Six at Morton & Gettys included in new editions of “Best Lawyers in America”

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Six attorneys at Morton & Gettys are included in the just-released 2023 edition of “Best Lawyers in America” and “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.” All have been recognized for multiple years in the national peer-reviewed guides. Estate planning and probate law specialist Joe Raad is marking ten years of honors, while John Gettys and Joshua Vann have been included for five consecutive editions.

The attorneys and their honors:
• Beverly A. Carroll: Employment Law – Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment
• John P. Gettys Jr.: Real Estate Law
• Joseph L. Raad: Trusts and Estates
• Joshua B. Vann: Real Estate Law
• Melissa Cassell: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law, Ones to Watch
• Nate Pierce: Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law, Ones to Watch

“Best Lawyers in America” bills itself as a comprehensive guide to the country’s top attorneys. The selection process begins with a peer nomination. Next, attorneys in the same geographic region and practice areas evaluate the nominees. Independent research verifies attorneys’ credentials before the final selection is made.

The selection process is the same for “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which includes attorneys who have practiced for less than ten years.

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 about our firm, please visit For more information about our personal injury practice, please visit

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