Burnette, Pavlicek included in 2019 Super Lawyers publications

Malissa Burnette and Jax Pavlicek are recognized in the latest edition of Super Lawyers, an annual guide that uses a patented process to create a comprehensive list of outstanding attorneys across the country.

Burnette is included in the practice area of employment litigation, plaintiffs. Pavlicek is recognized as a Rising Star in business litigation.

The 2019 edition marks the 12th time Burnette has been honored. A co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in Columbia, South Carolina, she is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. Burnette is a skilled litigator who represents clients in a range of complicated cases. This includes civil rights, sexual harassment, discrimination, wage claims and more.

Pavlicek’s wide-ranging practice includes family law, employment litigation, and information security, in addition to business litigation. As a privacy professional, she’s often called on to assist businesses with crafting policies that comply with a dizzying mix of federal and state laws. She also helps clients navigate information security issues and counsels individuals and organizations responding to data breaches.

About Super Lawyers

The Super Lawyers selection process begins with a nomination from a peer. Next, Super Lawyers conducts independent research into 12 indicators of professional achievement. The areas include verdicts, scholarly lectures and writing, honors and awards and special certifications. Representative clients also are consulted. Finally, a blue-ribbon panel of top-rated attorneys in each practice area evaluates other candidates.

According to Super Lawyers, only 5 percent of the attorneys in each state are recognized every year. Rising Stars, which recognizes lawyers under 40 or with less than 10 years’ practice, includes no more than 2.5 percent of licensed attorneys.

Super Lawyers is distributed annually to more than 13 million people across the country. A companion piece, South Carolina Super Lawyers, reaches more than 100,000 readers. The listings also are available online, where they act as a resource to people and business who need to hire an attorney.