Firm History

Michael Hall commenced the practice of law in 1981 after practicing as a Certified Public Accountant for 7 years. He concentrated his law practice on taxation, business formation, estate planning, probate & contract law.

In 1985, he was appointed County Guardian in Dougherty County, Georgia, and, over the next several years, was appointed County Guardian in Lee County, Georgia, and named as a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Guardian.

In 1993 he became a partner in the firm of Donaldson, Hall, Martin, Garvey & Bell. Lauren Williamson joined that firm in 1995 and in 2001 she and Mr. Hall formed the firm of Hall & Williamson. Since that time, Mr. Hall's practice has been predominantly in probate and estate planning and Ms. Williamson's practice has been predominantly in real estate and all aspects of family law. She is the County Guardian in Randolph County, Georgia, an adjunct County Guardian in Lee County, Georgia and has also been named as a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Guardian. In 2010, Alexander Hart joined the firm as a partner after practicing with other firms in Albany for eight years. Mr. Hart's practice is predominantly in probate and real estate, with emphasis on litigation in those areas, including particularly assisting real estate investors to perfect title to properties purchased at tax sales. He has also been named as a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Guardian.

The firm restricts its practice, in that we do not serve as lead counsel in any matter involving criminal law, bankruptcy or personal injury. We do assist other firms with aspects of those matters where our particular expertise can add value for the client.

In appropriate circumstances we also assist clients in the areas of securities law, franchising, mergers, acquisitions, Medicaid and Estate Recovery issues and litigating or resolving income and estate tax controversies.

Firm Philosophy

Our practice is restricted to those areas where our special training or expertise allows us to render the highest quality service at a price which our fellow citizens can afford. The partners in our firm do not spend their days seeking out work which can be done by associates in a back room, but rather, assisted by our able paralegals, personally represent our clients...


We are committed to protecting our clients' personal and private information. We do not, without permission, reveal the identity of our clients. Clients are advised of all inquiries and direction is requested. All information acquired by our firm from any client is held in confidence, and will not be used other than for the purpose of representing that particular client, and will be disclosed to a third party only as necessary...