Morton & Gettys welcomes Rock Hill native Pierce as an associate
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys’ newest associate is Nate Pierce, a Rock Hill native who’s returning to his hometown to practice law after a year-long judicial clerkship. He plans to focus his practice on civil litigation.
Pierce graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2016. During his three years, he won numerous awards and honors. These included induction into Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity and a CALI Awards in Insurance Law, Conflict of Laws, and Comparative Law. That prestigious honor goes to the student with the top grade average in a class.
His leadership skills were recognized by both instructors and peers. He was selected to participate in the law school’s Konduros Leadership Development Program for third-year students identified with leadership potential. He received the Claud Sapp Award in recognition of leadership, industry and academics after a vote of classmates.
After completing law school, Pierce served a clerkship under the Hon. John C. Hayes III, a Circuit Court judge based in York County, South Carolina. It was during that year, as he watched numerous criminal and civil trials, that he decided to pursue a career in litigation. “I’d been wanting to do litigation for some time. I acquired an interest in litigation while participating on USC Law’s Mock Trial team, where I served on the executive board and was a member of travel teams,” he said.
Pierce earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Clemson University in 2012. After completing his degree, he worked for a year for Warren Norman Company, a development firm in Rock Hill, as he prepared for law school. The son of David and Kerri Pierce, he’s a 2008 graduate of Rock Hill’s Northwestern High School.