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Schiller & Hamilton, LLC
Bennett Schiller

241 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill NC 29703
(803) 366-0333

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About Schiller & Hamilton

A Trial Practice that Puts You First

Schiller & Hamilton has assembled a team of experienced lawyers dedicated to serving the needs of an individual and their families. Serious Injuries, Wrongful Death, Workers’ Compensation Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Family Court Matters, Criminal Defense and Social Security Claims are the heart and soul of our practice. Fighting for your rights is what we do. Through a comprehensive case evaluation, intake and investigation we can put our experience to work for you no matter what life throws your way.

Call us TODAY at any one of our three locations to see if we can help. We are available 24/7 and you will speak with a lawyer not a runner or investigator. We have helped thousands of individuals get what they deserve. Our Trial Experience can help both at trial and in settlement discussions. Sometimes you need to go to the mat while other times a quicker resolution may be best. Every case is different so, let us put our EXPERIENCE to work for you.

Contact us in Rock Hill, Indian Land, or Beaufort to learn how you can benefit from the advice and representation of lawyers who are not afraid to present a case in court. Our trial experience not only can represent an important advantage if a judge or jury needs to decide your case — it also represents an important source of leverage toward a satisfactory result through settlement. 

An important key to our success is our commitment to close attorney-client relationships in every case. Every client benefits from direct access to the lawyer who will handle the case. Close and open communication gives us a better understanding of the goals you’re trying to achieve, and it helps ensure that the strategies we pursue on your behalf are well suited to your specific circumstances.

We also help people deal with the practical aspects of their legal problems. Do you need help arranging transportation after a serious accident? Are you having trouble with insurance benefits? Will a criminal defense problem affect your job or your career? While working on each client’s immediate legal problem, our attorneys work to protect any broader or continuing interests as well.

Find out more about the ways our focus on client service can improve your results and your experience with the legal process.

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Meet the Trial Attorneys of Schiller & Hamilton

Bennett J. Schiller, Esq.


Becoming a trial lawyer was inevitable for Bennett J. Schiller, III. He was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1968 the son of Bennett and Marie Schiller. Never having much in the material sense but having parents who put others first, taught Mr. Schiller to have compassion for others. When his family moved to Columbia, South Carolina for his father to attend Columbia Bible College times got even tougher. His dad went to school by day and worked in the cotton mill at night. This impressed upon Mr. Schiller at an early age that nothing replaces hard work and preparation.

After graduating from Lexington High School as the Senior Class President, Mr. Schiller earned a full four year Citadel Scholars Scholarship for academics to The Citadel. While there, Mr. Schiller excelled both in the classroom and in public service to his school and community. He served as the President of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. He also was President of the College Republicans. Mr. Schiller earned many awards including Presidents List, Dean’s List, National Merit Scholars, and National Beta Club awards. He was a member of The Citadel Inn of Court and a member of The 1990 Summerall Guards. He earned a BA in Political Science in 1990 from The Citadel.

Before attending law school, Mr. Schiller worked as an office services assistant at McNair Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. That is where he met his wife, Karoline Higgins Schiller. Today, they have four beautiful, healthy children. During his time in law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. Schiller worked for a successful personal injury firm Lee, Eadon, Isgett and Popwell. It is there that Mr. Schiller developed the passion for serving injured families. While in law school Mr. Schiller served his fellow students and the student Senator to the University of South Carolina’s Student Senate. He also was the President of Phi Delta Phi, The Federalist Society and the Law Republicans. Mr. Schiller enjoyed volunteering at many local charities and organizations including the Oliver Gospel Mission and Harvest Hope Food Bank.

After graduating from USC School of Law in 1994, Mr. Schiller went to work for a local personal injury firm in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He quickly realized the need to be on his own and co-founded the firm Atwater, Schiller and Reeves. During this time Mr. Schiller grew his practice to include Lancaster, Chester, York and Columbia, SC. Mr. Schiller was elected to serve the 16th Circuit as the Circuit Representative on the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar Association. Continuing his public service, Mr. Schiller served on the Board of Directors for the Upper Palmetto YMCA. He and his wife have served on committee for Young Life of York County. Mr. Schiller is also a recent past President of his Home Owners Association.

Recently Mr. Schiller moved his family to Beaufort to get back to his roots. He opened the Beaufort Office in November of 2011 and has grown steadily. He jumped right into serving the community. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Beaufort. He is a member of the Leadership Beaufort Class of 2014. Mr. Schiller currently represents many locals and looks forward to many years of service to the Low Country.

Fighting for others and standing up for the rights of individuals no matter how difficult the circumstances are is what Bennett J. Schiller, III stands for. He has built his firm Schiller & Hamilton to do just that. At Schiller & Hamilton, LLC we take seriously our obligation to serve others and Mr. Schiller sets the example.

Community Service:

  • Upper Palmetto YMCA, former Board of Directors
  • Young Life of York County, former Committee Member
  • Young Lawyers Division of South Carolina Bar Association, former 16th Circuit Representative
  • Meadow Lakes II Home Owners Association, Past President
  • YMCA of Beaufort, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Beaufort 2014

Other Associations:

  • Citadel Alumni Association, lifetime member
  • Gamecock Club
  • York County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Areas of Practice:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Workers’ Compensation Law

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1994

Education:

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina – 1994
    J.D.
  • The Citadel
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Citadel Alumni Association
  • American Bar Association

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Meet the Trial Attorneys of Schiller & Hamilton

Joel T. Hamilton, Esq.

Joel received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science as well as a minor in Business Administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC in 2006. While at Winthrop, Joel served as the President of Winthrop’s Pre-Law Society, was named to Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society as well as the Dean’s Honor List. He also co-founded Winthrop’s chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Winthrop is also where Joel met his wife, Marina Hamilton.

Joel Received his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio in 2009. He served as a student ambassador to prospective students as well as student representative to the Cleveland Bar Association. Joel was named to the Dean’s list for academic achievement and graduated with a Concentration in Business Law. Outside of the classroom, Joel co-founded and served as the Vice President of Operations for the Cleveland chapter of Minds Matter. Minds Matter assists underprivileged, high-achieving, inner-city high school students in gaining admission to four year colleges and universities. Minds Matter has quickly become one of the most respected and exciting non-profit organizations in Cleveland attracting exceptional students to the program as well as motivated young professional volunteers and distinguished board members. Joel received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for his efforts.

During his sophomore year at Winthrop, Joel went to work as an intern with the Rinehart, Matthews, Schiller, Shaw and Reeves Law Firm in Rock Hill. It was during his time here that Joel found his passion for the law and helping injured people. It was during Joel’s first year at Case when Mr. Schiller gave Joel the opportunity to clerk for his firm. Joel jumped at the chance and made the drive from Cleveland, Ohio to Rock Hill every Fall, Christmas, Spring and Summer break to work and gain invaluable experience in serving others. Thanks to this experience, Joel began his practice in 2009 with five years of working alongside Mr. Schiller as an intern and then law clerk.

In addition to practicing law, Joel has served on the board for the United Way of Lancaster County as well as on the leadership committee for the York County Republican Party. Joel and Marina enjoy hiking, camping and traveling as well as the shooting sports and actively rescue and foster dogs until they can be place with a “forever home”. The couple resides in Rock Hill where they are active in the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Business Organization
  • Election Campaign & Finance Law
  • Automobile Accidents

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. – 2009
    • Major: Business Law Concentration
  • Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina – 2006
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • The Presidents Volunteer Service Award, 2009
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 In South Carolina

Past Employment Positions

  • Truckmen, Inc., Special Project Manager, 2002 – 2006

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Alpha

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