Morton & Gettys honored in Best Law Firms in America

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys is being included in the just-released 2017 Best Law Firms in America for its work in Trusts & Estate Law.

Morton & Gettys is listed among Tier 2 law firms in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, an area that includes Rock Hill. In 2016, a mere 16 total estate planning firms in the Charlotte market were listed in the Best Law Firms publication and online directory.

“To be included among firms that our peers in the legal profession rank among the top in the nation is a testament to the fine work we do at Morton & Gettys,” firm co-founder John P. Gettys said. “We are truly honored.”

To even be considered for the annual publication, a firm first must have at least one attorney listed in Best Lawyers in America. Morton & Gettys senior counsel Joseph L. Raad, a certified specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, has been honored in Trusts & Estate Law yearly since 2012.

From there, questionnaires are sent to other attorneys in the same practice area in the same metropolitan area, inquiring about a firm’s performance in key areas such as integrity, cost-effectiveness, responsiveness and civility. The data from those questionnaires are combined with client feedback to determine inclusion in Best Law Firms in America and to calculate final rankings.

The estate planning team at Morton & Gettys is poised to assist clients with a wide range of needs, from creating a business succession plan to forming trusts. The estate planning attorneys also offer fiduciary services, serving as trustees, trust administrators and personal representatives.

Morton & Gettys estate planning lawyers represent clients of all levels of wealth, from those needing a simple Last Will and Testament to those with multi-million dollar estates. They also assist with drafting powers of attorney and conservatorships and guardianships.