Morton & Gettys attorneys honored in new edition of “Best Lawyers”

ROCK HILL, SC: Six Morton & Gettys attorneys are honored in an impressive variety of practice areas in the just-released 2023 “Best Lawyers in America.”

A peer-reviewed guide to the nation’s top attorney, the latest edition of “Best Lawyers in America” includes four Morton & Gettys lawyers. Two additional attorneys are included in the companion piece, “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys who have practiced less than ten years.

Morton & Gettys attorneys have long histories of inclusion in the directory. Joe Raad is marking his tenth year of honors, while John Gettys and Josh Vann have earned recognition for five consecutive years.

This year’s honorees and their practice areas:

  • Bev Carroll: Litigation – Labor and Employment and Employment Law – Management
  • John Gettys: Real Estate Law
  • Joe Raad: Trusts and Estates
  • Joshua Vann: Real Estate Law
  • Melissa Cassell: Real Estate Law and Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Ones to Watch
  • Nate Pierce: Real Estate Law and Land Use and Zoning Law, Ones to Watch

Gettys and Vann, both partners at the firm, offer clients a variety of residential and commercial real estate services. Gettys’ practice also includes probate administration and litigation. Vann also represents clients in development and commercial finance.

A certified specialist in estate planning and probate, Raad helps clients use an array of tools that help them take care of their and their families futures, including trusts and business succession planning.

Carroll is a certified specialist in employment law, experienced business counselor and skilled litigator who assists businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal needs. She is licensed in North Carolina in addition to South Carolina.

Cassell practices corporate law, commercial real estate and employment law. She is licensed in North Carolina and Georgia in addition to South Carolina.

Pierce’s practice includes representing clients in a range of matters, including real estate, business, probate and construction litigation. He is licensed in North Carolina in addition to South Carolina. 

About Best Lawyers

The annual selection process begins with a nomination. Peers in the same geographic region and same practice area then review each candidate. Before final selection, independent research verifies each candidate’s credentials.

A companion guide, “Best Law Firms in America” is released annual in November. To qualify, firm must have at least one attorney included in “Best Lawyers.” Morton & Gettys has been listed in “Best Law Firms” each of the past two years.