Morton & Gettys again honored in Best Law Firms in America

Morton & Gettys’ work in the practice area of trust and estates is being recognized again in Best Law Firms in America, the third consecutive year the Rock Hill law firm has been honored. The national directory, a joint project of Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News and World Report, lists Morton & Gettys […]

Posted on November 1st, 2018


Gettys, Vann, Raad included in 2019 Best Lawyers in America

The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America includes three attorneys from Morton & Gettys: John Gettys and Joshua Vann earned recognition in real estate law, while Joe Raad won honors in trusts and estates. Raad is appearing in Best Lawyers in America for the fifth time. Gettys and Vann are included for the second […]

Posted on August 13th, 2018

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Summer Hunger Challenge brings in more than 2,200 pounds of food

On Tuesday, July 31, Morton & Gettys teamed up with Pilgrims’ Inn of Rock Hill for the Summer Hunger Challenge, and it was a great success. “You all were AWESOME yesterday!” said Jennifer Gullatt of Pilgrims’ Inn on Wednesday. “The total for the food drive is 2,229.8 pounds! This is unbelievable!” Morton & Gettys works […]

Posted on August 7th, 2018


Owens becomes firm’s chief operating officer

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Robin Owens,  the long-time administrator with Morton & Gettys, has been named the firm’s first chief operating officer. “When Robin came to us in 2002, we were a small two-person firm,” firm co-founder John Gettys said. “Slowly, we have grown to a practice of more than a dozen attorneys and […]

Posted on July 19th, 2018


Smith certified as a circuit court arbitrator

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys partner Michael Smith now is a certified as a South Carolina Family Law Arbitrator. Smith is also a South Carolina Family Law Mediator and trained in collaborative divorce. He and fellow partner John Gettys, a certified circuit court mediator, form the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team, which […]

Posted on May 30th, 2018

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Join us at the movies

Morton & Gettys is presenting Free Movies at Fountain Park, starting in Rock Hill on June 8. Bring a chair or a blanket and eat out under the stars – this will be a fun night for the entire family! Rec in a Box will begin at 7:30, and a featured food truck will be […]

Posted on May 25th, 2018


New tax law doubles estate and gift tax exemption

By Joseph L. Raad Attorney at Law The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which became effective Jan. 1, doubled the estate and gift tax exemption. This means fewer estates will even be subject to an estate or gift tax, and those that are taxed will pay less. For 2018, the exemption amount […]

Posted on May 24th, 2018

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Food Halls and mixed-use projects

By Michael K. Hatch Attorney at Law Over the past several years, the nation has experienced a “food hall” boom, as commercial real estate developers have incorporated the open eatery concepts into mixed-use projects. What’s a “food hall?” Think of it as a mall food court, only with higher-quality outlets as opposed to the traditional […]

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

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Cassell serving as president of York County Bar Association

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys attorney Melissa Cassell is the York County Bar Association’s new president. She was elected this month to a one-year term. Cassell has served on the Bar’s Executive Committee for the past three years, including as vice president for the past year. Cassell, who joined Morton & Gettys […]

Posted on March 20th, 2018

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Morgan joins family law team at Morton & Gettys

Rock Hill, SC – A passionate and committed advocate for children, Lynelle Morgan is the newest member of the family law team at Morton & Gettys. She has joined the firm as an associate. Morgan’s practice will include a wide range of family law matters, including separation, divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution […]

Posted on February 6th, 2018

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Elizabeth Smith Owen named to next Liberty Fellows class

Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner with Morton & Gettys law firm in Rock Hill, S.C., is one of 21 leaders from across the state who have been chosen for Liberty Fellowship’s 14th class. They will be joining the broader network of 290 Liberty Fellows working collaboratively as an engine of change for South Carolina. “Adding […]

Posted on January 9th, 2018

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