Morton & Gettys welcomes Dan Ballou as Senior Counsel

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Daniel J. Ballou, a veteran attorney who has more than 20 years’ experience trying cases in South Carolina courts, has joined Morton & Gettys as senior counsel.

Ballou began practicing in Rock Hill in 1993. At Morton & Gettys, he’ll focus on trial and appellate work, including commercial and construction litigation. He’s handled cases at all levels of state and federal courts in South Carolina.

His practice also will include real estate disputes as well as regulatory and administrative law. Additionally, he’ll represent companies and individuals before administrative and regulatory agencies and local zoning and planning boards, helping companies get the government approval they need for projects that will help York County grow.

“We are extremely pleased to add an attorney of Dan’s caliber to our firm,” managing partner John P. Gettys Jr. said. “Our clients will benefit from his wealth of legal experience and from the strength of his skills. His experience in real estate and construction matters in particular add depth to what already were strong practice areas for us.”

Ballou holds an AB in history from Princeton University and a juris doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. A member of the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2012, he’s active in legal as well in York County organizations, serving both his profession and his community.

Professionally, he’s been a member of the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates since 2007. He’s a past president of the York County Bar. Since 2001, he’s worked as an attorney assisting the South Carolina Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel.

His volunteer work in York County reaches across a broad spectrum of organizations, from the United Way of York County to involvement at his children’s schools.

He’s been involved in local issues as well, serving as chair of the 2011 Pennies for Progress – Citizens for Safe Roads and as vice chair of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Task for a decade.