After graduating from Wake Forest University and Brooklyn Law School, I knew that I wanted to pursue an area of law where I would face new, daily challenges and have meaningful interactions with people. I found that perfect balance with real estate. I began my real estate law career in 1998 and since then have worn every hat, including managing pre-closing, post-closing, bookkeeping, and document preparation tasks. The satisfaction of streamlining important and potentially stressful closing transactions inspired the formation of Hodge & Temple in 2006, a firm that would allow our attorneys to pursue a shared passion for helping people, while affording each of us the time to start our own families. I know a house is more than a home. It is a financial and emotional investment, which becomes a part of who we are. I have had homes everywhere from Ohio to California, from Brazil to North Carolina. I’m thrilled to now be making my home in Marietta, Georgia with my husband, Greg, and our two children, Charlie and Delaney.
Katie Temple Keehfus
Raised in Auburn, Alabama, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a degree in English. I quickly realized that real estate law would give me the ability to merge my love of reading with my joy of dealing with people on a personal level. Atlanta became home while I attended Emory University School of Law. After graduation, I worked at a small real estate firm where I met Meredith Hodge. She was my mentor at the time and we decided we could give our clients a more boutique experience if we set out on our own. Our business opened in 2006 and we strive every day to ensure that each customer is treated like my own family, which consists of my husband, two little boys, and our sweet home. We live in Morningside and love being a part of the community we serve.
Born at Northside Hospital and a graduate of the University of Georgia, I have strong roots in the Atlanta area. After college, I moved back to Atlanta and worked in property management for three years prior to attending law school at Georgia State University.
Growing up with a real estate developer father, real estate was all I knew. After law school, I worked for a large Atlanta firm in commercial real estate before realizing the personal nature of residential work was more my calling. Unfortunately, a job with a residential closing firm was hard to come by in the market of 2007, so I joined Harry Norman Realtors to gain valuable experience on the other side of the table while waiting out the down market.
Four years of sales experience, two kids, and three home purchases of my own later, I have finally found the perfect fit with Hodge & Temple, PC.
I consider myself a true Atlanta native. Born and raised in Marietta, I attended St. Pius High School followed by UGA for my undergraduate degree and Georgia State for law school. My entire family is in real estate so it was only natural that I would find myself practicing Real Estate Law, and it is my joy to help people in the home buying process here in Atlanta.
My husband is also a lawyer and we have two small children. I enjoy my time and home and in Atlanta, but also have a love of travel. I studied abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America. With all Atlanta has to offer, from restaurants, the belt line and our wonderful sports teams—I am happy exploring here with my family these days.
Born and raised in Atlanta, I did venture out to attend Auburn University for my undergraduate degree. However, Atlanta has always been home so I returned here for law school, and graduated from John Marshall in 2008. I began my career in real estate law by representing lenders in all types of mortgage default matters – a very busy practice area in 2008! Working with lenders taught me a lot about the industry, but it wasn’t until I moved in the residential closing practice that I found my love of making the experience personal. Fast forward a few years to when I found my place at Hodge & Temple! I had an instant connection with this team as they also place a high value on balancing work and family. Speaking of family – when I’m not busy with work, I can be found with my husband Michael out and about or chasing our three small children in or around our Brookhaven neighborhood.
I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004, and then got my law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2007. After moving to Atlanta to being my law practice, my legal career has been solely focused on the area of real estate where I have handled both residential and commercial closings as well as represented lenders in various matters including mortgage default, REO sales, title review and issue resolution, loan modifications, deeds in lieu and short sales. I was previously a Partner at a real estate law firm where I ran the closing practice and had the responsibility of managing the closing team and oversight of the closing process. All of that experience led me to join Hodge & Temple in order to focus on clients and my family. We take great pride in trying to balance those aspects and believe that joy shows in how we treat our clients. I enjoy spending time with my husband, two young daughters and friends. You can find me traveling, exercising, and watching UGA Football.
After graduating the University of Georgia I began a career in Information Systems at The Home Depot, Inc. in Vinings. Over the course of my time there I had the opportunity to work not only on the IT side but also the business side supporting the merchants. I quickly realized that to be successful in such a large corporation it would require becoming fluent in a whole host of skills from project management to process improvement.
An unanticipated side effect of being in close proximity to so much DIY home improvement was a fast growth of my love for fixing things up and general house projects that have helped to make all of our past houses our homes. My husband and I have lived from Dunwoody to West Midtown and now we’ve found our perfect neighborhood in North Buckhead. I’m excited for the flexibility Hodge & Temple, PC provides to allow me to be available to my two young boys and still be able to help the clients of Hodge & Temple begin their journeys to their new homes.
Born and raised in Stuart, Florida, and a graduate of Ole Miss, I’ve been all around the Southeast and am happy to now call Buckhead home. I’ve always had a passion for animals, both big and small and I enjoy spending time with my pup Jay-Jay.
Several years back I met Katie in the neighborhood and the rest is history. I’m excited to be part of the Hodge & Temple team and I’ve enjoyed learning the business from the ground up alongside such a capable, driven, and fun team.
Born and raised in Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia State University I consider myself a true Georgia native. Graduating with a degree in Psychology, I have always enjoyed working with people. After working for a French artist for five years, I am excited to bring my organizational skills to the team. My family, which consists of my husband, daughter, and our two animals, enjoy being outdoors and exploring all Atlanta has to offer. I am thrilled to be on this journey with a wonderful team.
I grew up in Auburn, Alabama and attended Auburn University, earning a degree in Communications. In 2000, I moved to Atlanta and my love affair with this great city began. I spent 12 years in the Human Resources field, working for large and small companies, including a national payroll company and a multifamily organization. I’ve had a passion for real estate since I was a child and six years ago, when an opportunity presented itself, I finally took the plunge. Working in such a fantastic industry with such wonderful people isn’t something I take for granted. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the wonderful Hodge & Temple team.
I love to buy and sell real estate, so I’ve lived, literally all over the Metro area. Thankfully, I’m now permanently settled by Piedmont Park in Midtown. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, relaxing with a nice glass of wine, exploring new cities with my partner Jeff, evening walks in Piedmont Park, weekend trips to the beach and the mountains, and loving on my sweet dog, Gabby.