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Bennett Joseph Schiller III

Personal injury Attorney at Beaufort, SC

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1994
    Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

About Bennett

Learn Bennett’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Don’t be a victim. Whether you have been in a car accident, an auto accident, car crash or suffered an auto injury in South Carolina, call our South Carolina personal injury solicitors for a complete evaluation.

  2. Workers compensation
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  3. Wrongful death
    Don't go it alone. We've got your back.

  4. Litigation
    Let us put our EXPERIENCE to work for you whether you are fighting an insurance company, a spouse or the state.

  5. Car accident
    Helped thousands of people get the compensation to which they were entitled in South Carolina. Contact right away for a Free session!


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.


Schiller & Hamilton
Schiller & Hamilton
197 S. Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC, 29732
Schiller & Hamilton
404 W. Meeting Street
Lancaster, SC, 29721
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5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by John Mills | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely phenomenal
I experienced a great inconvenience as I was a victim of a car accident and as a service member in the Air Force feared my career was on the line had all legality's in the situation been properly handled and any unforeseen medical conditions rectified properly. i really did not feel comfortable attempting to coordinate with the insurance company without first seeking counsel from an attorney. Mr. Schiller and company immediately made me feel at home and comfortable whilst specifically explaining all rights of both sides before deciding to pursue a case. Elizabeth made sure to contact all parties and maintain as professional a relationship as possible as well as pushing for the correct handling of my situation. My decision to hire Mr. Schiller was definitely one of my better ones and I honestly couldn't Thank them enough.
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Posted by Angela | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm
I was represented by this firm and can't say enough good things. They are all kind and attentive lawyers and their administrative staff is knowledgeable and prompt. They took great care of me and my case and I couldn't have been happier with the result. I absolutely recommend them!
Posted by Holly | May 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I hired Bennett Schiller for a very difficult case. I was told by several people he was an excellent attorney. Despite making the exclusive list of ‘Top 100 Trial Lawyers’ he took my case even though there was a really low cap on the amount he could make. It was obvious to me that my case was way below his pay grade when I read about him winning multi-million dollar cases. He still took the case and put 100% into it. Mr. Schiller is very professional and his staff Elizabeth and Jessica are knowledgeable and gracious. Each of them makes you feel comfortable with a very uncomfortable situation. The odds were against him in my case but he made it all make sense. This man is intelligent and extremely sharp. Being as successful as he is instead of resting on his laurels as he could do-he chooses philanthropy in his community which speaks volumes to his true character. I have zero regrets about hiring his firm and would recommend him to anyone I know with complete confidence.
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Posted by Tim | November 9, 2016
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Bennett and Ms. Liz are the best at what they do! They bring the "personal" side of the business and make you feel at home and that they have your best interest at heart! You simply cannot go wrong with these deserve the best and these folks are the best...
Posted by lori | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
car accident around!
bennett was awesome with our car accident case. he went above and beyond to help us and got it settled as soon as he could.
Posted by Clint | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My case was work related and I was having trouble getting the medical help that I needed. So I called Mr Schiller. He was essential to my getting the medical help that I needed.So again five stars to the firm of Schiller & Hamilton...
Posted by Laurel | June 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great choice
Mr. Schiller and his team helped us get everything settled following an accident that happened in 2015. Very knowledgeable and helpful, as well as very friendly and professional.
Posted by Megan | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bennet Schiller
Excellent work, staff conscientious, and cares deeply about client, not only in regard to the case, but, about the individual and their family. I am impressed with Mr. Schiller's no nonsense approach to getting to the case, and not dragging it out just to keep making money...
Posted by Kraig | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bennett Schiller-Great Lawyer
I have used Mr. Schiller in three cases to date. A personal injury case, and criminal case. As a new resident of SC, I was unaware of differences in SC vs MA law. I found Mr. Schiller to be extremely helpful....he's a laid back person, which for me is important....yet he is EXtREMELY knowledgeable and professional. He answered all my question, and laid out exactly how the case would go, and order of how things would progress. My phone calls and emails were ALWAYS promptly returned by Bennett personally, or his awesome paralegal Liz. Currently Mr Schiller is heading my workmans compensation case. Once again, professional, and caring. I never feel my questions are silly, as Bennett says all questions are "good" questions. I STRONGLY suggest you hire Schiller and Hamilton. I'm not sure I remember how I found him, but I am GLAD sure I did.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2016
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The most caring and humble lawyer I've ever met!
Bennett Schiller has become one of the greatest men I have ever known. I was in a horrific accident and needed a lawyer quick. I searched for lawyers in the Beaufort area to represent me. I chose 3 different lawyers to personally interview, while I was still in the hospital, so that I could choose the right one. He was the last person I interviewed. About 30 seconds after our introduction, I knew he was the lawyer I wanted to represent me. He is very humble and truly cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases. Spend 30 seconds with him, and you will understand exactly what I mean. Bennett was there for me anytime, anywhere throughout the whole process. He never once let me down, and always worked diligently to answer my questions. He was also great at explaining everything to me which made it easy for me to understand. Make Bennett Schiller your first and only choice to represent you! If you need a lawyer, schedule an appointment, and he will come to you as he did for me. You will not regret it!
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Posted by Lorraine | November 4, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Great advice and direction
Needed some advice on possible legal status regarding adjacent property - Mr. Schiller listened to the situation, did some research and sent me in the direction I needed to go in for possible relief. Appreciated all the time he took with me. Will definitely return if I cannot resolve on my own.
Posted by John | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Mr Schiller provided excellent service in the handling of my car accident situation and persistently worked with me as a client to resolve the matter in the most efficient matter possible.
Posted by B.W. | May 3, 2015
Extremely Professional. Best Experience!
We certainly fell in to good luck despite all medical bills, pain and suffering. Mr. Schiller took excellent care of us, fending off the insurance company on our behalf. Our outcome was better than we had hoped.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Public Reprimand issued in SC, 2017
updated on 12/12/2017

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Founding and Managing Partner
  • Schiller and Hamilton Injury Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Partner at The Schiller Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Rinehart, Matthews, Schiller, Shaw & Reeves, LLC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Schiller, Shaw and Reeeves, LLC
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • The Citadel
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • Leadership Beaufort
  • Graduate
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Young Lawyers Division of South Carolina Bar Association
  • Former 16th Circuit Representative
  • N/A
  • YMCA
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Beaufort Jasper YMCA of the Low Country
  • Chairman
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Beaufort Jasper YMCA of the Low Country
  • Vice Chair
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Beaufort Jasper YMCA of the Low Country
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Beaufort Jasper YMCA of the Low Country
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Beaufort Jasper YMCA of the Low Country
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Premier Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Premier Attorney
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2015
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bennett is a skilled attorney who can explain the law with a passion to the opposing side in such a way that encourages cooperation. They know when he says he will try a case that he has a good case. His passion serves his clients with quick and efficient resolutions. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bennett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Beaufort Personal injury Lawyer Bennett Joseph Schiller III
Bennett Joseph Schiller III
Personal injury Attorney
Beaufort, SC
Licensed for 29 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details