‘Best Lawyers in America’ recognizes four at Morton & Gettys in 2021 edition

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three Morton & Gettys attorneys have again been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®. In the publication’s 2021 edition in Rock Hill, John Gettys and Joshua Vann are being honored in the area of Real Estate Law, while Joe Raad is recognized in Trusts and Estates.

Also, Melissa Cassell of the firm has been named One to Watch by Best Lawyers in Real Estate Law in Rock Hill. This is the inaugural edition of the “Ones to Watch” list.

This is the seventh time Raad has received the Best Lawyers recognition, while Gettys and Vann are being honored for the fourth consecutive year. The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as a leading publication covering the legal profession. This is its 27th edition.

Gettys and Vann provide clients with a wide array of residential and commercial real estate services. Both are partners in the firm.

Raad is a certified specialist in estate planning and probate. He works with clients of all wealth levels, helping them with everything from a simple will to complex planning for high-value estates.

Melissa Cassell, also a partner in the firm, focuses her practice on corporate, employment law and commercial real estate.

The new Ones to Watch recognition is given to attorneys with less than 10 years experience for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and practice area. For more information, go to