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The Law Offices of Hale & Hale

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A Lowcountry Law Firm

Hale & Hale P.A. is a multi-service law firm with more than 30 years of service to our clients.

Backed up by a highly efficient team, Hale & Hale P.A is spearheaded by Rebecca Hale, a native of Missouri but a lifelong South Carolinian. She has been practicing law in the Lowcountry since 1985.

Our practice areas include real estate law, business law, probate, and estate planning. With a staff of experienced legal assistants, we strive to make your real estate transactions seamless as we navigate your journey through the process. We also strive to provide efficient estate planning and probate administration at a reasonable cost to our clients and their families.

In addition to providing law services, Hale & Hale P.A. knows how to give back to the community through volunteering our time and providing pro bono services. We also contribute funds from every real estate, closing to a different local charity every month.

We are conveniently located in Moss Creek Village for our Hilton Head Island and Bluffton clients. We also have a satellite office located in Okatie, near Sun City (available by appointment only).

We look forward to assisting you!

Our Legal Team

Rebecca Hendricks Hale

Rebecca Hendricks Hale

Attorney at Law

Rebecca H. Hale graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1983 and the USC School of Journalism in 1980. She worked for the SC School Boards Association as a staff attorney/director of policy until moving here in 1985 and working for a local law firm until 1991 when she joined her late husband’s predecessor firm, which then became Hale & Hale, P.A.

She has five children James, Matt, Emily, Rachel, and Noah. Greenville, South Carolina, was her hometown until she left there to attend college. She enjoys attending college football games and spending time with her family.

Meredith Lazarski

Meredith Lazarski

Certified Paralegal, Real Estate & Probate

Meredith Lazarski joined Hale & Hale, P.A., in the year 2002 and has lived in the  Lowcountry since 1992. She became the first South Carolina Certified Paralegal from Beaufort County in 2016. Meredith is a B.A. graduate from the University of South Carolina and holds an advanced paralegal certification from National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA). She is also a member of the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA), National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS), Legal Staff Professionals for South Carolina, and the Hilton Head Legal Staff Professionals.

Meredith also received Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina’s Award of Excellence for the year 2017-18. Meredith provides assistance to our clients with real estate transactions and probate administration.

Robin D. Smith

Robin D. Smith

Legal Assistant, Real Estate

Robin Smith, with her husband and youngest son, Adam-Lee, currently lives in Grays, South Carolina. She grew up in Hampton, South Carolina. Robin joined Hale & Hale, P.A., in 1993. She loves fishing and boating and also loves to spend her indispensable free time playing with her five grandchildren. She attended Orangeburg Tech for Secretarial Science.  Robin provides assistance to our clients with real estate transactions.

Deborah Risk

Deborah Risk

Legal Assistant, Real Estate Planning

Debbie moved to the Lowcountry in 1995 with her husband, David. She previously worked at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and as a bank teller until joining Hale & Hale, P.A., in 2016. She has two daughters, Mette, who lives in New Zealand, and Tamara, who lives in North Dakota, as well as one grandson, Henry. Her fun activities are tennis and playing with her little dog, Auggie.

She assists with post real estate closing and post estate planning, providing follow up to ensure documents and payments are sent to the proper parties.

Linda Mayo

Linda Mayo

Legal Assistant, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate

Linda Mayo previously worked for attorney William Sullivan in Richmond, VA. Before moving to South Carolina in 1995. After she moved here, she worked in a medical office for ten years and retired before joining our team to work part-time. She also enjoys volunteer work and her golf game.

Kate McClain

Kate McClain

Legal Assistant, Real Estate & Probate

Kate McClain is a licensed attorney in Florida and joined Hale & Hale, P.A., in 2020 to work part-time as a real estate paralegal. She assists in real estate closing document preparation. Kate moved to the Lowcountry in 2018. She is also a member of the Bluffton Rotary Club and works part-time as a realtor.

Kate loves to provide homeownership to those who dream of having their own home. She loves to write and relax on the beach in her free time.

Sandra Sarver

Sandra Sarver

Legal Assistant, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate

Sandra joined Hale and Hale in 2019 in the real estate division to assist with title insurance policy preparation. Before this, she worked with other law firms as a real estate assistant and licensed title insurance agent. Before moving to South Carolina in 1986, Sandra worked as a teacher in Ohio. She has an Education degree from Ohio State University.

Sandra and her husband Jerry, have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys college football and loves to visit Ohio for the same from time to time.

Libby Johnson

Libby Johnson

Legal Assistant, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate

Libby Johnson is a 1977 graduate from Piedmont Technical College. She has worked in the field of mortgage lending and at professional and executive positions in C&S Bank, Nations Bank, and Bank of America. She joined Hale & Hale, P.A., in 2011. She is the force that keeps the office schedule running smoothly and efficiently.  She and her husband Mike built their home in Hilton Head Plantation in 1983, where they raised their two daughters.

Her joy is spending time with her two grandsons, visiting her mother and family, and attending college football games in the fall with her family.

Our Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Business Law

Probate & Estate Planning

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