Burnette, Shutt honored as Columbia Lawyers of the Year

COLUMBIA, SC – For the fifth consecutive year, a Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney has received Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” honors in Best Lawyers in America.  In the 2020 edition, two employment lawyers earned top honors in the peer-reviewed publication: M. Malissa Burnette in Employment Law – Individuals and Nekki Shutt in Litigation – […]

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Burnette, Rhodes, Shutt honored in Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SC – Malissa Burnette, Janet Rhodes and Nekki Shutt are recognized with 12 honors in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in America. The list includes Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” awards for Burnette and Shutt. Burnette is Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Individuals, an honor she’s won twice previously. […]

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McDaniel among those honored as 2019 Women of Influence

COLUMBIA, SC – Kathleen McDaniel, a founding partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, is among 25 leaders selected for 2019 Women of Influence honors. Presented annually by the Columbia Regional Business Report, the award recognizes professionals who are striving to make the Midlands a better place. Candidates are evaluated based on business accomplishments, community service […]

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Burnette, McDaniel included in 2019 Legal Elite of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette and Kathleen McDaniel earned honors in two practice areas each in the new edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” Burnette is highlighted in Labor and Employment Law and Education Law. McDaniel is honored in Environmental and Energy and Utilities Law. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys have a long […]

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4 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys contribute to go-to employment law guide

The latest edition of “Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers” is out, and with major contributions from four employment lawyers at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. In its fifth edition, the book is considered the Bible for South Carolina employment lawyers. Four attorneys at the firm wrote or co-wrote chapters of the go-to guide. […]

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Burnette talks about pay discrimination in South Carolina

The U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer team might have put pay discrimination in the headlines again, but for people like employment lawyer Malissa Burnette, the battle has gone on for decades. Hear what Malissa tells WIS-TV about why that gap still exists. https://www.wistv.com/2019/07/12/lawmakers-push-close-wage-gap-sc/

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel supports lawsuit challenging discrimination in South Carolina foster care system

Attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are part of a lawsuit a Greenville couple has filed against the state of South Carolina and the federal government after the state’s largest contract foster agency refused their application to foster parent. The women, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, said their application with Miracle Hill Ministries was rejected […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys win injunction to reinstate Medicaid services for Planned Parenthood patients

South Carolina Medicaid patients can continue seeking medical treatment and family planning services at Planned Parenthood clinics for the time being. A federal district judge issued an order today granting Planned Parenthood a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the SC Department of Health and Human Services’ move to terminate Planned Parenthood from a […]

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Attorneys continue marriage equality battles

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Three South Carolina residents who were denied driver’s licenses under their married names are suing the state Department of Vehicles, asking that the agency be forced to treat same-sex spouses who change their names the same as it does heterosexual couples. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys Nekki Shutt, M Malissa Burnette […]

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