Burnette, Shutt, Rhodes and LeFever included in new Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Janet Rhodes and Grant Burnette LeFever are included in the just-released 2021 edition of Super Lawyers.

A national directory that’s published annually, Super Lawyers bills itself as a guide to the country’s outstanding attorneys.

All four also are listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers, a companion piece that includes the Palmetto State’s top attorneys, in employment law practice areas:

  • Burnette – Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Shutt – Employee Benefits
  • Rhodes – Employment & Labor Law
  • LeFever – a Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Burnette and Shutt both are South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialists in Labor and Employment Law. Two of the firm’s co-founders, they’re skilled and experienced litigators poised to battle for clients in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina.

Burnette has been included in every edition of Super Lawyers since 2008. She’s litigated landmark cases that have changed the law and changed lives. She, firm co-founder Kathleen McDaniel and LeFever are part of the legal team challenging South Carolina’s abortion ban.

Shutt’s practice also includes employee benefits under ERISA and South Carolina law. She represents clients whose companies have denied them disability or insurance benefits, working with them from internal appeals and on to the court system if necessary.

Rhodes, another partner at the firm, also is a savvy litigator who fights for clients in a range of often-complicated employment issues. These include equal pay, non-compete agreements and contract disputes.

LeFever’s practice includes civil rights, discrimination and education law issues such as Title IX, school discipline, special education and teacher employment rights. She also practices family law.

About Super Lawyers

Selections are made to Super Lawyers after a multi-level selection process that starts with a peer nomination. Next, attorneys are evaluated based on 12 indicators of professional achievement. Finally, a blue-ribbon panel of top-rated lawyers assesses other nominees in their practice areas. The panel selects around 5 percent of nominated attorneys for inclusion.

Rising Stars, which recognizes attorneys under age 40 or with less than 10 years’ practice, is limited to about 2.5 percent of those nominated.