Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes new attorney

COLUMBIA, SC – Annie Day Bame, a South Carolina native with a long-time commitment to serving others, has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She will focus her practice on litigation, civil rights, and employment law.

Before joining the firm, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable U.S. Circuit Court Judge J. Michelle Childs. Bame began her clerkship with Judge Childs at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and continued with Judge Childs after her appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

As a judicial law clerk, Bame assisted the judge with complex civil and criminal matters in federal court.

Prior to beginning the clerkship, Bame worked as an attorney at another Columbia firm. She represented clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters.

Bame graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She earned several honors, including membership in the Order of the Wig and Robe legal scholastic society. She received CALI Awards for Torts and Legal Writing for Courts. The prestigious honors go to students with the highest grade in a class.

While in law school, she also clerked for two Columbia law firms and externed with the U.S. District Court.

Before earning her Juris Doctor, Bame worked as a therapist, providing mental health counseling to low-income South Carolinians. She earned a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the College of William and Mary. Her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina is in experimental psychology.

The value of service was instilled in Bame at any early age. A third-generation lawyer, her grandfather is a former dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law and her father is a retired Assistant U.S. Attorney.