U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear South Carolina’s bid to block Medicaid patients from Planned Parenthood care

COLUMBIA, SC – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the State of South Carolina’s appeal of a lawsuit challenging elimination of Medicaid funding for South Carolina Planned Parenthood clinics. This lets stand a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that said the law gives Medicaid recipients the right to choose any qualified health-care provider. […]

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Burnette, Shutt, Rhodes, LeFever honored in Best Lawyers publications

COLUMBIA, SC – Four attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are included in the just-released 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America and its companion piece, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes received a total of 13 honors across nine practice areas. Shutt led the way with awards in […]

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Six Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in ‘Legal Elite of the Midlands’

COLUMBIA, SC – In a record showing for the firm, six Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys are listed in the just-released 2020 edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” The lawyers are included in a variety of practice areas: labor and employment law, family law, business litigation, and environmental law. The attorneys listed are: Malissa […]

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Malissa Burnette Women Vision SC interview

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Malissa Burnette talks with South Carolina ETV about her 40-year career as an attorney and some of the battles she’s fought to help bring equal rights to everyone. The interview will air at 8:30 p.m. July 2 as part of SC ETV’s “Women Vision SC” special honoring 11 community leaders.

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South Carolina ETV honors Burnette with Women Vision award

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder M. Malissa Burnette is among 11 leaders selected for the 2020 South Carolina ETV Women Vision SC awards. The women represent a range of professions, including education, the law, government, business, healthcare, and the media. Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court certified specialist in employment and labor […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys speak out against discrimination in the legal profession

Last week, hundreds of lawyers raised their voices to speak up against discrimination at the Lawyers Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest at the South Carolina Bar. The attorneys of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel were there and took the message of the protest organizers to heart—if we are to combat discrimination in the world, we must […]

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Lawsuit challenging discrimination against same-sex foster parents can proceed

GREENVILLE, SC – A lawsuit challenging discrimination against married same-sex foster parents can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. The lawsuit, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch vs. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al, was filed in May 2019 in federal court in South Carolina. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founders M. Malissa […]

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Burnette, Rhodes listed in 2020 Super Lawyers edition

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette and Janet Rhodes, both experienced employment law attorneys and partners at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, are listed in the latest edition of Super Lawyers. The annual publication bills itself as a guide to the nation’s outstanding attorneys. Burnette, a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment […]

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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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