2014.

Named in the Maryland Super Lawyers® list of “Rising Stars” 2009-2015.

Nominated to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2015

Nominated by the Bar Association of Baltimore City to serve a two-year term on the Maryland State Bar Association´s Board of Governors in 2010.


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. 2005, with honor

      Notes & Comments Editor for The Business Lawyer

University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. 2002, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Honors Program Citation 2001

Member, Kappa Alpha Theta; President, Pan-Hellenic Association


Bar Admissions


District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States


Recreational boaters, marinas, marina operators, banks, vessel owners, longshore workers, vessel crewmembers, real estate businesses, property management, contractors, subcontractors, outdoor adventure companies, insurance companies, third party adjusters, small businesses and individuals.


Potomac Shores, Inc. v. River Riders, Inc., 219 Md. App. 29 (2014)(briefed and argued)

VCA Cenvet, Inc. v. Chadwell Animal Hospital, LLC, 552 Fed. Appx. 217 (4th Cir. 2014)(briefed and argued)

1899 Holdings, LLC v. 1899 Limited Liability Company, 568 Fed. Appx. 219 (4th Cir. 2014)(briefed and argued)

Budik v. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 937 F. Supp. 2d 5 (D. D.C. 2013)(briefed)

Cinaglia v. Benevicz, 290 F.R.D. 465 (D. Md. 2013)(second chair, jury trial)

Page v. McPherson, Baltimore City Circuit Court, No. 24-C-08-005221 (October, 2009)(chair, jury trial)

Washington v. Norfolk Southern Corporation, Circuit Court for Jefferson County, W. Va. No. 07-C-140 (2009)(second chair, jury trial)

Bridge Oil, Ltd. v. Green Pacific A/S, 321 Fed. Appx. 244 (4th Cir. 2008)(on the brief)

Ace American Ins. Co. v. Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd., 587 F. Supp. 2d 697 (D. Md. 2008)(summary judgment granted)

Triton Marine Fuels, Ltd. v. M/V Pacific Chukotka, 504 F. Supp. 2d 68 (D. Md. 2007)(summary judgment granted)



Bar Association of Baltimore City                  

Chair, YLD Mentoring Committee

Chair, YLD Nominating Committee

Co-Chair, YLD Events Committee

Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Division 2009-2010

Maryland State Bar Association

Co-Chair, Young Lawyers’ Section Family Friendly Initiatives

Co-Chair, YLS Awards Committee

Co-Chair, YLS Activities Committee

Board of Governors, 2010-2012

Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors, Maryland Chapter

Sail Baltimore, Board of Directors

Maritime Law Association, Member

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI), Member

Propeller Club of Baltimore, Member