Burnette receives social justice award from Columbia Urban League

The Columbia Urban League presented M. Malissa Burnette with its annual Stephen G. Morrison/Nelson Mullins Social Justice Award. The honor, named after a pioneering attorney, recognizes Burnette’s own pioneering efforts. Burnette, a co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, received the honor Tuesday during the League’s annual Equal Opportunity Day gala. The Urban League selected Burnette […]

Posted on November 7th, 2017


2018 Best Law Firms directory includes Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

Columbia, South Carolina – The just-released 2018 Best Law Firms in America lists Burnette Shutt & McDaniel as a top-tier firm in two areas of employment law. The firm ranks in Tier 1 for the Columbia metropolitan area for its work in Litigation – Labor & Employment Law and Employment Law – Individuals. The new […]

Posted on November 1st, 2017


Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-sponsor ‘JURISCINEMA’ film series

COLUMBIA, SC – Did you ever leave a great movie and want to keep talking about it? You’ll get your chance beginning next month. The Nickelodeon’s five-week “JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen” begins Sept. 11. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is a co-sponsor of the series. The firm, along with other local lawyers, helped curate the […]

Posted on August 29th, 2017


Burnette Shutt & McDaniel officially celebrate opening

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Colleagues, friends and family recently joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel to mark the official opening of its Lady Street offices. Columbia Chamber of Commerce CEO Carl Blackstone and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin were among the guests. Benjamin and firm co-founder Malissa Burnette cut the ceremonial ribbon. Benjamin praised the attorneys as […]

Posted on August 17th, 2017


3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The just-released 2018 Best Lawyers in America includes an impressive showing for Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. The new firm won 13 honors, including two Lawyers of the Year for metro Columbia. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel won recognition across eight practice areas. Lawyer of […]

Posted on August 15th, 2017


Pavlicek to speak about privacy at SC Bar’s annual tech conference

COLUMBIA, SC – Willie Sutton robbed banks because that’s where the money is. Today’s cyber criminals go after businesses because that’s where the data is. That means law firms are enticing targets for data thieves. There’s lots of sensitive, valuable data that at times isn’t well protected. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel lawyer Jax Pavlicek will […]

Posted on August 4th, 2017


Shutt helps lead Employment Law Essentials CLE for SC Bar

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – New attorneys can jump start an employment law career through a program Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s Nekki Shutt helped create for the SC Bar. South Carolina Employment Law Essentials is a day-long continuing legal education program. Shutt and another Columbia employment lawyer developed the CLE, now it its fourth year. They […]

Posted on July 3rd, 2017


Rhodes discusses laws covering polygraphs at work

COLUMBIA, SC – It’s the standard stuff of TV dramas. An employee suspected of embezzlement takes a polygraph, providing the crucial evidence needed to wrap everything up in less than an hour. The real world is more complicated. When it comes to polygraphs at work, there are strict laws that cover when they can be […]

Posted on June 20th, 2017


Burnette Shutt & McDaniel lawyer Jax Pavlicek: 3 things you should know about me

I’m not from around here. I grew up in the south—no, the OTHER south. The land of palm trees, carne asada burritos, fish tacos and home of the Padres (but not the Chargers – I’m still bitter about that). San Diego. Every time I tell folks where I’m from, they ask what brought me to […]

Posted on June 14th, 2017


Burnette Shutt & McDaniel opens new law offices in Vista District

COLUMBIA, SC – Three experienced and skilled attorneys have come together to create Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, a forward-thinking law firm with offices in Columbia’s historic business district. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel will focus on employment law, environmental law, privacy issues and litigation. Founders M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Kathleen McDaniel practiced together for […]

Posted on June 13th, 2017