2024 Super Lawyers lists Burnette, Shutt, Cox and LeFever

COLUMBIA, SC – Continuing their track record of success, M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Sarah J.M. Cox, and Grant Burnette LeFever again are honored in this year’s edition of Super Lawyers.

The annual directory bills itself as a national guide to outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. Published annually since 1991, the Super Lawyers 2024 edition was just released today, along with a companion list of Rising Stars. That directory recognizes attorneys under age 40 or with less than 10 years of practice.

The four attorneys are also recognized in South Carolina Super Lawyers, a directory of outstanding attorneys in the Palmetto State, in the following 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 attorneys have appeared in previous editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Burnette has been honored in Super Lawyers every year since 2008.

Both South Carolina Supreme Court Specialists in Labor and Employment Law, Burnette and Shutt are two of the firm’s co-founders. They’re skilled litigators who represent clients in state and federal court. 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 fighting for reproductive rights in South Carolina through several legal challenges to the state’s six-week abortion ban.

Cox and LeFever practice civil rights law in addition to employment law. Part of the firm’s Criminal Justice Civil Rights Team, Cox also focuses on appellate law.

LeFever also practices education and family law. This includes representing clients in name and gender-marker changes.

About Super Lawyers

 Super Lawyers selections begin with a peer nomination. The goal is to create a national reference for individuals and companies who need legal representation. The patented selection process includes assessing nominated attorneys based on 12 indicators of professional achievement. A blue-ribbon panel of top-rated lawyers then evaluates other nominees in their practice areas, selecting around 5 percent of the nominees for inclusion. Rising Stars is limited to about 2.5 percent of those nominated.