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Morton & Gettys

Rock Hill 803.366.3388

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At Morton & Gettys, we know legal matters can complicate your life. We use our experience, knowledge and insight to offer solutions that can make your life easier. We listen carefully. Seek thoroughly. Counsel wisely.

“The opportunity to help anyone and everyone plan for a brighter future fulfills my basic belief that we all have much more in common than not and that our better days as a community are ahead of us, and not a distant memory.”


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Attorneys

Morton & Gettys has seasoned attorneys with deep ties to the community and sound advice. We also have young attorneys solving problems with innovative ideas, fresh insight and progressive thinking.

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Fountain Park Place
331 E Main St Suite 300
Corner of Elizabeth Lane and East Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate

    Any time the future of your business is at stake, you need legal advice you can trust. Our business and corporate attorneys provide vital counsel on a wide range of issues, regardless of the size of your enterprise or industry sector.

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  • Civil Litigation

    At Morton & Gettys, we often focus our efforts on achieving a settlement or negotiation outside of court. When that is not possible we plan and implement strategies designed to represent our clients before a judge or jury.

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  • Civil Mediation

    Morton & Gettys offers mediation services for civil law cases, including matters that involve leases, small business ownership, and employment.

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  • Commercial Leasing

    We regularly assist landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions, including in ground leases, build-to-suit leases, office, industrial, restaurant, shopping center, retail center, and medical office space leases.

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  • Commercial Real Estate & Development

    In one of the most dynamic regions of South Carolina, Morton & Gettys attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced resources for commercial and residential real estate development, investment, and management professionals.

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  • Condemnation Actions/Eminent Domain

    Morton & Gettys attorneys are experienced in all aspects of condemnation and eminent domain processes and can defend clients’ property ownership in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia

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  • Creditor Rights

    Our attorneys have decades of experience representing national, regional and local lenders and other creditors in a diligent, thorough manner.

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  • Criminal Defense

    Morton & Gettys lawyers represent clients, individuals and organizations, accused of criminal misconduct. Our work encompasses research, preparation, and arguing of a case to defend each client.

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  • Domestic Violence

    Even misdemeanor domestic violence cases can have serious consequences. Those accused of such crimes need the help of an experienced attorney who can help protect their rights as they navigate the legal system.

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  • Drug Offenses

    From first-offense misdemeanor charges involving small amounts of marijuana to major trafficking cases, the criminal law attorneys at Morton & Gettys have handled a range of drug offenses for clients.

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  • Juvenile Crime

    When a child's future is at stake after an encounter with the legal system, it's important to have an experienced defense attorney to make sure his or her rights are protected throughout the process.

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  • Property Crimes

    People who are charged with any type of property crime need experienced defense lawyers who understand the law of property crimes. At Morton & Gettys, we’ve represented clients on a variety of such charges.

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  • Underage Alcohol Charges

    Any parent who learns their child has been arrested for drinking or possessing alcohol understandably has reason to be concerned. There are ways to soften the consequences, though, and our attorneys have helped many clients find solutions.

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  • DUI Defense

    if you’re charged with DUI or DUAC in South Carolina it’s best to turn to an experienced attorney such as the veteran lawyers at Morton & Gettys. Our DUI attorneys both are former prosecutors, one with 30 years’ experience. They’ve worked in the court system, and they’ve worked to build DUI cases.

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  • DUI & Traffic Offenses

    From a simple speeding ticket to a reckless driving charge to a complicated drunk driving case, the attorneys at Morton & Gettys can help you resolve the issue in a way that minimizes consequences.

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  • DUI Defense

    If you’re arrested on a drunken driving charge, the consequences can reach far beyond the court case. For commercial drivers, a conviction can mean loss of a job. For everyone else, it can mean skyrocketing auto insurance rates. For those reasons and more, if you’re charged with DUI or DUAC in South Carolina it’s best to turn to an experienced attorney such as the veteran lawyers at Morton & Gettys.

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  • DUAC

    Driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration (DUAC) is a similar charge to driving under the influence in South Carolina. This charge is just as serious as DUI and involves essentially the same penalties and consequences.

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  • Traffic offenses

    While it’s tempting to just pay a traffic ticket and be done with the matter, there are times when drivers will want to contest citations. At Morton & Gettys, our experienced attorneys often can identify favorable evidence or legal defenses to have your charge reduced or dismissed.

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  • Education Law

    Morton & Gettys attorneys advise school administrators, teachers, boards of trustees regarding issues and challenges unique to public and private education.

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  • Employment Law

    Morton & Gettys’ employment practice offers an array of services to address employer and employee relationships, ranging from day-to-day advice to perpetual management of complex employment issues.

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  • Estate Planning & Probate

    Morton & Gettys attorneys have the experience necessary to provide effective counsel for the preservation of assets while understanding the sensitivities of the process.

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  • Family Law

    When families face changes that are emotionally difficult, Morton & Gettys attorneys provide skilled legal advice and representation with a high level of compassion, personal attention and support.

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  • Divorce

    Whether you are seeking a divorce based on one of the grounds allowed in South Carolina or seeking a so-called "no-fault divorce," the experienced divorce lawyers at Morton & Gettys can help guide you through this difficult time.

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  • Child Custody & Visitation

    At Morton & Gettys, our family law attorneys understand that even more so than finances, child custody issues are often the most painful and difficult topics in a divorce. We work closely with clients to help them reach solutions.

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  • Child Support

    Whether they are seeking support or paying support, parents need the advice of experienced child support lawyers such as those at Morton & Gettys.

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  • Marital Assets & Spousal Support

    It is a mistake to try to handle this division of marital property on your own, particularly if your spouse has hired an attorney. The experienced divorce lawyers at Morton & Gettys can help you work toward what truly is an “equitable distribution.”

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  • Guardianships & Conservatorships

    Individuals seek assistance from Morton & Gettys for family members who have diminished capacity, special needs, dementia, Alzheimer’s or other disability, including minor children.

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  • Marital Agreements

    Couples who intend to divorce, as well as others who choose to live apart but wish to remain married, are advised to seek an official decree of separate maintenance and support that outlines both parties’ rights and responsibilities.

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  • Adoption

    From private adoptions to adoptions through Social Services, the attorneys at Morton & Gettys can help Rock Hill clients create the family for which they are longing.

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  • Family Law Mediation

    Mediation is a sensible approach for resolving traumatic changes within the family, such as a separation, divorce, child custody and support matters.

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  • Fiduciary Services

    Morton & Gettys attorneys provide professional comprehensive fiduciary services to clients and their families. Our representation includes serving as personal representative for estates and as trustee of trusts of all types.

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  • Finance & Lending

    Morton & Gettys attorneys counsel banks, credit unions, and private equity investors in making commercial loans (real estate secured and otherwise). We handle foreclosures, collection actions, loan workouts, and loan modifications.

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  • Health Care Law

    Morton & Gettys provides a concentrated health care practice within the firm dedicated to health care professionals and providers, addressing administrative, regulatory, compliance and employment matters.

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  • Homeowners Association Representation

    Morton & Gettys attorneys can offer counsel, help navigate the challenges, and provide better understanding of the laws affecting homeowners associations.

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  • Land Use & Zoning

    Morton & Gettys provides counsel and representation regarding various commercial, residential and mixed-use projects. We work with individuals, developers, builders, government entities, and businesses of all sizes from inception through completion.

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  • Residential Real Estate

    Morton & Gettys represents clients in residential purchase contracts and home purchase closings, mortgage refinances, and home equity lines of credit. Additionally, we represent builders, both small and large.

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  • Personal Injury

    Morton & Gettys works with motor vehicle and trucking accidents, wrongful death, Workers’ Compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, product liability and other cases involving catastrophic injury or death.

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  • Job-Related Injuries

    Workers who try to represent themselves in cases involving job-related injuries put themselves at a serious disadvantage. An experienced attorney can help employees make sure their workers’ compensation cases are handled fairly and correctly.

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  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

    At Morton & Gettys, our attorneys have represented clients in a variety of cases stemming from auto wrecks. We’ve helped victims of negligent and reckless driving,, and we also have experience in car wrecks due to impaired driving, whether due to DUI or drugs.

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  • Trucking Accidents

    If you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you likely will need help navigating the complicated web of insurance companies and coverage. That is when you need to call on an experienced trucking-accident lawyer at Morton & Gettys.

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  • Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

    If you're involved in a work-related auto accident, it’s important to an experienced attorney at Morton & Gettys working to help protect your rights, whether the issue is workers' compensation or a potential third-party claim.

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  • Wrongful Death

    At Morton & Gettys, we pride ourselves on having the compassion to help clients through the upsetting times that lead to a wrongful death suit, while also having the knowledge and experience to ensure that their financial futures are protected.

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  • Probate Administration & Litigation

    Our attorneys have assisted family members or friends who live both in South Carolina and outside of South Carolina who recently lost a loved one who resided in South Carolina.

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  • Title Insurance

    Morton & Gettys' subsidiary, Moffatt Title Insurance, provides comprehensive service and representation in certifying real estate titles to clients, advising clients regarding title and insurability issues, and in negotiating coverage.

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Raad included in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Joseph L. Raad, a senior counsel with Morton & Gettys, is profiled in the just-released...

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