For Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, Trustus Theatre is a special place

For many attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, the ties to Trustus Theater in Columbia are long and strong. Malissa Burnette and her future husband went on one of their first dates at Trustus Theatre and have supported the professional troupe with annual donations for more than 30 years. It’s their way of helping the […]

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Shutt presents seminar to Columbia Society for Human Resource Management

Was it an innocent joke meant to lighten the work day or a comment that created a hostile work environment? Sometimes the answer depends on the perspective. Employment lawyer Nekki Shutt spoke from the plaintiff’s perspective today at the annual conference of Columbia Society for Human Resource Management. She covered a range of employment law […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is proud to be a Midlands Green Business

Kermit the Frog used to lament that “it’s not easy being green.” Kermit was wrong. It’s actually not all that hard to be green. It’s also a smart business practice, and, these days, it’s more important than ever. That’s why, on Earth Day and every day, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is committed to conserving resources […]

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2019 Compleat Lawyer Awards – M. Malissa Burnette

A leader in the fight for civil rights in South Carolina, M. Malissa Burnette recently received the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council’s top award. In this video, her colleagues at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel pay tribute to an amazing 42-year – and counting! – career spent moving law forward.

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Burnette receives Compleat Award for Professional Excellence

Malissa Burnette has added the James Petigru Compleat Lawyer Award for Professional Excellence to her long list of honors and achievements. Limited each year to nine recipients, it’s the top honor the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council bestows on fellow graduates. Created in 1992, the Compleat award recognizes outstanding professional and […]

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Burnette, Pavlicek included in 2019 Super Lawyers publications

Malissa Burnette and Jax Pavlicek are recognized in the latest edition of Super Lawyers, an annual guide that uses a patented process to create a comprehensive list of outstanding attorneys across the country. Burnette is included in the practice area of employment litigation, plaintiffs. Pavlicek is recognized as a Rising Star in business litigation. The […]

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Burnette to discuss “Second Wave of the Women’s Movement in SC”

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette will be the keynote speaker next week for the launch of “Second Wave of the Women’s Movement in SC”. The project is a partnership among the Oral History Department of the University of South Carolina Libraries, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at USC and the WGST […]

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Burnette presents program to Legal Staff Professionals of the Midlands

Employment law guidance, as well as topics unique to law firms, were among the points attorney M. Malissa Burnette covered during a training program for the Legal Staff Professionals of the Midlands. Burnette is a founding partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She frequently addresses Columbia professional groups and community organizations, offering updates on key […]

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Rhodes joins Trustus Theatre Board of Directors

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Janet E. Rhodes has joined the Board of Directors of Columbia’s Trustus Theatre. Trustus is an award-winning professional theater troupe that produces original and adapted works by local and national artists.  Rhodes brings to the board both legal knowledge and lifelong involvement with the arts. The company has grown from […]

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Shutt to present CLE at South Carolina Bar Convention

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). For many employment lawyers – as well as businesses and workers trying to navigate the systems – it’s a legal Bermuda Triangle. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Nekki Shutt will help attorneys […]

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