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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. They crossed paths again in 2015 and were married in 2016. Kori Brett then moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and assisted Joe at his previous 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 expand its services due to his years of litigation experience. Liberty Oak’s attorneys have more than 40 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, LLC formation, 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.

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
○ LLC Formation
○ Residential Closings
○ Litigation

Past and Present Professional Associations and Memberships
○ South Carolina Bar, Member
○ Beaufort County Bar Association, Member
○ Hilton Head Bar Association, Member
○ Richland County Bar Association, Member
○ Hilton Head Area REALTORS, Affiliate Member
○ Sea Pines Women's Club
○ Business Networking International (BNI), 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.

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
Georgia, 2023

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
○ Civil Litiigation

Past and Present Professional Associations and Memberships
Hilton Head Bar Association, Member
○ South Carolina Bar, Member
○ Business Networking International (BNI), Member
○ Sea Pines Community Services Associates (CSA) Safety, Security, and Transportation Committee, Member
○ Town of Hilton Head Island Planning Commission, Member
○ South Carolina Board of Professional Engineers and Surveyors, Certified Engineer in Training
○ United States Patent and Trademark Office, Provisional Patent Agent

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. 

Latest Reviews

Mr. DuBois and his team fought for me and won more than I thought possible. I could not be happier.

Shelley S
Shelley S
21 March 2023

Very pleased with the way everything was handled & the reasonable cost to help us get out of the grip of the timeshare company we were dealing with!!! Thank you guys so much & God bless you all!!

G. A.
16 August 2022

Kori Brett has been an incredible advocate for us throughout an atypical property purchase. Her guidance has not only helped us avoid a huge liability, but has protected our interests and our assets in the process. She's been a strategic, responsive, and fastidious partner and I could not recommend... Read More

Cat d.
Cat d.
28 May 2022

It has been a pleasure working with these lawyers. We think they did and outstanding job, we appreciate all the time you put in it. We will call you again if we have something to come up. Again we want to thank you and your firm outstanding job

Kenneth P
22 November 2021

Joe is an absolute pleasure to work with and my wife & I couldn't be happier with how they worked our case and kept us up to date on current events concerning our long journey through the legal process. I would highly recommend them for your legal needs, they're great

15 September 2021

Joe and his team made a potentially uncomfortable situation extremely comfortable. they were always friendly and easy to work with. Everyone was professional in every sense. I would highly recommend this firm. Thank you for everything.

Lisa L
23 July 2021

5 stars! Joe was so helpful in helping me deal with my timeshare. Long story short, I had gotten roped into bad timeshare business. I had never used an attorney for anything, never had to, so I was nervous. I also read reviews which helped me in choosing them, as you read you will see how many good... Read More

Emily Taggart
15 June 2021

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

Tammy J.
15 May 2021

A very professional firm that has the knowledge and desire to deal with unethical timeshare industry.

Larry Patterson
11 May 2021

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.

Charles M.
19 April 2021

I highly recommend the team at Liberty Oak Law Firm. I had a serious work-related injury. Joe and his team worked tirelessly to ensure that, not only my medical needs were taken care of, but that I am fully back to work. If you have any concerns about a work related injury and the tricky world of... Read More

VS Miller
3 April 2021

Joe listened, advised me, and successfully helped me close my time share in less than four months!
I already referred one person and highly recommend Joe to anyone who is “stuck” in a timeshare that is not in his or her best interest.

Martha R
15 February 2021

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.

Edward W.
11 February 2021

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!

Laura S.
2 February 2021

We received excellent , professional, and very courteous service from the law firm of Liberty Oak and therefore highly recommend them

Maureen L
5 November 2020

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.

Jon S.
9 October 2020

Liberty Oak law firm is AMAZING He worked with my husband and I diligently and professionally from the start. I highly recommend Joe and his firm and will forever be indebted to him for his expertise in assisting me in fighting this timeshare company. Joe- YOU ARE AWESOME!!

Michael Olson
12 September 2020

Wow what can I say about Joe my attorney, great guy and was always available to help me to understand what to expect. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a great lawyer, thank you Joe for helping me and my family.

Heriberto Figueroa
Heriberto Figueroa
26 August 2020

Excellent! I would highly recommend.

Alexis P.
17 July 2020

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

Eric B.
30 June 2020

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.

Caroline C.
24 June 2020

Excellent communication and customer service from the entire staff.

15 June 2020

This firm was recommended to my husband and I by a local attorney, because of their expertise with timeshare contracts. I would likewise recommend them. Joe has been so awesome. He is professional, attentive and compassionate. He has answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. He moved... Read More

Juli B
15 June 2020

Very professional. Answered my questions, was always available, and she had my best interests at heart. I would recommend Kori Brett to anyone in need of legal help.

Tiffany C.
11 June 2020

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

David D.
10 June 2020

The law office of Liberty Oak is a very easy going but super professional group. My questions and concerns (even the dumb questions) were answered professionally and without the feeling of judgement, which is what I needed to have them help me terminate a time share contract! It was simple, easy... Read More

Kirk E
5 June 2020

Thanks to Joseph DuBois and this firm we were able to be released from our timeshare. They were diligent and kept us up to date on every step of the process. I would highly recommend them.

Grace J.
30 November -0001

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

E. B.
30 November -0001

Joe and his people were always willing to take time with us and our Daughter. Our daughter was always singing their praises. She was always saying how much she loved working with this group. Thank you to Joe and all your staff for the care you gave, for a job done with such care. God Bless from our... Read More

Millie F.
30 November -0001

We had an excellent experience with Mr. DuBois. Our timeshare issue was resolved to our satisfaction, simply, quickly and with a minimum of stress. Crossing international boundaries can present challenges in any legal matters. In our case, Mr. DuBois managed to conduct the transaction without... Read More

Sara S.
30 November -0001

Honest, respectful attorneys with great communication with attorneys and staff.

Stephanie A.
30 November -0001