Two from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel included in 2014 edition of Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel & Robinson are being recognized in the just-released 2014 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Malissa Burnette was recognized for her work in employee litigation, plaintiff, while Kathleen McDaniel was recognized as a Rising Star in the practice area of administrative law. That designation is for attorneys who have practiced less than 10 years.

South Carolina Super Lawyers is an annual publication that rates outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. In order to be honored as a Super Lawyer, attorneys face a stringent selection process that begins with a peer nomination and includes independent research and peer evaluations.

Burnette has been a Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law since 1993. She’s also a certified federal court mediator.  Burnette has represented clients in ground-breaking cases, such as litigation that paved the way for women to attend The Citadel and for girls to play contact sports in South Carolina. She is co-author and editor of all four editions of Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, published by the SC Bar.

Burnette earned her juris doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her practice areas also include domestic relations and alternative dispute resolution in addition to employment law.

McDaniel’s practice includes environmental law issues such as land use and permitting.  She was honored in 2012 with the Compleat Lawyer Award Silver Medallion from the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association.