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9 at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel honored in “Best Lawyers,” including a Lawyer of the Year

CRBR Biz Wire //August 21, 2023//

9 at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel honored in “Best Lawyers,” including a Lawyer of the Year

CRBR Biz Wire //August 21, 2023//

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COLUMBIA, SC – Nine attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are cited in the just-released 2024 edition of “Best Lawyers in America” and its companion guide, “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” a total that includes every partner at the firm. Co-founder Nekki Shutt was honored with her second consecutive Lawyer of the Year award and her fifth overall.

Most of the attorneys are cited in multiple practice areas. Shutt led the way with honors in nine practice areas, including her Lawyer of the Year award in Litigation – ERISA for the Columbia area.

All told, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel was recognized in more than a dozen diverse practice areas. Many of the honors were in employment law and litigation-related fields, though attorneys also are included in health care law, family law, commercial litigation, qui tam whistleblower law, and more.

The attorneys and their recognized practice areas are:

Stuart M. Andrews, Jr.
• Health Care Law
• Qui Tam Law

M. Malissa Burnette
• Civil Rights Law
• Education Law
• Employment Law – Individuals
• Litigation – Labor and Employment
• Mediation

Jack E. Cohoon
• Employment Law – Individuals
• Litigation – Labor and Employment

Kathleen M. McDaniel
• Administrative / Regulatory Law
• Land Use and Zoning Law

Amanda S. Mueller
• Family Law

Nekki Shutt
• Civil Rights Law
• Commercial Litigation
• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
• Employment Law – Individuals
• Employment Law – Management
• Litigation – ERISA
• Litigation – Labor and Employment
• Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
• Qui Tam Law

Samantha Albrecht – Ones to Watch
• Labor and Employment Law – Employee

Sarah J.M. Cox – Ones to Watch
• Appellate Practice
• Civil Rights Law
• Labor and Employment Law – Employee
• Litigation – Labor and Employment

Grant Burnette LeFever – Ones to Watch
• Civil Rights Law
• Education Law
• Family Law
• Labor and Employment Law – Employee
• Labor and Employment Law – Management
• Litigation – Labor and Employment

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys have long histories with “Best Lawyers in America.” Andrews was first honored in 2003, while Burnette’s first appearance was in the 2005 edition. As of 2023, the most recent year that’s been published, the companion piece, “Best Law Firms in America,” has honored Burnette Shutt & McDaniel every year since the firm was founded. The 2024 edition of “Best Law Firms” will be released in November.

The “Best Lawyers” selection process begins with a nomination, followed by peer review from attorneys in the same geographic region and practice area. Independent research verifies attorneys’ credentials. The selection process for “Ones to Watch,” which is limited to attorneys with less than 10 years’ practice, is the same.

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, environmental, and education law. They also handle employee benefits and ERISA matters, privacy and data protection issues, and government matters such as eminent domain, land use, and zoning. The attorneys’ civil rights work includes discrimination, wrongful termination, and criminal justice civil rights. Additionally, the firm represents LGBTQ+ clients in a range of issues, including family law and name and gender-marker changes. Learn more at burnetteshutt.law.