3 from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel selected for Super Lawyers 2017

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –Super Lawyers 2017 is honoring three attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in the latest edition of its annual guide to the nation’s top lawyers.

Super Lawyers selected M. Malissa Burnette, Kathleen McDaniel and Janet Rhodes for inclusion. They were picked after a rigorous process that begins with peer nomination and then assesses candidates on 12 indicators. This involves independent research as well as evaluations from colleagues in the same practice areas. Only about 5 percent of attorneys nominated are selected each year.

Burnette, one of the firm’s founding members, has been featured in every edition of Super Lawyers since 2008. A Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law since 1993, she was recognized in the practice area of employment litigation, plaintiffs.

Rising Stars

McDaniel and Rhodes were recognized as Rising Stars, a designation reserved for attorneys who have practiced less than 10 years or who are younger than age 40. Only about 2.5 percent of the lawyers nominated each year are selected.

McDaniel, another of the firm’s founding members, was recognized in administrative law. It’s the fifth consecutive year she has been so honored. Her practice at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel also includes environmental law, land use and general litigation.

Rhodes, whose practice focuses on discrimination and other employment issues, was honored in employment and labor law. She has been named a Rising Star in four consecutive editions. Her practice includes litigation in South Carolina and federal courts.

A new firm located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel offers representation at all level of South Carolina and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm includes two certified specialists in South Carolina employment law. Another attorney  holds a CIPP/US designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.