Malissa on Weed: Legalized Marijuana and Employer Drug Testing

By M. Malissa Burnette Attorney at Law It’s Weed Day 2018! Marijuana is no longer perceived as the threat to all humanity portrayed in the 1936 propaganda film “Reefer Madness”. That iconic work, now viewed as laughable, was a melodramatic marvel depicting teenagers lured to using marijuana then driven to insanity, mayhem and murder. On […]

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WREN honors Burnette for work in social justice

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Malissa Burnette was among 10 South Carolina trailblazers honored today at the annual International Women’s Day luncheon. During the event, organized by the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, Burnette was recognized for her success in taking the battle for social justice to the court system. Her record […]

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Burnette receives social justice award from Columbia Urban League

The Columbia Urban League presented M. Malissa Burnette with its annual Stephen G. Morrison/Nelson Mullins Social Justice Award. The honor, named after a pioneering attorney, recognizes Burnette’s own pioneering efforts. Burnette, a co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, received the honor Tuesday during the League’s annual Equal Opportunity Day gala. The Urban League selected Burnette […]

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3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The just-released 2018 Best Lawyers in America includes an impressive showing for Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. The new firm won 13 honors, including two Lawyers of the Year for metro Columbia. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel won recognition across eight practice areas. Lawyer of […]

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

COLUMBIA, SC – The just-released 2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands lists four lawyers from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, including all three of the firm’s founders. The publication’s employment law category includes M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes. Kathleen McDaniel is among the Legal Elite in environmental law. “It’s great to see four […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel opens new law offices in Vista District

COLUMBIA, SC – Three experienced and skilled attorneys have come together to create Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, a forward-thinking law firm with offices in Columbia’s historic business district. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel will focus on employment law, environmental law, privacy issues and litigation. Founders M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Kathleen McDaniel practiced together for […]

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3 from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel selected for Super Lawyers 2017

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –Super Lawyers 2017 is honoring three attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in the latest edition of its annual guide to the nation’s top lawyers. Super Lawyers selected M. Malissa Burnette, Kathleen McDaniel and Janet Rhodes for inclusion. They were picked after a rigorous process that begins with peer nomination and then […]

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Burnette recognized as 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers in America

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –  M. Malissa Burnette has earned 2016 Lawyer of the Year honors in Employment Law – Individuals for the Columbia metropolitan area in the new edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The guide, released today in print and at bestlawyers.com, is among the legal profession’s oldest peer-reviewed publications. Attorneys are included […]

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