Burnette, Shutt, Cox, LeFever listed in 2023 Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, SC – Congratulations to Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Sarah Cox and Grant LeFever for their inclusion in the new edition of Super Lawyers.

A national guide to outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers uses a patented selection process to choose honorees.

The four Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys also are highlighted in South Carolina Super Lawyers in several employment law practice areas:

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

All four have been included in previous Super Lawyers editions. Burnette has appeared every year for the past 15.

Burnette and Shutt are experienced litigators who represent clients in state and federal court. This includes work in landmark cases such as the one that paved the way for marriage equality in South Carolina. More recently, Burnette, along with firm co-founder Kathleen McDaniel and LeFever, were part of the legal team that successfully battled South Carolina’s abortion ban. They fought to overturn the law first in federal court and then in state court after Roe v. Wade was overturned.

Shutt and Burnette also are both South Carolina Supreme Court specialists in Labor and Employment Law. Shutt’s practice includes representing employees in benefits under federal ERISA law as well as state statutes. This includes long-term disability and life insurance issues.

LeFever and Cox are included in the Rising Stars list that highlights attorneys under 40 or with less than a decade of experience. In addition to employment law, both also practice civil rights law. This includes discrimination cases. Cox is part of the firm’s Criminal Justice Civil Rights Team as well.

LeFever also represents clients in family law, education law and gender-affirming name and gender marker changes.

About Super Lawyers

The patented Super Lawyers selection process starts with a peer nomination. After independent research by the Super Lawyers staff, attorneys are then assessed based on 12 indicators of professional achievement. Next, a blue-ribbon panel of top-rated lawyers evaluates other nominees in their practice areas. Around 5 percent of a state’s attorneys ultimately are selected for Super Lawyers. Rising Stars is limited to 2.5 percent.