Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes employment lawyer Samantha Albrecht

COLUMBIA, SC – Samantha E. Albrecht, an employment lawyer with a track record of fighting big institutions and businesses on behalf of workers, has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel.

Albrecht has practiced in Columbia for more than five years, representing clients in a range of employment law and civil rights cases. This includes wrongful termination and workplace discrimination.

Through her education law practice, she’s fought to protect victims of school bullying and battled Title IX discrimination in collegiate sports.

A fierce litigator, she also represents whistleblowers in qui tam actions aimed at exposing government fraud and protecting workers from retaliation.

“Samantha is dedicated to battling big institutions and employers on behalf of victims of discrimination, sexual harassment and more,” firm co-founder Nekki Shutt said. “She’s a voice and an advocate for workers who need protection. We’re thrilled that she’s bringing her experience and considerable skills to Burnette Shutt & McDaniel and joining us in our mission to move law forward.”

Albrecht first came to the Palmetto State as an undergraduate studying political science at the University of South Carolina. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Illinois. She then graduated cum laude from the University of Northern Illinois College of Law.

While earning her juris doctor, Albrecht won the Brewster Parker Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Property, Real Estate and Land Use Law. She also worked as a research associate for a noted civil law procedure and family law professor. Additionally, she studied at the University of Bordeaux in France through a legal exchange student program.

Albrecht also serves others through volunteer work. She helped build schools and clean water in Nicaragua. She is involved in several legal organizations as well, including the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the South Carolina Association for Justice.