Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes attorney Meredith Cooper Brown to the firm

COLUMBIA, SC – A familiar face has a new role at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. Meredith Cooper Brown, who has served as a law clerk at the firm for almost three years, is now our newest attorney. A South Carolina native and former educator, Meredith will focus her practice on education, employment, and family law […]

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2024 Super Lawyers lists Burnette, Shutt, Cox and LeFever

COLUMBIA, SC – Continuing their track record of success, M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Sarah J.M. Cox, and Grant Burnette LeFever again are honored in this year’s edition of Super Lawyers. The annual directory bills itself as a national guide to outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. Published annually since 1991, the Super […]

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Opening a private practice: employment law points to remember

You’ve trained for years as a clinician, working hard to earn the credentials you need to succeed as a professional. You’re ready to open a private practice. What now? Those next steps can trip up many licensed professionals – speech pathologists, audiologists, social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and more. Medical professionals such as doctors, […]

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Jack Cohoon honored with scouting award

Congratulations to our partner Jack Cohoon, who recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s Council Alumnus of the Year Award. An Eagle Scout, Scout parent, long-time leader, and past Cubmaster, Jack helped create the Indian Waters Council’s Law Merit Badge Day. The event brings together legal professionals and Scouting alumni, many of whom are Eagle […]

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Malissa Burnette honored among Top 50 Most Influential in the Midlands

Congratulations to our co-founder Malissa Burnette, recognized in Columbia Business Monthly’s list of the Top 50 Most Influential in the Midlands. It’s the second time she’s made the list. In 2016, she and firm co-founder Nekki Shutt were cited for their work as part of the legal team fighting for marriage equality in South Carolina. […]

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Join our attorneys at SC Bar Convention CLEs

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel will be out in full force at the SC Bar State Convention Jan. 18- 21 in Charleston, with two of our attorneys presenting during continuing legal education seminars. Founding partner Nekki Shutt will discuss the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during the Employment and Labor Law Section […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel receives Martin Luther King Jr. award from law school

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is deeply honored to receive the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law. The honor is in recognition of the firm’s deep commitment to social justice, public service, diversity, equity, and inclusion. “Those are […]

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Stuart Andrews honored with Civic Star Award

COLUMBIA, SC – A long-time leader in the fight for systemic reform, Stuart Andrews has received the Richland County Bar Association Civic Star Award. The annual honor recognizes exceptional and meritorious community service. “His care for others is sincere and deeply held, and it is this empathy and compassion that motivate his passion for service,” […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes Lydia Robins Hendrix

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is delighted to welcome Lydia Robins Hendrix as an attorney. A former teacher in Columbia who earned high academic honors in law school, her practice will include employment, education and government law. Lydia graduated summa cum laude and ranked second in her class at the University of South […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel list of top-tier honors in ‘Best Law Firms’ grows

Another year, another record number of top honors. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s long history of impressive performance continues in the latest edition of Best Law Firms®, which lists six Tier 1 awards for the firm. The firm has ranked in Tier 1 in the Columbia area in two employment law categories every year since its […]

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