Stuart M. Andrews, Jr.

Stuart M. Andrews, Jr.

Burnette Shutt McDaniel

Recognized since 2003

Columbia, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Qui Tam Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Health Care Law
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A special counsel at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, civil rights attorney Stuart Andrews brings determination and intensity to every case. He’s devoted decades to bringing about systemic reform and giving lower-income South Carolinians greater access to the courts, both through the clients he's represented and the policies he's helped put in place.

Through his former practice at a large regional law firm, Stuart established the firm's first structured pro bono program. The effort earned the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Firm of the Year award. Stuart was a lead partner against the South Carolina Department of Corrections in major litigation that was part of the program. The class-action lawsuit led to a six-week trial and a ruling in favor of incarcerated men and women with serious mental illness.

In addition to civil rights law, Stuart's practice includes healthcare law and qui tam whistleblower litigation.

  • 912 Lady Street
    P.O. Box 1929
    Columbia, SC 29202
  • The University of South Carolina, JD, graduated 1978
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, graduated 1973
  • Erskine College, BA, graduated 1972
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina, South Carolina
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association Foundation - Fellow
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Appleseed Legal Justice Center - Former Chairman
  • Nelson Mullins Corporate, Tax, and Securities Group - Former leader
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Pro Bono Committee - Former Chair
  • Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Appointed Clinical Adjunct Professor
  • Richland County Bar Association - Member
  • S.C. Access to Justice Commission - Former Vice Chairman
  • S.C. Access to Justice Task Force - Former Chairman
  • South Carolina Bar - Former Chairman (1993–1994); Member, Hospital and Health Law Committee (1988–present)
  • South Carolina Legal Services - Former Chairman
  • University of South Carolina School of Law - Adjunct Professor of Health Law
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Health Care Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Health Care Law, Columbia-SC (2011)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Health Care Law
  • Qui Tam Law
Special Focus:
  • Audit Defense
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Government Relations
  • Medical Staff Law
  • Reimbursement
  • S.C. Appleseed 2016 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice
  • S.C. Appleseed 2016 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite," Healthcare (2016, 2017)
  • University of South Carolina 2015 Compleat Lawyer Award, Platinum Recipient
  • S.C. Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law (2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® -- Health Care Law (1995–2018)
  • Best Lawyers Columbia, SC, Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Health Law (2008–2017)
  • Charles Dorsey Award, National Legal Aid and Defender Association (2007)
  • South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2005)

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