Meet the Trial Attorneys of Schiller & Hamilton

Jason W. Burgess, Esq.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
(803) 366-0333
(803) 366-0339

FullSizeRenderJason W. Burgess was born in 1972 and raised in suburban Detroit, Michigan, before moving west for college in 1990. Jason enrolled at Arizona State University in the Honors College, graduating with a degree in Psychology in 1995. While in Arizona, he met his wife and started a family, as well as a successful career in the then-booming homebuilding market working for one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in the country designing kitchens and bathrooms and selling cabinetry directly to homebuilders. Eventually, this career brought him to Northern California in 1998. Resolving disputes on the construction site and negotiating the contracts for those projects encouraged Jason to enroll in law school. Jason enrolled at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, graduating in 2005.

A second-career attorney, Jason had focused his practice in the Sacramento and San Francisco markets on litigation, which he continues here in South Carolina. His goal being a quick and favorable resolution for his client. His approach is client driven, focusing on educating clients about the process and the choices, and resulting consequences, that the situation and process will create. This gives clients the knowledge and control they need to make the best decision they can to resolve their cases. His real-life experience prior to the law allows him to understand a client’s needs and explain the legal “jargon” in real-world terms.

Jason’s practice at Schiller and Hamilton focuses on criminal defense and the firm’s litigation cases. Jason is licensed in South Carolina and California, where he practiced for over a decade before joining Schiller and Hamilton. Jason is also a certified family law mediator in South Carolina. When not at work, Jason can be found with his family exploring the great state of South Carolina and the rest of the eastern United States.

Community Service:

  • Volunteer mediator, Upstate Community Mediation Center, Greenville
  • Volunteer mediator, El Dorado County
  • Board member, Childhood Language Clinic, Sacramento Scottish Rite

Other Associations:

  • Arizona State University Alumni Association
  • McGeorge Alumni Association

Areas of Practice:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2005
  • South Carolina, 2016


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA – 2005
    • J.D.
  • Arizona State University
    • B.A. – Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association

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