Burnette, Shutt honored as Columbia Lawyers of the Year

COLUMBIA, SC – For the fifth consecutive year, a Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney has received Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” honors in Best Lawyers in America.  In the 2020 edition, two employment lawyers earned top honors in the peer-reviewed publication: M. Malissa Burnette in Employment Law – Individuals and Nekki Shutt in Litigation – […]

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Burnette, Rhodes, Shutt honored in Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SC – Malissa Burnette, Janet Rhodes and Nekki Shutt are recognized with 12 honors in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in America. The list includes Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” awards for Burnette and Shutt. Burnette is Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Individuals, an honor she’s won twice previously. […]

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Burnette, McDaniel included in 2019 Legal Elite of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette and Kathleen McDaniel earned honors in two practice areas each in the new edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” Burnette is highlighted in Labor and Employment Law and Education Law. McDaniel is honored in Environmental and Energy and Utilities Law. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys have a long […]

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4 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys contribute to go-to employment law guide

The latest edition of “Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers” is out, and with major contributions from four employment lawyers at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. In its fifth edition, the book is considered the Bible for South Carolina employment lawyers. Four attorneys at the firm wrote or co-wrote chapters of the go-to guide. […]

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Burnette talks about pay discrimination in South Carolina

The U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer team might have put pay discrimination in the headlines again, but for people like employment lawyer Malissa Burnette, the battle has gone on for decades. Hear what Malissa tells WIS-TV about why that gap still exists. https://www.wistv.com/2019/07/12/lawmakers-push-close-wage-gap-sc/

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel supports lawsuit challenging discrimination in South Carolina foster care system

Attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are part of a lawsuit a Greenville couple has filed against the state of South Carolina and the federal government after the state’s largest contract foster agency refused their application to foster parent. The women, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, said their application with Miracle Hill Ministries was rejected […]

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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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