Meet The Attorney

Douglas L. Burgess

Phone: 410-870-5200
Email: [email protected]

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 40 years.

Mr. Burgess' clients include families who need help with estate administration, probate, wills, trusts (including revocable living trusts), powers of attorney, advance directives and living wills.

His clients also include builders, developers, landlords, landowners, restaurants and business owners. He has negotiated and drafted hundreds of commercial contracts and commercial leases on behalf of buyers and sellers and commercial landlords, and he is a licensed 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).

Mr. Burgess received an "Accredited Estate Planner" recognition from the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils in 2018.

  • 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

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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For assistance or information:

Phone: 410-628-7300
Email: [email protected]





Meet The Attorney

AMY K. FINNERAN (Of Counsel)

Phone: 410-870-5200
Email: [email protected]

Admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2002, Amy Finneran has been practicing law for 20 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 licensing, the sale and acquisition of businesses, family law, criminal law, complex 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.

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



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Phone: 410-870-5200
Email: [email protected]

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, business law, and general trial practice.

As an 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 council.

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

Meet The Legal Assistants

Kelly and Colleen

Kelly HOKE

Email: [email protected]

Colleen hart

Email: [email protected]


Kelly and Colleen joined Burgess Law in 2016 as administrative legal assistants.  They have many years of experience in providing exemplary client service and support.

Over and above the multitude of legal administrative tasks, Kelly and Colleen make sure no phone call falls into voicemail during business hours. They attentively listen and respond to the needs of our valued clients and potential clients, offer help, direct calls as appropriate, and strive to ensure that each and every person who interacts with Burgess Law is made to feel at ease and well taken care of.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and their dogs. She loves horses and all things equestrian, and is dedicated to physical fitness. Colleen enjoys cooking & entertaining, art, movies, music, rock concerts, and collecting vinyl & music memorabilia.