Morton & Gettys, LLC
A co-founder of the firm, John Gettys’ wide-ranging practice focuses on real estate, probate administration, probate litigation and personal injury. He is a preferred closing attorney for some the area’s best-known developers and builders, handling all types of residential real estate closings from purchases to re-finances and home equity lines of credit.
John is an experienced probate litigator. He regularly assists clients with pursuing guardianships and conservatorships for children, aging adults and those with special needs in contested and uncontested matters. Additionally, he has served as counsel for personal representatives and heirs in will disputes as well as trustees and beneficiaries in matters involving the interpretation of trusts.
John is a Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator. In mediation settings, John works with interested parties to achieve a collaborative consensus on difficult issues to help avoid litigation.
John has represented numerous clients in claims arising from motor vehicle accidents and other matters resulting in catastrophic injury. In cases that result in insurance settlements, John draws on his knowledge as a probate attorney to offer advice to clients and their families on the establishment of life-care plans for seriously injured victims.
Always in service to his community, John was elected mayor of Rock Hill in 2017. He also serves on the Jeffrey Williams Foundation and is a member of the advisory board of South State Bank. He’s served as chairman of the Rock Hill Sports Commission, that has worked to bring, among other events, the 2017 BMX World Championship to Rock Hill. John is a former Rock Hill City Council member, serving Ward 4 from 2002 -2010.
John and his wife, Christi, live in Rock Hill with their three sons, Jack, Grier, and Evan.