Janet E. Rhodes
Janet E. Rhodes is a partner with Burnette Shutt & McDaniel PA in Columbia, SC. As a seasoned litigator, she represents clients in a range of discrimination and other employment law cases in South Carolina and federal courts. She's handled matters involving the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She's fought for clients in cases involving age discrimination, equal pay, wrongful termination, and wage disputes. Janet also has represented clients in cases involving military employment USERRA rights and in contract disputes, including those involving non-compete agreements.
A native of Ninety-Six in Greenwood County, South Carolina, Janet chairs the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the South Carolina Bar Employment and Labor Law Section. She's also a member of the Planning Committee for Sherwood Forest of SC, a local charity.
She earned her bachelor's degree in government at Wofford College, where she was a true Renaissance woman. She excelled in academics, athletics, and the arts.
She graduated magna cum laude, studying abroad in London. She also was an NCAA Division I competitor in javelin, setting school records as she earned MVP and all-conference honors. Additionally, she performed with three vocal groups, the Wofford Singers, the Wofford Show Choir, and the Gold Tones, an eight-woman acapella ensemble.
After her time at Wofford, Janet studied at the Charleston School of Law. After completing her Juris Doctor there, she clerked for the Hon. J. Ernest Kinard, Fifth Circuit Court.
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