Four from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel included in new Super Lawyers

May 1, 2022

Four employment law attorneys from Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are included in the just-released 2022 edition of “Super Lawyers,” a national directory of the country’s top attorneys.

The four also are listed in “South Carolina Super Lawyers,” a companion piece recognizing outstanding attorneys in the Palmetto State.

• M. Malissa Burnette, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
• Nekki Shutt, Employee Benefits
• Grant Burnette LeFever, Rising Star list in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
• Sarah J.M. Cox, Rising Star list in Employment & Labor Law

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

Cox and LeFever’s practices focus on a range of employment law issues such as discrimination and wage disputes. Both also practice civil rights law. Additionally, LeFever practices education and family. This includes helping clients with name and gender-marker changes.

Super Lawyers is a national rating service that evaluates attorneys across more than 70 practice areas. The section process includes peer review and independent research. Only about 5 percent of a state’s attorneys are selected each year. Selection as a “Rising Star,” a designation limited to attorneys under age 40 or with less than 10 years’ practice, is usually limited to around 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers each year.


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, criminal 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