Burnette appointed to employment law advisory board

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette is serving a three-year term on the Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Committee. The South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization appointed her to the position, which runs through January 2023. The employment law advisory board works with the state Supreme Court, […]

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Burnette receives Pro Bono Award from the SC Bar Association

In recognition of a long track record of donating her legal services to help others, M. Malissa Burnette was honored with the South Carolina Bar Senior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award during the organization’s annual convention. A co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in Columbia, Burnette is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in […]

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Burnette to speak at SC Bar Convention employment law seminar

Join Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette as she helps kick off the South Carolina Bar Convention Employment and Labor Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar Friday morning. A South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law, Burnette will co-present a session titled, “What’s New? Presenting the 5th Edition of […]

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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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