John Gettys named Lawyer of the Year by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

September 2, 2021

John Gettys has been chosen as Lawyer of the Year for 2021 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Gettys received the recognition at the annual S.C. Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Awards event in Charleston on Friday, Aug. 20. Gettys was one of 27 S.C. attorneys being recognized at the event, with the Lawyer of the Year not announced until the end of the night.

He is one of the two co-founders of Morton & Gettys law firm, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The Leadership in Law Awards honor outstanding members of South Carolina’s legal community who have excelled in their law practices, made significant contributions to society, and had an impact on the practice of law.

Gettys’ wide-ranging practice focuses on real estate, probate administration and probate litigation. He is the current mayor of Rock Hill, elected in 2017.

The Leadership in Law Awards were “created to honor legal professionals licensed and practicing law in the state of South Carolina, who have gone above and beyond in their profession and their community.” Learn more about the awards here:


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