Name: William T. Ligon Jr.
Family: My wife Kim and I have been married for 26 years and we have two sons and three daughters.
Years in the Golden Isles: My family moved to Glynn County when I was 10 years old and we have called it home since. Before that, my family lived in Spain for six years, where my parents were missionaries. My first school was one where no one spoke English and of course I could not speak Spanish.
School: I graduated from Glynn Academy, Valdosta State College and Mercer Law School.
Occupation: I am an attorney and the owner of the Ligon Firm P.C. in Brunswick, Ga. After graduating from law school in 1986, I worked for a law firm in Dallas, Texas. I really missed the Golden Isles and moved back in 1988. I worked for a local firm for five years and started my practice in 1993. Now two other attorneys work for our firm. We specialize in closings on the purchase and sale of real estate, clearing title issues, and helping clients with probate matters.
Describe the perfect Saturday spent in the Golden Isles: Spending time with my family outdoors. The boys and I like to fish for trout and redfish. They gave me a fly rod for my birthday which has certainly been a challenge. The girls also like to spend time outdoors. We like to ride horses, go boating and keep a nice garden. In my spare time, I tend to several beehives.
A local you admire: My father, Bill Ligon. He is a perfect example of what it means to be a servant leader, and he is still going strong at the age of 90 serving his community.
What inspired you to start the Ligon Firm? I have always enjoyed working for myself. For example, when I was in school my brother and I owned a window-washing business. We would wash the windows of the motels on Jekyll Island and various businesses around town. It seemed natural to open the Ligon Firm.
What does a typical day look like for you as founder and
attorney at the Ligon Firm? We spend a great deal of time preparing for the closing, this includes a review of the title search, putting the closing documents together, and at times resolving issues with the title. The best part is working with clients at the closing.
In what ways are you involved in our local community? This past January I retired from 10 years of serving as our State Senator in Atlanta. Priorities for our community included securing funding for projects at the college, the technical school, our public library and the East Coast Greenway, a
network of bicycling trails running from St. Mary’s to
Savannah. I also worked to ensure the protection of our rivers and marshes which are an integral part of life in Coastal Georgia.