3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys listed in new edition of Best Lawyers in America


COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The new edition of Best Lawyers in America includes 13 honors for Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, including two Lawyer of the Year designations for the Columbia area.

One of the oldest peer-reviewed publications for the legal profession, Best Lawyers in America released its 2018 edition today. It lists M. Malissa Burnette, Nekki Shutt and Janet Rhodes of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel in a number of practice areas. Burnette and Shutt received Lawyer of the Year honors.

The three were honored in the following categories:

• Burnette: Lawyer of the Year, Mediation; Civil Rights Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation - Labor and Employment

• Shutt: Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law – Individuals; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – ERISA; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

• Rhodes: Litigation – Employment Law

“We’re especially pleased that all three of us were recognized in employment law litigation,” Burnette said. “We approach every case with a determination to fight for the best possible outcome for our clients. It’s great to see our peers recognize our skills in this area.”

Selection to Best Lawyers is based on more than 5.5 million confidential evaluations by the country's top attorneys. The guide, first published in 1983, has been described by Corporate Counsel magazine as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Best Law Firms in America, a companion publication co-produced with US News, will be released in November.

About Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA
Located in Columbia’s historic business district, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA’s attorneys are licensed to practice in all South Carolina courts and at all levels of federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm represents clients in a range of areas, including employment and environmental law. They also handle employee benefits and ERISA matters, civil rights cases, privacy and data protection issues and government matters such as eminent domain, land use and zoning. Learn more at https://burnetteshutt.law/