A veteran attorney with a passion for working with children and their parents, Lynelle Morgan has more than a decade’s experience in family law. She’s represented clients in divorce, child custody, child support and visitation matters.

She has been a long-time advocate for survivors of domestic violence and child abuse and neglect and currently volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem for children in York County. Additionally, she’s served as a court administrator, gaining invaluable insight into the institutional side of family court proceedings.

For Lynelle, the key to any family law case is compassion. She strives to understand each client’s unique situation and to find a resolution tailored to their circumstances. She encourages clients to stay focused on the needs of their children and to try to limit conflict as much as possible during their family court case. Approaching separation and divorce from that perspective often results in better decision making in the present and a happier life after the marriage has ended.

Lynelle is a skilled communicator who prioritizes being accessible to clients and making sure they understand what is happening in their case at every step of the process. This allows clients to actively participate in their case, which often leads to better decisions and outcomes.

Prior to joining the family law team at Morton & Gettys in 2018, Lynelle served as family court administrator for North Carolina’s 26th Judicial District Court in Mecklenburg County.

Before coming to the Carolinas, Lynelle worked as a family law attorney for nonprofit legal aid agencies in Michigan. With the Michigan Legal Help Project, the Michigan Poverty Law Program and the Family Law Project, she focused on family law and domestic violence advocacy. Her work with those organizations also involved training other attorneys and creating resources for self-represented litigants. Lynelle has written about family law issues, including custody, in law journals in Michigan.

A native of Michigan, Lynelle holds a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. She currently lives in Fort Mill with her husband, Chris, and their three children.

Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor, 1993
  • Albion College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1990
Associations
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Family Law Section
  • Children’s Law Committee
  • York County Guardian ad Litem volunteer
  • Tega Cay Forever Foundation Board member
  • Ann Arbor Domestic Violence Coordinating Board past member
  • Michigan Family Law Task Force past chair
  • Michigan Bar Association Family Law Council past elected member
Reported Cases

Published Opinion, Brandt v Brandt, 250 Mich App 68; 645 NW 2d 327 (2002

Publications & Presentations
  • Rebuttable Custody Presumptions in Michigan: Beyond the Best Interest Factors in Domestic Violence Cases, Michigan Family Law Journal
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Holds that Personal Protection Orders May Include Provisions Affecting Custody and Parenting Time, Michigan Family Law Journal