Best Law Firms rates Morton & Gettys in Tier 1 for real estate law in 2022 edition

ROCK HILL, S.C. – In the 2022 edition of Best Law Firms, Morton & Gettys – which is celebrating 20 years in practice – has once again been honored as a Tier-1 firm in Real Estate Law in the Rock Hill area.

This is the firm’s sixth consecutive year in the listing by the Best Lawyers in America® publication, which recognizes the top practices in the nation by community and practice area. Morton & Gettys was also recognized in the area of Trusts and Estates law, as it was last year.

To qualify for Best Law Firms, at least one of the firm’s attorneys must have already been included in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers in America. This year, four Morton & Gettys attorneys made that list, and two others were on the accompanying Ones to Watch list for attorneys in their first decade of practice.

Beverly Carroll, John Gettys, Joseph Raad and Joshua Vann were on the Best Lawyers list, while Melissa Cassell and Nate Pierce were recognized as Ones to Watch.

“This is always an honor,” firm co-founder John Gettys said. “But it has particular meaning for us this year, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a firm.”

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