Four from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel included in new edition of “Super Lawyers”

April 28, 2023


The new edition of “Super Lawyers,” a national directory of the country’s top attorneys, includes four from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel.

They’re also listed in “South Carolina Super Lawyers,” a companion piece recognizing outstanding Palmetto State attorneys, in the following categories:

M. Malissa Burnette – Employment Litigation: Plaintiffs
Nekki Shutt – Employee Benefits
Grant Burnette LeFever – Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Plaintiffs
Sarah J.M. Cox – Rising Star, Employment and Labor Law

Burnette and Shutt, two of the firm’s co-founders, are both South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialists in Labor and Employment Law. They represent clients in state and federal courts in South Carolina, including landmark litigation.

LeFever and Cox focus on a range of civil rights and employment law issues, including discrimination and wage disputes. LeFever’s practice also includes education law, family law and gender-affirming name and gender marker changes. Cox also is part of the firm’s Criminal Justice Civil Rights Team.

Founded in 1991, “Super Lawyers” uses a patented selection process to select the top attorneys in each state. The goal is to create a guide upon which people and companies needing legal services can rely. Only about 5 percent of each state’s attorneys are included in “Super Lawyers.” “Rising Stars,” which recognizes lawyers under 40 or with less than a decade’s experience, is limited to 2.5 percent.


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, education, and family 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