McDaniel receives Leadership in Law Award

Kathleen McDaniel

COLUMBIA, SC – Kathleen McDaniel, a co-founder of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has received a Leadership in Law Award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

The program, now in its 10th year, recognized 30 attorneys in its current class of honorees. They were selected based on professional and personal accomplishment as well as community involvement.

A March 23 reception celebrated the honorees.

From creating a recycling program after completing her undergraduate degree to serving in the Peace Corps, McDaniel has a long history of civic involvement. She’s a former member of the Richland County Planning Commission, she’s also served as president of the Rotary Club of Vista Night. Additionally, she offers free legal services to the homeless through a Richland County Bar program.

Professionally, McDaniel focuses her practice on environmental law. She also assists clients with planning and zoning issues as well as permitting. Condemnation and eminent domain are key parts of her practice as well.

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

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