2019 Compleat Lawyer Awards – M. Malissa Burnette

A leader in the fight for civil rights in South Carolina, M. Malissa Burnette recently received the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council’s top award. In this video, her colleagues at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel pay tribute to an amazing 42-year – and counting! – career spent moving law forward.

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Burnette receives Compleat Award for Professional Excellence

Malissa Burnette has added the James Petigru Compleat Lawyer Award for Professional Excellence to her long list of honors and achievements. Limited each year to nine recipients, it’s the top honor the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council bestows on fellow graduates. Created in 1992, the Compleat award recognizes outstanding professional and […]

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Burnette, Pavlicek included in 2019 Super Lawyers publications

Malissa Burnette and Jax Pavlicek are recognized in the latest edition of Super Lawyers, an annual guide that uses a patented process to create a comprehensive list of outstanding attorneys across the country. Burnette is included in the practice area of employment litigation, plaintiffs. Pavlicek is recognized as a Rising Star in business litigation. The […]

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Burnette to discuss “Second Wave of the Women’s Movement in SC”

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette will be the keynote speaker next week for the launch of “Second Wave of the Women’s Movement in SC”. The project is a partnership among the Oral History Department of the University of South Carolina Libraries, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at USC and the WGST […]

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Burnette presents program to Legal Staff Professionals of the Midlands

Employment law guidance, as well as topics unique to law firms, were among the points attorney M. Malissa Burnette covered during a training program for the Legal Staff Professionals of the Midlands. Burnette is a founding partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She frequently addresses Columbia professional groups and community organizations, offering updates on key […]

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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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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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3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel employment lawyers combined to earn a total of 11 honors in a diverse range of practice areas in the new edition of Best Lawyers in America. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes won recognition across eight practice areas in the 2019 edition released today. The list of awards: Burnette: Civil […]

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Burnette, Shutt present seminars at SC Association for Justice convention

Employment lawyers Nekki Shutt and M. Malissa Burnette gave presentations this week at the South Carolina Association for Justice convention in Hilton Head. Burnette and Shutt presented continuing legal education seminars to the annual gathering of South Carolina trial lawyers. Both are certified specialists in employment and labor law and founding partners of Burnette Shutt […]

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Four Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys named to Legal Elite of the Midlands

Four attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, including all three founders, are highlighted in the just-released 2018 edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” The publication’s Top 10 in Labor and Employment Law includes M. Malissa Burnette and Nekki Shutt. Kathleen McDaniel is among the Legal Elite in environmental law, while the Top 10 in […]

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