Meet The Attorney

Douglas L. Burgess

Mr. Burgess is a Baltimore native and was educated at The Manlius Pebble Hill School. He went on to attend Hamilton College to receive his B.A., and attended the University of Maryland where he obtained his J.D. Mr. Burgess first served as a law clerk to the Honorable Austin W. Brizendine in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, and has practiced in Baltimore for over 30 years.

His clients include builders, developers, landlords, landowners, restaurants and business owners. He has negotiated and drafted hundreds of commercial contracts and leases on behalf of buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and is a licensed title insurance agent and real estate broker.

Mr. Burgess is well regarded as an attorney for many family owned businesses, and has assisted, on an on-call basis, these families over the years with their transaction and estate planning needs.

As a National Association of Federal Credit Union (NAFCU) certified compliance officer (NCCO), Mr. Burgess has knowledge of the increasingly complex rules affecting financial institutions. He has served for over 20 years as a volunteer director of the Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union and as Board Chair (2005 - 2015).

Education
  • Hamilton College (B.A., 1979)
  • University of Maryland (J.D., 1982)
Practice Focus
  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Liquor Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Credit Union and Banking Transactions
Recognitions

Mr. Burgess has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, the highest rating given, from Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent peer review rating company in the country.

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Meet The Attorney

Thomas J. Renner (Of Counsel)

Mr. Renner is of counsel to Burgess Law LLC, where his main areas of practice are probate, taxation, estate planning, and business law. Mr. Renner has spoken previously before professional and civic groups on probate and taxation, and other related topics. He is the coauthor of various publications by National Business Institute.

Mr. Renner earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Maryland. He is past chairman of the Review Board of the Attorney Grievance Commission and a past member of the Inquiry Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission. Mr. Renner is also a member of the Baltimore County Bar Association; the American Bar Association; and the Maryland State Bar Association.

Education
  • University of Maryland (B.S.)
  • University of Maryland (J.D.)
Practice Focus
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

 

 

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AMY K. FINNERAN (Of Counsel)

Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2002, Amy Finneran has been practicing law for 17 years.

In the beginning of her legal career Mrs. Finneran worked with the firm of Mister, Winter & Bartlett, LLC where she practiced in a variety of areas including appellate law, alcoholic beverages licencing, the sale and acquisition of businesses, family law, criminal law, complet business litigation, administrative law, personal injury, and other civil matters.  Mrs. Finneran has represented clients and litigated cases in various jurisdictions including Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, Anne Arundel, Harford, and Prince George's Counties, as well as the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Mrs. Finneran now practices as a solo practitioner and is Of Counsel to Burgess Law, LLC where she assists in handling cases involving real estate and business matters, estate planning, and estates and trusts.

Mrs. Finneran is also legal counsel to the Harford County Liquor Control Board.

Outside of the practice of law Mrs. Finneran is involved in different ministries of Perry Hall Baptist Church, serves on the School Board of Perry Hall Christian School and enjoys playing soccer in her free time.  She is a resident of Harford County where she lives with her family and looks forward to serving the community through her law practice.

Education
  • York College of Pennsylvania (B.S. 1997)
  • University of Baltimore (J.D., 2002)
Practice Focus
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law

 

 

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DAVID F. CLINNIN (Of Counsel)

Mr. Clinnin is of counsel to Burgess Law, LLC since 2017.  His principal areas of practice are civil litigation including family law, tort (personal injury), employment law, and business law.

As honors graduate of Haverford College and the University of Maryland School of Law, Mr. Clinnin clerked on graduation for Hon. Frederick Singley of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.  He has represented clients before all of the Maryland courts in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area since 2007.  He is admitted to the Maryland and Washington D.C. bars.  He is a member of the Baltimore County Bar Association.

Mr. Clinnin coached middle school soccer and lacrosse teams from 1996 - 2007 for the Cockeysville REC counsil.

Education
  • Haverford College (B.A. 1973)
  • University of Maryland (J.D., 1977)
Practice Focus
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Contract and Tort litigation