Burnette, Rhodes honored in 2018 Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –Super Lawyers 2018 is recognizing two attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in the latest edition of the annual guide.

Malissa Burnette and Janet Rhodes both earned honors in employment law practice areas.

Burnette, one of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s founders, has been featured in every edition of Super Lawyers since 2008. A cover story in the 2015 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers profiled her. A Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law since 1993, she earned honors this year in employment litigation, plaintiffs.

Rhodes won recognition as a Rising Star. It’s the fifth straight year she’s earned honors for her work in employment and labor law.

Burnette and Rhodes join firm co-founder Nekki Shutt at the heart of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel employment law team. They represent clients in a range of discrimination, wage disputes, equal rights and wrongful termination cases. The lawyers also help businesses craft policies that comply with the law.

They’re among the skilled litigators at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel who represent clients at all levels of South Carolina and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kathleen McDaniel, the firm’s third founder, also helps clients with a range of environmental law and planning issues, including permitting.

Attorney Jax Pavlicek, who holds a CIPP/US designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, helps businesses handle privacy issues. This includes everything from creating policies that comply with the law to advising businesses on best practices. She also can assist in the event of a data breach.

 The firm also represents clients in family law, academic law and alternative dispute resolution.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers selected Burnette and Rhodes after a stringent review.

The Super Lawyers selection process starts with peer nominations and then moves to independent research to assesses lawyers in 12 areas. Evaluations from colleagues in the same practice areas also are a factor. Only about 5 percent of nominated attorneys earn honors each year.

Rising Stars honors to go attorneys who have practiced less than 10 years or are younger than 40. Only about 2.5 percent of the lawyers nominated earn Rising Star honors each year.

More than 13 million people nationwide receive Super Lawyers Magazine each year. A companion piece, South Carolina Super Lawyers, reaches more than 100,000 readers yearly.