Moving litigation forward

At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, we work to protect people’s rights on the job. We help businesses resolve complex disputes.  Our lawyers battle to break ground in civil rights. We push to change the law.

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel lawyers have tried hundreds of cases throughout South Carolina and in federal courts. We’ve successfully represented clients before juries, judges, and arbitrators. Our litigators have fought government agencies under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act. We’ve developed deep legal experience and sharply honed skills. It’s all to the benefit of our clients today.

We promise this: We will investigate thoroughly, prepare completely and fight tenaciously.

No ethical lawyer can promise a big win. What we can, and do, promise is this: We will investigate thoroughly, prepare completely and fight tenaciously to put you in the best possible position in court.

Litigation begins long before the trial

We understand that the trial begins long before the judge bangs the gavel that first day in court. It begins with our first conversation, where we learn about your case and your goals. Sometimes the priority is efficiency in terms of time and money. Sometimes principles are the main point, and you’ll continue fighting to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. We’ll be beside you the entire time.

Next, we conduct the legal and factual research necessary to build your case on a solid foundation. We’ll explore possibilities for making new and creative legal arguments. If you decide to settle the case out of court, this puts you in the best possible position. If your case goes before a moderator or a judge, we’re prepared to fiercely advocate for you.

Sometimes a verdict isn’t the end of a case. We’re ready to continue representing you in state and federal appeals court. It’s a huge advantage for you, because you won’t spend additional time and money getting a new lawyer up to speed. We’ll already know your case inside and out.