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 clients in the full range of family law issues. This includes traditional families, nontraditional families, and LGBTQ+ families. She also has experience in military family law.

“When you work with Mandy on a daily basis, you’re constantly impressed with her immense legal knowledge as well as her unwavering dedication to her clients,” firm co-founder Nekki Shutt said. “This is a fitting honor for a powerful attorney.”

Mandy is a skilled and experienced family law litigator who’s practiced in Columbia, SC, since 2013. A partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, she appeared in more than a thousand court proceedings while serving as an attorney for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. In that capacity, she worked to protect children and vulnerable adults.

She is among only four South Carolina members of the LGBTQ+ Bar Association Family Law Institute. A joint venture of the LGBTQ+ Bar and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Law Institute has sponsored the Lavender Law Conference annually since 1998. Family law attorneys are carefully vetted, including in-depth interviews, before they’re accepted as members of the institute.

Mandy represents LGBTQ+ clients in issues such as marital agreements, domestic-partner agreements, second-parent adoptions, gender-affirming name changes, and birth-certificate amendments. She represents all clients in separation, divorce, child custody, property division, and more.

She gained litigation skills from some of the country’s top family law litigators at the National Family Law Trial Institute. That advanced training included issues such as custody and psychological evaluations, cross-examination and business valuation.