Liberty Fellowship names Elizabeth Smith Owen to next class

Elizabeth Smith Owen

Liberty Fellowship has named Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner with Morton & Gettys law firm in Rock Hill, S.C., to its 14th class.

Luanne Runge, President & CEO of Liberty Fellowship, said “Each of these new fellows has a unique role in this network and helps us leverage our differences for the good of South Carolina.”

“Elizabeth is already a tremendous asset to York County,” said John Gettys, another partner with her law firm. “Now, all of South Carolina will have the chance to benefit from her leadership.”

Elizabeth’s practice concentrates on family law and education law.
She has served her community as chief municipal judge for the city of York, and also as past president of the York County Bar Association.

As a Liberty Fellow, Elizabeth will join a network of 290 statewide leaders working collaboratively as an engine of change for South Carolina.

About Liberty Fellowship

Liberty Fellowship is a statewide leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College, and The Aspen Institute. Liberty Fellowship seeks to inspire outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering the state’s leaders to realize their full potential. Fostering a values-based approach, Liberty Fellowship exposes rising leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking, and intellectual and personal development. For more information, visit

About Morton & Gettys

Established in 2001 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Morton & Gettys, LLC, is a growing firm that represents clients throughout South Carolina and beyond. Our attorneys counsel corporations, businesses of all sizes and individuals with a range of needs. The wide scope of practice areas includes business and corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, estate planning and probate law, personal injury as a result of automobile accidents and more. The firm includes experienced litigators, veteran divorce and child custody lawyers and attorneys well-versed in drunk driving law and other areas of criminal defense. For more information, please visit