Best Law Firms in America names Morton & Gettys in top tier for 2020

ROCK HILL, S.C. – In the 2020 edition of Best Law Firms, Morton & Gettys has been recognized as a top-tier firm in real estate law in the Rock Hill area.

The U.S. News–Best Lawyers® publication recognizes the top practices in the nation. This is the firm’s fourth consecutive year in the listing. Morton & Gettys was also named to Tier 2 in the area of trusts and estates law.

To qualify for Best Law Firms, at least one of the firm’s attorneys must be included in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers in America. This year, three Morton & Gettys attorneys were thus recognized. Partners John Gettys and Joshua Vann were honored in the area of real estate law, while Joe Raad was named in trusts and estates.

The 2020 edition marked the sixth time Raad had received the recognition, while Gettys and Vann were being honored for the third consecutive year. Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as a leading publication covering the legal profession. This was the 26th edition of Best Lawyers.

“It is gratifying to be recognized yet again by this national publication,” firm co-founder John Gettys said. “It is particularly meaningful to be recognized as a Best Law Firm in America by our peers in the legal profession.”

Best Lawyers in America, which thousands of lawyers and corporations use annually, is regarded as a definitive guide to the legal profession in the United States. Based on confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country, the guide is advertisement-free and no fee is required to be included. All attorneys in the publication are subject to peer review within both their practice areas and their cities.

Once a firm is eligible, clients and colleagues evaluate the whole firm on key factors including knowledge, responsiveness, integrity and cost effectiveness. Attorneys are also asked if they consider the firm to be a worthy competitor. The data is then complied to determine final rankings in Best Law Firms in America. For more information, see