3 Burnette Shutt & McDaniel Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Three partners at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel earned a total of 12 honors in the new edition of Best Lawyers in America. The listings include two Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” awards.
M. Malissa Burnette, who’s been every edition of Best Lawyers since 2005, is Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Individuals. Nekki Shutt is Columbia “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – ERISA, marking the fourth consecutive year she’s achieved top honors.
Burnette, Shutt and Janet Rhodes all were recognized in Litigation – Employment Law. The three also were all included in Employment Law – Individuals.
“It’s great to see all three of my partners honored for their litigations skills,” firm co-founder Kathleen McDaniel said. “When it comes to battling for their clients, Malissa, Nekki and Janet are committed to fighting for as long as it takes. It’s nice to see that tenacity recognized.”
The complete list of honors:
M. Malissa Burnette: Civil Rights Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Mediation

Janet E. Rhodes: Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Nekki Shutt: Commercial Litigation; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor and Employment
One of the oldest peer-reviewed guides to the legal profession, Best Lawyers bases its selections on more than 5.5 million confidential surveys of the nation’s top attorneys as well as independent research. Lawyer of the Year awards go to the attorney with the highest overall peer feedback in the geographic area.
A companion piece, Best Law Firms in America, is released in November. Burnette Shutt & McDaniel has earned top-tier honors in every edition of that guide since the firm was founded.