Two Morton & Gettys attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers for 2020

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Bev Carroll and Elizabeth Smith Owen have been recognized for their professional excellence by Super Lawyers® for 2020.

Bev has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of employment and labor law in the Rock Hill area, while Elizabeth has again been named a Rising Star for 2020 in the area of family law.

Bev is the current president of the South Carolina Bar, having held several other leadership positions with the Bar over the years.  Bev is a certified employment and labor specialist and regularly represents employers in employment and business litigation.  In 2019, she received the Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Employment & Labor Law Section of the South Carolina Bar.

A certified mediator who can help parties resolve issues without a lengthy court case, Bev is also a trial lawyer who regularly represents clients in court proceedings. She is licensed in all levels of state and federal courts in South Carolina and North Carolina.

Bev currently serves as Chair of the Rock Hill Public Parks & Recreation Commission and on the Board of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation.

Elizabeth, a partner with Morton & Gettys, is an experienced divorce lawyer who represents clients in cases involving such issues as child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, visitation, adoption, and prenuptial agreements. She also practices education law, counseling school districts on topics ranging from social media issues and legal compliance to general liability.

Outside of her work at Morton & Gettys, she serves her broader community. She is a Liberty Fellow and current president of the Early Learning Partnership of York County and chairwoman of the York County Community Foundation. She served as the part-time chief municipal judge for the City of York for five years, and is a past president of the York County Bar Association.

The ”Rising Stars” designation is used to recognize lawyers who are either younger than 40 or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

The Super Lawyers selection process starts with peer nominations, followed by independent research that assesses lawyers in 12 areas. Evaluations from colleagues in the same practice areas also are included. Rising Stars honors go to attorneys who have practiced less than 10 years or are younger than 40. Only about 2.5 percent of the lawyers nominated earn Rising Star honors each year.

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