A Columbia native and graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Grant Burnette LeFever focuses her legal practice on employment law, including a range of civil rights and discrimination issues. She also practices family law and education law, including issues involving Title IX, special education, school discipline and teacher employment issues.

Grant joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel as an attorney in 2018, shortly after she was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. She’d worked at the firm for more than a year prior to that as its senior law clerk, preparing pleadings, motions and orders and conducting legal research.

She earned numerous honors as a student at the USC School of Law, including CALI Awards for S.C. workers’ compensation law and legal research, analysis and writing. Those prestigious honors go to the law student with the highest grade in the class. She also served as senior articles editor for the Journal of Law & Education.

Grant served as associate editor and co-authored the chapter on workers’ compensation for the fifth edition of Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, the state’s go-to guide for employment lawyers. She also co-authored the employment law chapter for the South Carolina Bar’s book on workers’ compensation law and practice.

Grant earned a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, where she focused much of her studies on civil rights. It is this work that ultimately led to her decision to pursue a career in law. Grant’s thesis, completed during her first year of law school, examined social, cultural, and political issues surrounding display of the Confederate flag at South Carolina’s Capitol. She graduated cum laude from Presbyterian College with a bachelor’s degree in English and History.

Her work in the community is extensive. During law school, Grant was a member of the law school’s Pro Bono Board and served as co-president in her final year. She currently is Service Chair for the Presbyterian College Midlands Alumni Chapter. She’s also volunteered for organizations and programs ranging from Harvest Hope and the United Way to the Richland County Probate Court Special Visitors Program and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.