Burnette, Shutt, LeFever and Cox included in 2022 Super Lawyers

COLUMBIA, SC – M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt, Grant Burnette LeFever and Sarah J.M. Cox are listed in the just-released 2022 edition of Super Lawyers. The annual directory bills itself as a national guide to outstanding attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. A companion list of Rising Stars includes attorneys under age 40 or […]

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Disabilities group files lawsuit regarding inhumane conditions at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center

COLUMBIA, SC – A group that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in South Carolina filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Richland County regarding brutal, inhumane and unconstitutional conditions at the overcrowded and understaffed county jail. The lawsuit is filed by Disability Rights South Carolina in the U.S. District Court for South Carolina. […]

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ABA, SC Supreme Court honor Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

Columbia, SC – The American Bar Association has again honored Burnette Shutt & for its pro bono work, and four attorneys at the firm have received state recognition as well. For the second consecutive year, the ABA has named Burnette Shutt & McDaniel a Pro Bono Leader for its work with the organization’s Free Legal […]

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6 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in new Best Lawyers publications

Six attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are listed in the just-released 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America and in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.  All told, the six received 20 honors across 10 varied practice areas. Nekki Shutt led the way with awards in nine practice areas. The national peer-reviewed publication recognized all […]

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Eight Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in 2021 Legal Elite

The latest edition of “Legal Elite of the Midlands” includes eight Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys – that’s every lawyer at the Columbia, SC, firm. All told, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel earned honors in eight practice areas. Nekki Shutt won recognition in three practice areas, while four other attorneys are highlighted in two practice areas […]

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ABA honors Burnette Shutt & McDaniel for its pro bono work

COLUMBIA, SC – The American Bar Association has honored Burnette Shutt & McDaniel with a Pro Bono Leader for 2020. Additionally, attorney Sarah J.M. Cox was recognized for her individual efforts. The award goes to only a few law firms each year. Totals for 2020 are not yet available, but in 2019 only 16 firms […]

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Cox article examines grandparent visitation rights across the country

COLUMBIA, SC – Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorney Sarah J.M. Cox takes a thorough look at visitation rights as they apply to grandparents and other third parties in the latest edition of “Children’s Legal Rights Journal.” The journal, sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in cooperation with the National Association of Counsel […]

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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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What parents and grandparents need to know about grandparents’ rights

By Sarah J. M. Cox Attorney at law Grandparents can play important and vital roles in their grandchildren’s lives. Many people grow up extremely close to their grandparents.  On the other hand, grandparents and parents can clash on many issues, including how best to raise grandchildren. Over the past 50 years, the issue of grandparents’ […]

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Burnette Shutt & McDaniel welcomes Cox as an associate

COLUMBIA, SC – Sarah J.M. Cox, already a familiar face to many Burnette Shutt & McDaniel clients, has joined the firm as an associate. Her practice focuses on litigation, including employment law and civil rights. She also will assist clients with name and gender changes and will represent clients in personal injury cases, including foodborne […]

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