Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes attorney Meredith Cooper Brown to the firm

COLUMBIA, SC – A familiar face has a new role at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. Meredith Cooper Brown, who has served as a law clerk at the firm for almost three years, is now our newest attorney. A South Carolina native and former educator, Meredith will focus her practice on education, employment, and family law […]

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2024 Super Lawyers lists Burnette, Shutt, Cox and LeFever

COLUMBIA, SC – Continuing their track record of success, M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Sarah J.M. Cox, and Grant Burnette LeFever again are honored in this year’s edition of Super Lawyers. The annual directory bills itself as a national guide to outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. Published annually since 1991, the Super […]

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Opening a private practice: employment law points to remember

You’ve trained for years as a clinician, working hard to earn the credentials you need to succeed as a professional. You’re ready to open a private practice. What now? Those next steps can trip up many licensed professionals – speech pathologists, audiologists, social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and more. Medical professionals such as doctors, […]

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Jack Cohoon honored with scouting award

Congratulations to our partner Jack Cohoon, who recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s Council Alumnus of the Year Award. An Eagle Scout, Scout parent, long-time leader, and past Cubmaster, Jack helped create the Indian Waters Council’s Law Merit Badge Day. The event brings together legal professionals and Scouting alumni, many of whom are Eagle […]

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Malissa Burnette honored among Top 50 Most Influential in the Midlands

Congratulations to our co-founder Malissa Burnette, recognized in Columbia Business Monthly’s list of the Top 50 Most Influential in the Midlands. It’s the second time she’s made the list. In 2016, she and firm co-founder Nekki Shutt were cited for their work as part of the legal team fighting for marriage equality in South Carolina. […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel receives Martin Luther King Jr. award from law school

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is deeply honored to receive the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law. The honor is in recognition of the firm’s deep commitment to social justice, public service, diversity, equity, and inclusion. “Those are […]

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Stuart Andrews honored with Civic Star Award

COLUMBIA, SC – A long-time leader in the fight for systemic reform, Stuart Andrews has received the Richland County Bar Association Civic Star Award. The annual honor recognizes exceptional and meritorious community service. “His care for others is sincere and deeply held, and it is this empathy and compassion that motivate his passion for service,” […]

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Mandy Mueller named to Family Law Power List

Congratulations to Mandy Mueller, who’s included in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Family Law Power List. Released this month, the directory honors influential family law attorneys in South Carolina. Selection criteria include leadership in the profession and in the community, familiarity with the law and professional reputation. A partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Mandy represents […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel represents Planned Parenthood in new abortion challenge

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood in its continued fight to protect reproductive rights. The firm’s attorneys are part of the legal team in the latest challenge to the state’s draconian abortion law. This newest action asks the South Carolina Supreme Court to resolve ambiguity it created in upholding an […]

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