The legislative impacts of #MeToo five years later

By Samantha Albrecht Attorney at Law Sex harassment has long impacted the workplace. Too often, though, these problems were ignored. However, in October 2017, following the New York Times release of the Harvey Weinstein story, these issues took the spotlight in a movement too widespread to ignore. The #MeToo movement resulted in victims coming forward […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes attorney Ashley Pennington

COLUMBIA, SC – Long-time criminal defense attorney Ashley Pennington has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. His practice will focus on civil rights, including cases that move law forward on systemic reform. During decades of practice, Pennington focused, not only on protecting clients’ rights in the judicial system, but also on helping them with the tools […]

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Join us at the South Carolina State Bar Convention

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is excited that our attorneys are playing important roles during next week’s South Carolina Bar Convention. Partner Jack Cohoon is this year’s SC Bar Employment Law Section Continuing Legal Education planner. This includes the section’s CLE during the convention. The program is Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. Topics include […]

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SC Supreme Court strikes down abortion ban; Burnette Shutt & McDaniel part of winning legal team

In a major victory for reproductive rights in South Carolina, the state Supreme Court today permanently struck down the state’s six-week abortion ban. The court ruled that the ban violates rights to privacy guaranteed in the South Carolina Constitution. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys M. Malissa Burnette, Kathleen McDaniel and Grant LeFever are part of […]

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Title IX: 50 years later

It was only 37 words, but when Title IX was passed 50 years ago, the anti-discrimination law empowered women to compete on every level in education. We mostly hear about Title IX in connection with college sports. Its impact there has been staggering, with female participation in intercollegiate sports increasing 450 percent in just the […]

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Amanda Mueller is one of the newest members of LGBTQ+ Bar Association Family Law Institute

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel partner Mandy Mueller has joined the LGBTQ+ Bar Association Family Law Institute. She is among only four South Carolina attorneys approved for membership in the national rights organization. The Family Law Instituted was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between the LGBTQ+ Bar, which has sponsored the annual Lavender Law […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel adds to its top-tier honors in ‘Best Law Firms’

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s long history of top honors continues in the latest edition of “Best Law Firms of America.” The firm has ranked in Tier 1 in the Columbia area in two employment law categories every year since its founding, and over the years, it has steadily added additional honors. In the just-released 2023 […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes new attorney

COLUMBIA, SC – Annie Day Bame, a South Carolina native with a long-time commitment to serving others, has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She will focus her practice on litigation, civil rights, and employment law. Before joining the firm, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable U.S. Circuit Court Judge J. Michelle […]

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Shutt wins fourth Lawyer of the Year award

COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt, a founding member of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has won her fourth Lawyer of the Year award from Best Lawyers in America.  This year’s honor is her work in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in the Columbia area. Of her previous awards, two were for ERISA-related practice areas and the other […]

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Best Lawyers lists 7 from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, including a Lawyer of the Year

COLUMBIA, SC – The 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America highlights four attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, including a Lawyer of the Year for the Columbia area. An additional three attorneys at the firm are honored in a companion publication, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.  Lawyer of the Year honors for the Columbia […]

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