Sarah J.M. Cox, an attorney at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has been added to the Justice360 board of directors, according to a news release.
The nonprofit organization takes a multifaceted approach to fighting for justice in capital cases, providing direct representation of those accused, legal resources for other attorneys, advocating for policy reform and educating the public, according to the release.
According to the release, Cox’s practice at Columbia-based Burnette Shutt & McDaniel focuses on civil rights law, litigation and appellate work and employment law. She’s part of her firm’s Civil Rights Team, suing Richland County over inhumane and unconstitutional conditions at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Cox also represents clients in employment law cases, including violations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Cox has long been dedicated to using her legal skills to help those in need, twice earning American Bar Association Pro Bono Leader Awards for volunteering her time, according to the release.
She also has earned honors in “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” and “Legal Elite of the Midlands.”