Morton serving on York County Free Clinic Advisory Council

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – James Morton, one of the founding partners of Morton & Gettys, has been appointed to the serve on the York County Free Clinic Advisory Council.

The facility, located in Rock Hill, is the only non-profit medical clinic in York County. It operates without government subsidies, serving uninsured low-income adults ages 18 to 64, providing them with quality medical and dental care regardless of their ability to pay.

Patients come to the clinic for primary care and minor illnesses as well as for help managing chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Lab services, prescriptions and eye care are available as well.

Annually, the clinic has about 3,000 patient visits. It recently expanded its hours to reach more of York County’s 34,000 uninsured residents.

The Advisory Council consists of more than a dozen other community leaders from various professions, including education, health care and banking. Industry leaders and other attorneys also serve on the council. It serves as the clinic’s ambassadors in the community, proving networking and outreach.

Morton, along with John Gettys, founded Morton & Gettys in 2001. Morton, who served as a prosecutor and public defender before entering private practice, focuses on criminal defense, assisting clients accused of felonies or misdemeanors. He has decades of experience in the criminal justice system and has both defended and prosecuted high-profile cases, including some that have drawn national attention. He has served at times as a special prosecutor in York, Chesterfield and Sumter counties.

He also represents clients in personal injury cases, including wrongful death actions and workers’ compensation cases.

Morton also is a leader in both the legal and Rock Hill communities. He has served on the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission of Lawyers, which investigates allegations of attorney misconduct, since 2007. He also has volunteered his time to serve on boards and advisory councils for local and statewide nonprofit organizations throughout his career.