Super Lawyers names Elizabeth Smith Owen as a Rising Star in SC

ROCK HILL, SC – Elizabeth Smith Owen has been named by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for 2019 in the area of Family Law in South Carolina.

A partner with Morton & Gettys law firm in Rock Hill, Elizabeth is an experienced divorce lawyer who represents clients in cases involving such issues as child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, visitation, adoption, and prenuptial agreements. She also practices education law, counseling school districts on topics ranging from social media issues and legal compliance to general liability.

Outside of her work at Morton & Gettys, she serves her broader community in a number of ways. She is a Liberty Fellow and current President of the Early Learning Partnership of York County.  She served as the part-time chief municipal judge for the City of York for five years, and is a past president of the York County Bar Association.

She exhibits a passion for education and her community, volunteering with a number of community youth- and family-oriented organizations. She is board president for the Early Learning Partnership of York County, and vice-president of the York County Community Foundation. She co-founded the annual Running of the Turkeys charity 5k on Thanksgiving, and she serves on the board for the York County Natural Gas Authority. She is also a Liberty Fellow, a member of the class of 2019.

Super Lawyers selected Owen for this honor after a stringent review.

The selection process starts with peer nominations, followed by independent research that assesses lawyers in 12 areas. Evaluations from colleagues in the same practice areas also are included. Rising Stars honors go to attorneys who have practiced less than 10 years or are younger than 40. Only about 2.5 percent of the lawyers nominated earn Rising Star honors each year.

More than 13 million people nationwide receive Super Lawyers Magazine each year. A companion piece, South Carolina Super Lawyers, reaches more than 100,000.