Category Archives: Law

Rhodes becomes a partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

COLUMBIA, SC – Janet Rhodes, a seasoned litigator who’s practiced employment law for nearly 10 years in Columbia, is the newest partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. Rhodes represents clients in a wide variety of work-related legal issues in both South Carolina and federal courts. She’s handled cases involving the Family Medical Leave Act, the…
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Two USC law students receive D. Reece Williams III Trial Advocacy Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two students at the University of South Carolina School of Law have been honored with the D. Reece Williams III Trial Advocacy Award after they won the school’s mock trial competition. The honorees are Kyle Watson and Creasie Parrott. The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a…
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“The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice”

S.C. Supreme Court Justice John Few headlines State House event COLUMBIA, S.C. – Constitution Day is Monday, September 17th. As a prelude to holiday, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is hosting a lecture program at the South Carolina State House entitled “The Role of Citizens in the Administration…
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Marguerite S. Willis to receive 2018 Jean Galloway Bissell Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Marguerite S. Willis, Nexsen Pruet antitrust and unfair competition attorney, will be honored with the 2018 Jean Galloway Bissell Award by the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) during the organization’s upcoming annual conference. The annual award, which will be presented to Willis during a reception on October 19, 2018, is named for Jean Galloway Bissell…
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Shutt earns Lawyer of the Year honors in new edition of Best Lawyers in America

[caption id="attachment_16784" align="alignleft" width="180"] Nekki Shutt[/caption] COLUMBIA, SC – Nekki Shutt, a founding partner of Burnett Shutt & McDaniel, has earned Lawyer of the Year honors in the practice area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in the 2019 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” It’s the third consecutive year Shutt has been honored as a…
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Duggan helps secure acquittal in federal court

[caption id="attachment_16829" align="alignleft" width="200"] Ian T. Duggan[/caption] COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Callison Tighe attorney Ian Duggan was co-counsel in the legal team that secured acquittals for two doctors accused of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. On Thursday, August 23, 2018, a federal jury returned "not guilty" verdicts against Dr. John Pienkos, II and Dr. Alexander…
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SC Bar offers free legal clinics in the Midlands

Local attorneys to speak on a variety of legal issues COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 27, 2018)—The SC Bar Public Services Division will sponsor four free legal clinics in the Midlands in September. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 5—End of Life Issues, including health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders, funeral planning and cremation,…
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