‘Best Lawyers’ names four at Morton & Gettys to 2022 edition for Rock Hill, and two are chosen as Ones to Watch

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Best Lawyers in America® recognized a total of six Morton & Gettys attorneys in the publication’s 2022 edition.

Here are the four on the Best Lawyers list, with the practice areas in which they were recognized:

  • Beverly A. Carroll – Employment Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • John P. Gettys Jr. – Real Estate Law
  • Joseph L. Raad – Trusts and Estates
  • Joshua B. Vann – Real Estate Law

Two attorneys were named Ones to Watch:

  • Melissa Cassell – Real Estate Law
  • Nate Pierce – Real Estate Law

Ones to Watch recognition is given to attorneys for outstanding professional excellence, who have practiced fewer than 10 years.

It’s the eighth time Raad has appeared on the Best Lawyers list and the fifth consecutive year for Gettys and Vann.

Gettys and Vann provide clients with a wide array of residential and commercial real estate services. Both are partners in the firm. Gettys’ practice also focuses on probate administration and probate litigation.

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.

Bev Carroll is a skilled litigator, experienced business counselor and certified employment law specialist, working with businesses of all sizes on a wide range of issues. She recently served as the 2019-2020 president of the South Carolina Bar Association.

Melissa Cassell, who is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, focuses her practice on corporate law, employment law and commercial real estate.

Pierce, immediate past president of the York County Bar Association, practices in the areas of real estate litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, probate litigation and commercial landlord/tenant litigation.

The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as a leading publication covering the legal profession. This is its 27th edition.

The honor 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