WELCOME TO Lighthouse Law Firm
Lighthouse Law Firm was established for a reason. We preserve the ideals of our founding fathers while employing forward thinking and cutting-edge methods. Our commitment is to provide high quality, innovative, legal service with urgency, compassion, and skill.
Our business practice addresses all your needs for starting a new venture or sustaining an established business. We handle the formalities of filings and tax elections, but realize the importance of internal business controls. We spend quality time listening to your goals and objectives, then we ask questions, analyze risk, and help you think through your business structure. Ultimately, we put pen to paper and tailor your agreements to your wishes. Put simply, our business is taking care of yours.
Our real estate transactional services are all encompassing- negotiations, contract drafting, due diligence counsel, title examination, title insurance, and closing. Being TRID certified, we are qualified to handle residential loan closings. We are also equipped to handle all types of commercial transactions for both sales and acquisitions, which includes start to finish developer representation. Additionally, we handle a wide range of real estate litigation matters, including boundary line disputes, dispossessories, foreclosures, quiet title actions, and tax appeals. If you need real estate legal representation, we are your firm!
In addition to real estate cases, our litigation practice also includes business disputes, collections, construction disputes, contract disputes, and personal injury. We handle any of your personal needs, such as probate, will drafting, advanced healthcare directives, and power of attorney services.
Last, but not least, we are passionate about doing charitable work. Time is set aside weekly for such work, and a week is never missed. The same focus and energy is given to our charitable work as to the most lucrative transactions. There are others who are fortunate enough to have careers performing solely charitable work. We applaud them and often offer our services pro bono.
Lighthouse Law Firm was created to serve you. Give us a call today for your free consultation. Let’s get to work!
Joshua is the founder and owner of Lighthouse Law Firm. He is married to Jessica Griffith Hale, who was born and raised in Macon, and they have one son, John “Wilder” Hale. He graduated cum laude from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where he served in numerous capacities, including as the Chief Justice of the Honor Court and the Georgia Survey Editor of the Mercer Law Review. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown College, where he played football.
A unique practice has grown up around Joshua that is primarily focused on real estate transactions. He routinely handles every aspect of deals from contract through closing, including issuing title insurance policies. Dovetailing with his transactional practice, Joshua offers business counsel. He serves as general counsel for several business and homeowner’s associations.
While specializing in transactional work, what makes his practice unique is that he handles a variety of legal matters for people in the community. Joshua is what some would consider an “old-fashioned” lawyer in the sense that he does not shy away from handling matters outside his specialty. He enjoys learning new concepts and using his legal acumen to serve his clients. Basically, if you have a legal issue, Joshua is committed to making sure your needs are met.
Last, but not least, Joshua is invested in his community. Not only does he perform a significant amount of pro bono legal work, but he is involved in numerous local charitable efforts. Namely, he is a member of the Griffith Family Charitable Foundation, serves on Woodfield Academy’s Board of Trustees, and is actively involved in the local addiction recovery community. He sits on the board of Centenary Community Ministries, Inc. with whom he has partnered to establish and operate the Centenary Transitional House, which is a men’s residential addiction treatment program.
Kathy’s professional career has been steeped in real estate from every angle for roughly 20 years. She got her feet wet at Century South Bank where she worked in the mortgage department for several years. She expanded her skills by transitioning into a law firm where she served as a Legal Assistant handling real estate closings for roughly five (5) years. Then, she teamed up with Atlantic Southern Bank’s mortgage department and spent the next seven (7) years handling all types of lending, yet with a focus on commercial work. Kathy’s exposure to commercial transactions opened a door for her to re-enter the legal transactional domain. From 2012 until May, 2016 she worked at a Macon law firm handling complex commercial transactions, most of which were large land deals.
In May of 2016, Kathy helped get Lighthouse Law Firm up and running. While her skills and experience are invaluable, Kathy’s passion for serving clients is perhaps her greatest attribute. She is a tireless worker who embodies the mission of Lighthouse Law Firm.
- Any individual who will be on title must appear at the closing to sign closing documents.
- Bring at least two forms of identification:
- (1) your photo identification, such as Driver’s License or ID Card;
- (2) one other form of identification, such as a credit card, debit card, social security card, or birth certificate.
- You need to have met any requirements of your lender, such as having Homeowner/Hazard Insurance, at or before closing.
- The purchase price must be paid with Certified Funds. Certified checks must be made payable to Lighthouse Law Firm IOLTA Trust Account and must be deposited twenty-four (24) hours prior to closing.
Wire transfers can be completed on the day of closing.
Please call for wiring instructions.
- Provide a link to a PDF of the Seller Info Sheet
- If there is a divorce, bankruptcy, death, impending foreclosure, or other title issue, which you think may affect your closing, please notify us immediately. Please indicate the potential problem and have contact names and telephone numbers prepared so we may research any issues.
- Bring your Driver’s License, or some form of photo identification, to closing.
- If you are required to bring funds to the closing, the funds must be certified. Certified checks must be made payable to Lighthouse Law Firm IOLTA Trust Account and
must be deposited twenty-four (24) hours prior to closing. Wire transfers can be completed on the day of closing.
Please call for wiring instructions.
- If the seller is an entity, we will need current evidence of signing authority for the person(s) who will be signing at closing, and their official title.
- If any seller is using an existing power of attorney and will not be attending closing, we must receive a copy of the power of attorney at least three business days prior to closing. If the power of attorney is approved, the original must be brought to closing.