Happy 2018!

We are excited about the possibilities this new year will bring.

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Burnette receives social justice award from Columbia Urban League

The Columbia Urban League presented M. Malissa Burnette with its annual Stephen G. Morrison/Nelson Mullins Social Justice Award. The honor, named after a pioneering attorney, recognizes Burnette’s own pioneering efforts. Burnette, a co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, received the honor Tuesday during the League’s annual Equal Opportunity Day gala. The Urban League selected Burnette […]

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2018 Best Law Firms directory includes Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

Columbia, South Carolina – The just-released 2018 Best Law Firms in America lists Burnette Shutt & McDaniel as a top-tier firm in two areas of employment law. The firm ranks in Tier 1 for the Columbia metropolitan area for its work in Litigation – Labor & Employment Law and in Employment Law – Individuals. The […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-sponsor ‘JURISCINEMA’ film series

COLUMBIA, SC – Did you ever leave a great movie and want to keep talking about it? You’ll get your chance beginning next month. The Nickelodeon’s five-week “JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen” begins Sept. 11. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is a co-sponsor of the series. The firm, along with other local lawyers, helped curate the […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel officially celebrate opening

Colleagues, friends and family recently joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel to mark the official opening of its Lady Street offices. Columbia Chamber of Commerce CEO Carl Blackstone and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin were among the guests. Benjamin and firm co-founder Malissa Burnette cut the ceremonial ribbon. Benjamin praised the attorneys as not just fantastic lawyers, […]

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3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The just-released 2018 Best Lawyers in America includes an impressive showing for Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. The new firm won 13 honors, including two Lawyers of the Year for metro Columbia. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel won recognition across eight practice areas. Lawyer of […]

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Pavlicek to speak about privacy at SC Bar’s annual tech conference

COLUMBIA, SC – Willie Sutton robbed banks because that’s where the money is. Today’s cyber criminals go after businesses because that’s where the data is. That means law firms are enticing targets for data thieves. There’s lots of sensitive, valuable data that at times isn’t well protected. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel lawyer Jax Pavlicek will […]

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Four Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys named to Legal Elite of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC – The just-released 2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands lists four lawyers from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, including all three of the firm’s founders. The publication’s employment law category includes M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes. Kathleen McDaniel is among the Legal Elite in environmental law. “It’s great to see four […]

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Shutt helps lead Employment Law Essentials CLE for SC Bar

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – New attorneys can jump start an employment law career through a program Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s Nekki Shutt helped create for the SC Bar. South Carolina Employment Law Essentials is a day-long continuing legal education program. Shutt and another Columbia employment lawyer developed the CLE, now it its fourth year. They […]

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Rhodes discusses laws covering polygraphs at work

COLUMBIA, SC – It’s the standard stuff of TV dramas. An employee suspected of embezzlement takes a polygraph, providing the crucial evidence needed to wrap everything up in less than an hour. The real world is more complicated. When it comes to polygraphs at work, there are strict laws that cover when they can be […]

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