Morton & Gettys honored in 2018 Best Law Firms in America

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys is being included in the just-released 2018 Best Law Firms in America in the practice area of Trusts & Estates Law.

Morton & Gettys is listed among Tier 2 law firms in the Rock Hill area. It’s the second year in a row the firm has been listed in Trusts & Estate Law.

The national directory, a joint publication with U.S. News, annually ranks more than 12,000 firms across the United States.

“To be selected after a process that begins with peer review is gratifying,” firm co-founder John P. Gettys said. “It speaks the quality of work we do at Morton & Gettys,” firm co-founder John P. Gettys said. “We are truly honored.”

The 2018 Best Law Firms process

A firm must have at least one attorney listed in Best Lawyers in America in order to be considered for Best Law Firms.

Morton & Gettys senior counsel Joseph L. Raad, a certified specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Trusts & Estates Law every year since 2012. Two additional Morton & Gettys attorneys were included in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers: Gettys and partner Joshua B. Vann were listed in Real Estate Law.

The Best Lawyers selection process begins with questionnaires sent to other attorneys in the same practice area. The lawyers are asked to evaluate fellow attorneys in categories such as cost-effectiveness, integrity and responsiveness. That data is combined with client feedback to determine inclusion Best Lawyers. It’s also used to calculate Best Law Firms in America rankings.

The estate planning team at Morton & Gettys, which includes Gettys as well as Raad, helps clients with a wide range of needs, from writing simple wills to forming trusts to creating a business succession plan. The estate planning attorneys also serve as trust administrators, trustees and personal representatives.