The Hilliard Team

Here at Hilliard Law Firm, we have put together an inspired, professional legal team that will work hard on your behalf.

John Hilliard, Owner

John has spent his entire 39 year legal career as an advocate of those who’ve found they needed help when faced with legal issues.

John remains interested in and passionate about the practice of law, and is always seeking to further his knowledge. Most recently, he became a Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.

Charles Burnette

Charles is an Attorney at Hilliard Law Firm, LLC, specializing in civil litigation and personal injury claims. Born and raised in Rock Hill, SC, Charles attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was awarded the Dean’s List Honor four times. He was the President and Founder of the Carolina Conservancy, a legal organization committed to the conservation of fish and wildlife resources in South Carolina. He also served as Research Editor for the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal. During his free time, Charles likes to fish on Pawleys Island and walk with his dog, Belle.

Jonathan M. Autuori

Born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, Jonathan served honorably for nearly 8 years in the U.S. Army, Connecticut Army National Guard and South Carolina Army National Guard. While deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom he earned the Combat Infantryman Badge. Afterwards he attended H.G.T.C. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina receiving his A.A.S. in Paralegal / Legal Assistant Studies (Cum Laude) along with obtaining his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Law and Society – (Cum Laude) at Coastal Carolina University. Shortly after graduation, Jonathan worked as a surety bondsman under a large national indemnity corporation before joining the Hilliard Law Firm as Mr. Hilliard’s legal assistant for criminal affairs.