Burnette, Rhodes listed in 2020 Super Lawyers edition

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette and Janet Rhodes, both experienced employment law attorneys and partners at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, are listed in the latest edition of Super Lawyers.

The annual publication bills itself as a guide to the nation’s outstanding attorneys.

Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law since 1993, is included in employment litigation, plaintiffs. She’s been listed in every edition of Super Lawyers since 2008 and was the subject of a cover story in the 2015 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Rhodes earned recognition in employment and labor law. It’s her first listing in Super Lawyers after appearing in five editions of Rising Stars. A Super Lawyers companion piece, it profiles attorneys under age 40 or with less than 10 years’ experience.

Burnette and Rhodes are among many skilled litigators at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel who represent clients in employment law cases in all levels of South Carolina and federal courts. The firm’s attorneys have taken their clients’ causes to the U.S. Supreme Court in cases that have moved law forward. They’ve challenged state agencies and policies in cases that have changed lives.

Burnette is one of the firm’s three founders. She often represents clients in complex cases involving wage claims, discrimination, civil and constitutional rights, and more.

Rhodes, too, is a seasoned litigator who battles for equal pay and fights wrongful terminations. She also represents clients in cases involving non-compete agreements and contract disputes.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers included Burnette and Rhodes after a stringent multi-level selection process that begins with peer nominations. In the next step, attorneys are evaluated based on 12 indicators of professional achievement. These include verdicts, honors and awards, special certifications, volunteer work, and more.

Finally, a blue-ribbon panel of top-rated attorneys evaluates other nominees within their practice area. The panel selects around 5 percent of the attorneys nominated for inclusion in Super Lawyers.