Cohoon joins Burnette and Shutt in top ratings category

Columbia, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Jack Cohoon has earned an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The award is his first in what some consider the “gold standard” for attorney ratings. He joins Malissa Burnette and Nekki Shutt, who have maintained AV Preeminent® awards for more than a decade. They’re […]

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Cox article examines grandparent visitation rights across the country

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Sarah J.M. Cox takes a thorough look at visitation rights as they apply to grandparents and other third parties in the latest edition of “Children’s Legal Rights Journal.” The journal, sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in cooperation with the National Association of Counsel […]

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Shutt receives “Go To Lawyer” award

COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt is among the first recipients of “South Carolina Lawyer” magazine’s new “Go To Lawyer” awards. A co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, she’s recognized in the practice area of business law. Before beginning her legal career, Shutt worked in the human resources department of large corporation. That experience, along with […]

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LeFever selected for Presbyterian College Alumni Board

COLUMBIA, SC – Grant Burnette LeFever, an attorney with Burnette Shutt & McDaniel whose practice includes employment and education law, has joined the Presbyterian College Alumni Board of Directors. The Presbyterian Alumni Board includes members from several Southern states. The group represents the alumni association, working to keep graduates connected to the college and to […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel earns top-tier honors in ‘Best Law Firms’

COLUMBIA, SC – Once again, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel ranks among the Columbia area’s top law firms in a national directory. The firm earned Tier 1 honors in Employment Law – Individuals and in Litigation – Labor and Employment Law – Individuals in the just-released edition of “Best Law Firms.” Burnette Shutt & McDaniel has […]

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear South Carolina’s bid to block Medicaid patients from Planned Parenthood care

COLUMBIA, SC – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the State of South Carolina’s appeal of a lawsuit challenging elimination of Medicaid funding for South Carolina Planned Parenthood clinics. This lets stand a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that said the law gives Medicaid recipients the right to choose any qualified health-care provider. […]

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Shutt to discuss landmark LGBTQ rights case at the USC School of Law

COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt, a certified employment law specialist, is joining two other panelists tomorrow to discuss Bostock v. Clayton County and its impact on LGBTQ workplace discrimination. The landmark U.S. Supreme decision made it clear that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: May her memory be a blessing

“I see my advocacy as part of an effort to make the equality principle everything the founders would have wanted it to be if they weren’t held back by the society in which they lived and particularly the shame of slavery.” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020 Born in an era when the law treated women […]

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Pardons and the power of forgiveness

By Maya Weeks and Jack E. Cohoon, Esq. Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote, “the simple truth is, we all make mistakes, and we all need forgiveness.” Forgiveness is a powerful idea that is built into South Carolina law in the form of the pardon process. A pardon forgives an individual for the legal consequences of a […]

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Burnette, Shutt, Rhodes, LeFever honored in Best Lawyers publications

COLUMBIA, SC – Four attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are included in the just-released 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America and its companion piece, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes received a total of 13 honors across nine practice areas. Shutt led the way with awards in […]

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