Shutt receives Civic Star Award from Richland County Bar Association

Nekki Shutt, a founding partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has received the Richland County Bar Association’s Civic Star Award. The annual honor recognizes exceptional and meritorious community service outside the legal profession. Kathleen McDaniel, another of the Columbia, SC firm’s co-founders, received the award in 2012. Other notable recipients include D. Cravens Ravenel, who […]

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LeFever becomes firm’s newest associate

A familiar face is stepping into an exciting new role at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, as Grant Burnette LeFever becomes the firm’s newest associate. LeFever served as the firm’s senior law clerk for more than a year as she completed her studies at the University of South Carolina School of Law. In that role, she […]

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Congratulations, Grant LeFever and Steven Messier

At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, we’ve always had plenty of cause for celebration. Few have been as special, though, as last weekend when we celebrated the union of Grant Burnette LeFever and Steven Messier. The couple was married on a gorgeous fall Saturday at City Roots, South Carolina’s first urban farm. Grant’s mother, firm co-founder […]

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

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel is ranked among the top firms in two employment law practice areas in the just-released 2019 edition of Best Law Firms in America.  Burnette Shutt & McDaniel again earned Tier 1 rankings for the Columbia, SC metropolitan area in Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor & Employment Law. The […]

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SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act: What it means to employees and employers

By Grant Burnette LeFever Juris Doctor In May 2018, South Carolina took what many would describe as an uncharacteristically progressive step in joining 22 other states and the District of Columbia in providing statutory protection for pregnancy and childbirth. Notably, South Carolina is the first Southern state to do so. The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations […]

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Rhodes becomes Burnette Shutt & McDaniel’s newest partner

Janet Rhodes, a seasoned litigator and employment lawyer who’s practiced for almost a decade in Columbia, is the newest partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. Janet is a native of Ninety Six in Greenwood County. Watching a relative battle pay discrimination as she was growing up inspired her to become a lawyer. “When clients come […]

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McDaniel part of For Freedoms town hall panel at museum

Kathleen McDaniel, a partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, is joining artists and attorneys for a forum next week at the Columbia Museum of Art. The For Freedoms town hall will examine the First Amendment, exploring freedom of expression as a lens for civil discourse. The Sept. 24 program is free. The panel, which includes […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys win injunction to reinstate Medicaid services for Planned Parenthood patients

South Carolina Medicaid patients can continue seeking medical treatment and family planning services at Planned Parenthood clinics for the time being. A federal district judge issued an order today granting Planned Parenthood a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the SC Department of Health and Human Services’ move to terminate Planned Parenthood from a […]

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Shutt earns Lawyer of the Year honors for ERISA work in Best Lawyers in America

Nekki Shutt has earned a Lawyer of the Year award in the new edition of Best Lawyers in America. It’s the third consecutive year she’s received top honors in the national guide to the legal profession. A founding partner of Burnett Shutt & McDaniel in Columbia, SC, Shutt won Lawyer of the Year in of […]

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Shutt joins judges, professors, fellow attorneys to help present legal seminar

Nekki Shutt is joining an array of federal judges, law professors and South Carolina lawyers to help present a program today that gives attorneys an in-depth look at the federal trial process. The day-long program is called “Going Through the Motions? Making Meaningful Use of Negotiations, Motions, and Experts in Federal Court: A Guide to […]

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