Shutt to discuss landmark LGBTQ rights case at the USC School of Law

COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt, a certified employment law specialist, is joining two other panelists tomorrow to discuss Bostock v. Clayton County and its impact on LGBTQ workplace discrimination. The landmark U.S. Supreme decision made it clear that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, […]

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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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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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Shutt to address Social Security disability, employment law at SC Bar CLE

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel co-founder Nekki Shutt will discuss how employment laws  relate to Social Security disability cases at a continuing legal education seminar this Friday, November 22. The seminar, sponsored by the SC Bar, is titled “Fundamentals of Social Security Disability Practice”. It begins at 9 a.m. at the SC Bar […]

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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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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 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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