Plaintiffs lawyers’ association names M&G partner Richards McCrae as president

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The South Carolina Association of Justice, the state’s largest association of plaintiff lawyers, is now led by Morton & Gettys partner Richards McCrae.

He became president of the association following the SCAJ business meeting on Aug. 6.

SCAJ, with nearly 1,500 members, is dedicated to promoting an open and fair justice system and preserving the right to trial-by-jury.

“This organization is dedicated to the same cause that has guided my professional career – fighting on behalf of individuals against the powerful, wealthy and well-connected,” said Richards. “I am proud to be a member of SCAJ and am honored to serve as the association’s president for the next twelve months.”

Richards is a York County native who joined Morton & Gettys in 2009. He represents clients in a wide range of personal injury matters, including car, truck and boating accidents, work-related injuries, medical malpractice, and wrongful-death cases. His experience enables him to handle these cases effectively and efficiently, with a strong emphasis on obtaining the best possible result for clients in a timely manner. Learn more about his practice at

Richards earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina in 2001, and his juris doctorate from the USC School of Law in 2004. After that, he clerked for Judge John C. Hayes of the 16th Judicial Circuit.

He serves the community through a variety of local and state organizations. He has been on the SCAJ board of governors since 2012, and a former board member of both the Children’s Attention Home of Rock Hill and Good Folks of York County.

Richards and his wife, Jennifer, live in Rock Hill with their three children.