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Liberty Oak Law Firm

Liberty Oak Law Firm

Joseph DuBois and Kori Brett McKeithan met on their first day of law school in 2000. Upon crossing paths again in 2015, Joe and Kori Brett began dating and were married in 2016. After their marriage, Kori Brett moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and assisted Joe at his law firm utilizing her Spanish language skills to assist with Spanish-speaking clients. Additionally, she capitalized on years of legal research and writing experience to assist Joe in the preparation of federal court filings.

In 2018, Kori Brett founded Liberty Oak Law Firm on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with a focus on real estate law. In 2020, Joe joined his wife at Liberty Oak to utilize his years of litigation experience. In 2022, Attorney Taylor M. Clary joined Liberty Oak as an addition to the real estate team. Liberty Oak’s attorneys have more than 45 years of combined experience and we are proud to use our cumulative knowledge to assist you with your legal matters.

With a dedicated legal team and state of the art technology, we are able to represent clients throughout the entire state of South Carolina, and we have many clients from other states as well. Our advanced technology allows us to represent our clients seamlessly, without delays in communication with our clients, our team, and the courts, regardless of where our clients may be located.

Liberty Oak Law Firm has expanded its services to offer legal assistance in the areas of real estate, estate planning, personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, timeshare disputes, and other plaintiff civil matters.

Why Liberty Oak for the name of a law firm?

After years of researching Hilton Head Island's history, the story of the Liberty Oak resonated with us. Charles Fraser, developer of the Sea Pines Resort, refused to allow the majestic 300-year old Liberty Oak to be destroyed in order to build the Harbour Town marina. To this day, the Liberty Oak's massive canopy framing the marina is the site of unforgettable weddings and other family-friendly events, including the nightly summer sing-a-longs with Gregg Russell who has performed under the Liberty Oak for more than forty-five years. 

Strong Roots, Safe Shelter, Family, and Commitment: Those are the reasons our law firm is named Liberty Oak.

Our Attorneys

Kori Brett McKeithan

Kori Brett McKeithan

Kori Brett was born in Hopewell, Virginia, but grew up in Lenoir, North Carolina. She is one of five children to parents who both had careers as public educators. As a result, education was heavily emphasized during her upbringing.

Education
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 ○ Bachelor of Science, 1997
 ○ Major: Health Policy and Administration

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
 ○ Full Scholarship
 ○ Juris Doctor, 2004
 ○ Law Journal: USC School of Law’s Journal of Law and Education, Student Editor

University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, Columbia, South Carolina
 ○ International Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Master’s Degree in Business Studies, Spanish Concentration, 2004

Bar Admissions
South Carolina, 2004

Experience Highlights
Served as law clerk to the Honorable Daniel F. Pieper in the South Carolina Circuit Court in Charleston, South Carolina, and in the South Carolina Court of Appeals in Columbia, South Carolina

Areas of Practice
○ Real Estate
○ Residential Closings
○ Wills/Estate Planning
○ Litigation

Past and Present Professional Associations and Memberships
Hilton Head Bar Association, Member
○ Beaufort County Bar Association, Member
○ Richland County Bar Association, Member
○ South Carolina Bar, Member
○ Business Networking International (BNI), Member
○ Hilton Head Area REALTORS, Affiliate Member
○ UNC Alumni Association, Member
○ Alumni Governor’s School of NC West (1992)

In her free time, Kori Brett enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, on the water, and on the miles of Hilton Head Island’s bike paths.

Joseph DuBois

Joseph DuBois

As one of four children in a military family, Joe moved around quite a bit during his formative years. He was born in Enfield, Connecticut, and attended high school in Summerville, South Carolina.

Education
The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
 ○ Full Academic Scholarship
 ○ Bachelor of Science, 2000
 ○ Major: Civil Engineering  
 ○ Honors: Dean’s List
 ○ Selected to become Mike Company Commander and a Summerall Guard

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
 ○ Juris Doctor, 2004

Bar Admissions
South Carolina, 2003
○ U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2004
○ U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2018

Experience Highlights
Clerked for The Honorable Paul E. Short, Jr. in the South Carolina Circuit Court in Chester County, South Carolina, and in the South Carolina Court of Appeals in Columbia, South Carolina

Areas of Practice
○ Personal Injury
○ Workers’ Compensation
○ Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
○ Medical Malpractice
○ Timeshare Disputes
○ Immigration

Past and Present Professional Associations and Memberships
Hilton Head Bar Association, Member
○ South Carolina Bar, Member
○ Business Networking International (BNI), Member

Between 2004 and 2013, Joe worked for private law firms in Charleston and on Hilton Head Island where he developed his passion for litigation and advocacy of those in need. In 2013, Joe was a founding member of a private law firm and handled the firm’s litigation matters, including family law, property disputes, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and timeshare disputes.

In his free time, you will find Joe on the water, at the beach, or riding along the island’s miles of bicycle paths with his family.

Taylor M. Clary

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Taylor M. Clary was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and moved to Hilton Head Island just before turning one year old. In 1998, Taylor and her family moved to Bluffton, South Carolina, where she currently resides. 

Education
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
 ○ Academic Scholarship
 ○ Bachelor of Arts, 2012
 ○ Major: Political Science  
 ○ Honors: cum laude

University of South Carolina School of Law
, Columbia, South Carolina
 ○ Juris Doctor, 2015

Bar Admissions
○ South Carolina, 2015

Areas of Practice
○ Real Estate
○ Residential Closings
○ Wills/Estate Planning

Past and Present Professional Associations and Memberships
○ Hilton Head Bar Association, Member
○ South Carolina Bar, Member
○ American Bar Association, Member
○ CL Seven, Inc. - 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Board Member
○ Dear Vietnam Vet - 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Board Member

Taylor spends her free time enjoying the Lowcountry with her dog and her daughter.

 

Latest Reviews

Joseph DuBois is the attorney to hire if you have a very unpleasant timeshare matter. After researching and speaking with several South Carolina attorneys, I soon learned he is the attorney who will actually wrestle these corporations all the way to the South Carolina Supreme Court. Watch the... Read More

Kori Brett and Joe give incredibly helpful advice. They are responsive to every message, no matter the time, and couldn't have been nicer. I could not be happier with their representation.

Joe DuBois is intelligent, hard-working, and determined. I've never met a more responsive attorney. Thank you, Joe!

Very professional. Correspondence was excellent, any questions I had were answered quickly and thoroughly explained. They stayed on top of all issues and kept me informed at all times. I would recommend their firm to anyone who needs representation.

This firm was a pleasure to do business with. They were clear about what they could possible do and they explained the process in a very clear and understandable manner. Responses to inquiries were quick and overall communications were great. I would rate them 5 stars.

Kori Brett McKeithan is one of the hardest working, most passionate legal representatives I have ever met. Her commitment to perfection is unmatched. As an attorney of over 20 years, I can unequivocally say I would trust her with any legal needs I professionally or personally have. She will not... Read More

I am so thankful to attorney McKeithan. I can't say enough about her quick turnaround. I feel like I made a lifelong friend. Thank you!

I have known Kori Brett for nine years. I am continually impressed by her knowledge and attention to detail. Her relentless pursuit of her clients' goals is incredible. She is a lawyer you can depend on and she will stop at nothing to zealously represent you in the manner every client expects.

Very detailed oriented and answer all my questions and concerns quickly and professionally. Would highly recommend!

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat-Sun By Appointment

Phone: (843) 671-5550
Fax: (888) 676-0445

Address

71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 230
Hilton Head Island SC 29928

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