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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Six Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in ‘Legal Elite of the Midlands’

COLUMBIA, SC – In a record showing for the firm, six Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys are listed in the just-released 2020 edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” The lawyers are included in a variety of practice areas: labor and employment law, family law, business litigation, and environmental law. The attorneys listed are: Malissa […]

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Malissa Burnette Women Vision SC interview

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Malissa Burnette talks with South Carolina ETV about her 40-year career as an attorney and some of the battles she’s fought to help bring equal rights to everyone. The interview will air at 8:30 p.m. July 2 as part of SC ETV’s “Women Vision SC” special honoring 11 community leaders.

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Free unemployment benefits training for South Carolina attorneys

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is teaming up with the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and South Carolina Legal Services to offer free unemployment insurance benefits training for attorneys. The online session is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 2.  It will offer a comprehensive overview of South Carolina’s system. […]

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South Carolina ETV honors Burnette with Women Vision award

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette is among 11 leaders selected for the 2020 South Carolina ETV Women Vision SC awards. The women represent a range of professions, including education, the law, government, business, healthcare, and the media. Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court certified specialist in employment and labor […]

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