Burnette, Shutt, LeFever and Cox included in 2022 Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Grant Burnette LeFever and Sarah J.M. Cox are listed in the just-released 2022 edition of Super Lawyers.

The annual directory bills itself as a national guide to outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. A companion list of Rising Stars includes attorneys under age 40 or with less than 10 years of practice.

Burnette and Shutt are listed in Super Lawyers, while LeFever and Cox are included among the Rising Stars.

The four attorneys are also recognized in South Carolina Super Lawyers, a directory of outstanding attorneys in the Palmetto State, in employment law practice areas:

  • Burnette – Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Shutt – Employee Benefits
  • LeFever – Rising Star list in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Cox – Rising Star list in Employment and Labor Law

Every edition of Super Lawyers since 2008 has included Burnette. This is Cox’s first year on the Rising Star list.

Burnette and Shutt both are South Carolina Supreme Court Specialists in Labor and Employment Law. They’re skilled litigators who represent clients in state and federal court. They both were part of the legal team that helped pave the way for marriage equality in South Carolina. Burnette, along with LeFever and the firm’s third founder Kathleen McDaniel, also is part of the legal team challenging the South Carolina abortion ban.

In addition to employment law, LeFever and Cox practice civil-rights law. LeFever also practices education and family law. This includes representing clients in name and gender-marker changes.

About Super Lawyers

Selections are made to Super Lawyers after a patented process that begins with a peer nomination. The goal is to create a national reference for consumers who need legal representation. Nominated attorneys are assessed based on 12 indicators of professional achievement. A blue-ribbon panel of top-rated lawyers then evaluates other nominees in their practice areas. The panel selects around 5 percent of nominated attorneys for inclusion. Rising Stars is limited to about 2.5 percent of those nominated.