Burnette Shutt & McDaniel ranked in Tier 1 in Best Law Firms

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel again ranks among the top firms in Columbia for two employment law practice areas in the just-released 2020 edition of Best Law Firms in America. 

The firm earned Tier 1 honors in the national directory for Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment Law. This marks the third consecutive year Burnette Shutt & McDaniel has ranked in the top tier in these two employment law practice areas.

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel earned additional honors for the Columbia area in six other diverse practice areas:

  • Employment Law – Management.
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
  • Litigation – ERISA.
  • Civil Rights Law.
  • Mediation.
  • Commercial Litigation.

“We’re particularly pleased that the firm is honored in several litigation-related practice areas,” co-founder M. Malissa Burnette said. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to fighting for our clients. It’s gratifying that our peers recognize our skills as litigators.”

About Best Law Firms

In order to qualify for Best Law Firms, at least one of a firm’s attorneys must rank in the same year’s Best Lawyers in America.

Three Burnette Shutt & McDaniel partners – Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes – earned a total of 12 honors in the 2020 edition. This includes Burnette’s Lawyer of the Year award for the Columbia area in Employment Law – Individuals and Shutt’s Lawyer of the Year award in Litigation – ERISA.

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys have long track records of inclusion in the national peer-reviewed publication. Burnette has appeared in every edition since 2005 and Shutt since 2010. Rhodes was first included in 2018.

Burnette and Shutt have nine Lawyer of the Year awards between them, dating back to 2012. Shutt has earned four consecutive Lawyer of the Year honors.

After Best Lawyers selections, Best Law Firms surveys other attorneys and clients, asking them to evaluate the firm in areas such as responsiveness, knowledge and cost-effectiveness. Firms then are ranked in tiers in their geographic areas.