In 2006, Joel attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill. He achieved a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. During his time at Winthrop University, Joel not only achieved high marks making the Dean’s Honor List but also the following:
- Served as President of Winthrop University’s Pre-Law Society
- Named to Pi Sigma Alpha
- Became a member of the Political Science National Honor Society
- Co-Founded Winthrop University’s chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
- Became a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Through his experience at Winthrop University, Joel was able to manage a heavy work load and excel academically, on top of giving back to his community through the organizations he was a part of.
Along with his studies and leadership roles at Winthrop University, Joel also met his wife, Marina Hamilton.
Rock Hill Injury Lawyer: Joel Hamilton
Following his graduation at Winthrop University, in 2009 Mr. Hamilton Received his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. During his time at Case Western Reserve University, Joel continued to help those around him, specifically new and prospective students, as a student ambassador. Meanwhile, he served the larger legal community, as Joel was a student representative to the Cleveland Bar Association. At Case Western Reserve University, Joel was named to the Dean’s list for academic achievement and graduated with a Concentration in Business Law.
To better serve his community, while at Case Western Reserve University, Joel also co founded and served as VP of Operations for the Cleveland chapter of Minds Matter, an organization created to assist underprivileged, high achieving, inner-city high school students in gaining admission to four year colleges and universities. Today, Minds Matter is a highly respected and exciting non-profit organization in Cleveland that attracts a mix of exceptional students 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 with Minds Matter.
Personal Injury & Trial Attorney Joel Hamilton
While still at Winthrop University, Joel found his passion for law and helping injured people as he interned for Rinehart, Matthews, Schiller, Shaw and Reeves Law Firm in Rock Hill. It was during Joel’s first year at Case Western Reserve University when Mr. Bennett Schiller gave Joel the opportunity to join the team as a clerk for his firm.
Literally willing to go the extra mile, Joel drove 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.
Serving His Community In and Out of the Courtroom
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, the board for Rock Hill Christmasville, and the board for FIRE leadership. More recently, Joel has joined the Council in York County representing the 7th district and the Fort Mill Economic Council Board.
Outside of work, Joel is dedicated to his family, Marina and his two daughters, who are also active members of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rock Hill. They enjoy hiking, camping and traveling as well as the shooting sports and actively rescue and foster dogs until they can be placed in a “forever home.” Joel and his family reside in Rock Hill where they are active in the community.
Contact Joel Hamilton at Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm
If you’ve been hurt in an accident or are facing another serious legal issue, the clock is already ticking. The sooner you get trusted legal advice, the sooner you can start to get your life back on track. Whatever it is, don’t go it alone. Let the attorneys at Schiller & Hamilton have your back.
For more than 20 years, our attorneys have been serving the communities of Rock Hill, Beaufort, Lancaster, Bluffton, and the surrounding areas. We stand ready to help you and your family now. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.