Haygood, Lynch, Harris, Melton & Watson, LLP is a preeminent legal practice carry​ing the highe​st rating given by Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. We provide quality legal services to clients throughout Georgia with a particular focus on Monroe, Jasper and surrounding counties in the central part of the state. Haygood, Lynch, Harris, Melton & Watson consists of top-notch lawyers who handle General Practice matters for individuals, corporations and businesses in both federal and state courts. The firm operates an additional office in Monticello, Georgia. The touchstone of our success has been built on furnishing expert services in a prompt and efficient manner, always keeping our clients' best interests in mind. Several firm members are active in community and civic affairs.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Collections
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Local Government Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills & Estates

Office Hours

Forsyth Office: 
Tuesday - Friday
8:30AM - 5PM
Monday Closed

Monticello Office: 
By Appointment Only

Our Attorneys

CHARLES B. HAYGOOD, JR.- Retired 2018 - born Forsyth, Georgia. October 2, 1941; admitted to bar, 1968. Georgia. Education: University of Georgia (B.S.F., 1963; J.D. 1966). Phi Alpha Delta; Blue Key; Omicron Delta Kappa. Member Towaliga Circuit {President, Flint Cir­cuit. 1971-1972). Atlanta and American Bar Associations; Stale Bar of Georgia (Member. Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 1989-1993). PRACTICE AREAS: Wills and Estates; Real Estate Law; Corporate Law; Local Government Law; Civil Litiga­tion. 

LARRY PERSONS LYNCH, Retired 2018 - born Jacksonville, Florida, May 5. 1937; admitted to bar, 1972, Florida and Georgia. Education: Baylor University (B.A. 1959); Mercer Uni­versity (J.D. 1972). Phi Alpha Delta. Member: Towaliga Circuit, Ocmulgee Circuit and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; State Bar of Georgia. PRACTICE AREAS: Estate Planning; Probate law; Real Estate Law; Personal Injury; Corporate Law. 

ROBERT L. HARRIS, born Barnesville, Georgia, May 25, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984. Georgia. Education: University of Georgia (A.B. 1979); Mercer University (J.D., 1983). Phi Delia Phi. Member: Towaliga Circuit Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia. PRACTICE AREAS: Real Estate Law; Domestic Relations Law; Probate Law; General Civil Practice; Collections. Email: harris@hlhmw.com

C. ROBERT MELTON, born Macon, Georgia, September 2, 1947; admitted to bar, 1974, Georgia and US District Court. Middle District of Georgia Education: Georgia Southern College (B.A. 1969); Mercer University (J D. 1974). Delta Theta Phi, Recipient. American Jurisprudence Award. Future Interests. Monroe County Attorney, 1976-1977. City Attorney. City of Forsyth, 1981—. Member: Towaliga Circuit Bar Association and American Bar As­sociation; State Bar of Georgia; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; American Judicature Society; Georgia EMC Counsel Associa­tion. Georgia Municipal Association. [USAREUR, VII Corps. 2d Armed Cav. Reg. U.S. Army, 1970-1972). PRACTICE AREAS: Trial Practice; Criminal Defense; Local Gov­ernment Law; Appellate Practice; Administrative Law. Email: melton@hlhmw.com

MOLLY H. WATSON, born Macon, Georgia, July 7, 1970; admitted to bar, 1998. Georgia. Education Middlebury College (B.A. 1992); Mercer University (J.D. 1998) Re­cipient. American Jurisprudence Award. Feminist Jurisprudence. President, Public Interest Law Society. Member: Towaliga Circuit and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Geor­gia. PRACTICE AREAS: Real Estate Law; Wills and Estate: Corporate Law; Civil Prac­tice. Email: watson@hlhmw.com

Contact Us

Haygood Lynch Harris Melton & Watson, LLP   

Phone - 478-994-5171
Fax - 478-994-4588

Email us - 

Charles B. Haygood - haygood@hlhmw.com 

    Carol Sanders - csan​ders@hlhmw.com 


Larry P. Lynch - egay@hlhmw.com 


Robert L. Harris - harris@hlhmw.com 

    Jennifer Palacio - jpalacio@hlhmw.com 


C. Robert Melton - melton@hlhmw.com 

    Cheryl Bennett - cbennett@hlhmw.com 


Molly H. Watson - watson@hlhmw.com 

    Tracie Hollingsworth - thollingsworth@hlhmw.com 


Brandi Pinson, Bookkeeper   - bpinson@hlhmw.com  



Business hours

TUESDAY-Friday  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: Closed
Sundays: Closed
monday: closed

Mailing Address:

Forsyth Office:
P. O. Box 657
Forsyth, Georgia  31029-0657

Physical Address:

87 North Lee Street
Forsyth, Georgia 31029

Monticello Office:

119A West Washington Street, Suite 311
City Hall Complex
Monticello, Georgia  31064