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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Burnette marks 25 years as a specialist

Malissa Burnette, one of the founding partners of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has marked 25 years as a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. The achievement puts her in select company among lawyers in South Carolina. Of certified specialists in employment law, less than 20 have held the credential for […]

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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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