Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes family law attorney Amanda Mueller

COLUMBIA, SC – Amanda Mueller, an experienced family law attorney and skilled litigator, has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel.

She brings a multi-faceted practice to the firm, where she joins a family law team that represents clients in a range of legal issues, including divorce, custody, name and gender changes, assisted reproduction, domestic partnerships, and grandparents’ rights.

Prior to joining Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Mueller was an attorney with a national family law firm that primarily focused on representing men and fathers. She fought for clients facing a wide array of issues, including actions under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

She has successfully dealt with many family law cases involving active-duty military members, including prevailing in a multi-day trial that resulted in her client also winning attorneys’ fees.

An experienced family law trial attorney

Before beginning private practice, Mueller was an attorney for the South Carolina Department of Socials services who represented Kershaw and Richland Counties in child and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect cases. She appeared in more than 1,000 proceedings, including motion hearings, merit hearings and termination of parental rights trials.

As a graduate of the National Family Law Institute in Houston, Mueller has advanced training in advocacy skills and the unique aspects of family law.

“We are thrilled that an attorney with Mandy’s experience, determination and commitment has joined our firm,” said firm co-founder M. Malissa Burnette, who’s practiced family law for 43 years.  “The skills she brings to Burnette Shutt & McDaniel allow us to offer our family law clients additional services and fierce representation.”

Mueller is active in the South Carolina Bar as a member of its Children’s Law and Law Related Education Sections. She also volunteers with the Bar’s Mock Trial program. Additionally, she taught a course in child protection hearings for the Bar’s Law School for Non-Lawyers.

She’s a former adjunct professor for South University, teaching in the school’s Legal Studies program at its Columbia campus.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mueller worked as a paralegal for four years before becoming an attorney.