Shutt receives “Go To Lawyer” award

COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt is among the first recipients of “South Carolina Lawyer” magazine’s new “Go To Lawyer” awards. A co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, she’s recognized in the practice area of business law.

Before beginning her legal career, Shutt worked in the human resources department of large corporation. That experience, along with her legal know-how and 25 years practicing law, often lets her offer clients additional insight and perspective.

A certified specialist in South Carolina employment law, her practice includes employment law, civil litigation, employee benefits under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and business disputes. She represents clients in qui tam whistleblower cases as well.

She also practices civil rights and discrimination law, fighting for clients in precedent-setting cases such as the one that paved the way for marriage equality in South Carolina.

The “Go To Lawyer” selection process begins with a nomination from a peer. Criteria include deep familiarity with the nuances of case law and statutes, broad case experience, and creative thinking.

Additionally, nominators are asked to consider whether they would refer clients to the attorney or call upon the attorney if they needed legal help in a particular field.

The selection committee considers those factors, along with the attorney’s signature accomplishments, representative cases and professional distinctions.

Shutt has earned numerous honors and distinctions throughout her legal career, including the Compleat Attorney Award for Professional Excellence from the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni. She maintains a preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Additionally, The Best Lawyers in American has honored her every year since 2010. This includes six Lawyer of the Year Awards in ERISA, Employment Law and Litigation.