Criminal law attorney Katherine Myers joins Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

A fierce legal advocate who shares the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel commitment to moving law forward, Katherine Myers is bringing her criminal law practice to the firm.

A native of Columbia, SC who’s passionate about serving her hometown, Myers fights for her clients at every phase of the process, from initial charges through trial and appeals if necessary. She continues to stand by them if they need representation in a probation or parole proceeding.

“Katherine represents everything our firm stands for,” Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Malissa Burnette said. “She’s skilled, persistent, determined and dedicated to helping others. We’re excited that she’s a part of our team.”

Before beginning her private criminal law practice, Myers worked in the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office. By working as a prosecutor, she learned how the state investigates, analyzes and puts cases together – experiences that help her better defend her clients today.

She also worked as an investigator in the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration office, where she protected the rights of workers who were retaliated against for reporting wrongdoing.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law, she served as a clerk for South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Furman University, graduating cum laude. Long a passionate civil rights advocate, she was a founding member of the university’s NAACP chapter.

Several organizations have honored her for her community work. She received the South Carolina Young Lawyers President’s Award as well as the Living the Legacy Award from the National Association of Colored Women.