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
Attorney at Law
A longtime Lowcounty resident, 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 worked here 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 (Brittney), Matt, Emily (Brett), Rachel, and Noah, a bonus son Ricky, and a granddaughter. Greenville, South Carolina was her hometown until she left there to attend college. She enjoys attending USC football games and is a member of The Garnet Society. In 2021 Rebecca was honored at a pregame ceremony as Legendary Fan of the Game. When she is not cheering on the Gamecocks, she enjoys spending time with her family and furbabies.
Robin D. Smith
Legal Assistant, Real Estate
Robin Smith joined Hale & Hale, P.A. in 1993. She currently lives in Grays, South Carolina with her husband, Sherwood. Robin grew up in Hampton, South Carolina. She loves fishing and boating and loves to spend her indispensable free time playing with her six grandchildren. Robin attended Orangeburg Tech for Secretarial Science. Robin provides assistance to our clients with real estate transactions.
Certified Paralegal, Real Estate & Probate
Meredith Lazarski joined Hale & Hale, P.A. in 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 two advanced paralegal certifications from National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA). She is also a member of the National Association for Legal Assistants, National Association for Legal Support Professionals (NALS), Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina, and Hilton Head Legal Staff Professionals, and received Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina’s Award of Excellence for the year 2017-2018. Meredith provides assistance to our clients with real estate transactions and probate administration.
Legal Assistant, Real Estate & Corporate
Kate McClain is a licensed attorney in Florida and joined Hale & Hale, P.A. in 2020. She moved to the Lowcountry in 2018. She is a member of the Bluffton Rotary Club and loves to write and relax on the beach in her free time. Kate provides assistance to our clients with real estate transactions and incorporations.
Legal Assistant, Real Estate
Marianne Biedermann joined Hale & Hale, P.A. in 2021. Marianne and her husband moved to the Lowcountry from Switzerland, falling in love with the beaches and palm trees. In her free time, Marianne loves to explore new places and do all kinds of projects with her family. She and her family are also avid Universal Studios parkgoers. Marianne provides assistance to our clients with preclosing preparation of real estate transactions and is the force that keeps the office schedule running smoothly and efficiently.
Legal Assistant, Real Estate & Probate
Deborah Risk joined Hale & Hale, P.A. in 2016. She moved to the Lowcountry in 1995 with her husband, David. Deborah previously worked at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center and as a bank teller. 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. Deborah assists with post real estate closing and post estate planning, providing follow up to ensure documents and payments are sent to the proper parties.