Mueller joins LGBTQ+ Bar Association Family Law Institute

December 19, 2022

Mandy Mueller, a partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has been accepted as a member of the LGBTQ+ Bar Association Family Law Institute. She is among only four South Carolina lawyers in the group.

The institute is a joint venture of the LGBTQ+ Bar, which sponsors the annual Lavender Law Conference, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

The Family Law Institute consists of experienced attorneys and professors who share their knowledge and discuss legal strategies for representing the LGBTQ+ community. Its goal is to foster development of LGBTQ+ family law knowledge, particular in rural and underrepresented areas and in states that are hostile to LGBTQ+ rights.

Mueller has practiced family law for more than a decade, beginning with her time as an attorney with the South Carolina Department of Socials Services. She represented Richland and Kershaw County in more than 1,000 court proceedings aimed at protecting children and vulnerable adults.

At Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, her practice includes all facets of family law, from divorce and custody to child support and protection orders. She also has represented clients in family law cases involving active-duty military members. She and other attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel represent LGBTQ+ clients in cases including second-parent adoptions, birth-certificate amendments, gender-affirming name changes, domestic partner agreements and more.


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