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 new edition of Best Law Firms also recognizes Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in Litigation – ERISA; Employment Law – Management; Civil Rights Law; Employee Benefits ERISA Law; and Mediation.

“This particularly gratifying because this recognition begins with peer review,” co-founder M. Malissa Burnette said. “Achieving these rankings really speaks to our reputations as individual attorneys.” 

Best Law Firms ranks only firms with at least one attorney included in the same year’s edition of Best Lawyers in America.  

At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes earned 11 honors total across several mostly employment law-related practice areas. The firm also earned two Lawyer of the Year honors: Burnette in Mediation and Shutt in Employment Law – Individuals.

All three were highlighted in Litigation – Labor & Employment Law.

“That’s significant for us,” Shutt said. “Though not every case goes to trial, clients who come to us can be comfortable knowing that we have the litigation skills to fight when necessary.”

The 2018 Best Law Firms process 

Best Lawyers selection begins with extensive surveys of attorneys in the same metropolitan area and the same practice areas. Those results, along with client input, determine the final lists That same data helps determine Best Law Firm rankings.

About Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA

Founded in June, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s offices are in Columbia’s historic Vista District. In addition to employment law, the firm represents clients in a range of environmental and government law issues. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel also includes an attorney who’s a certified privacy professional who can help with data security issues.