Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer Theile McVey Inducted Into The American Board of Trial Advocates

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Columbia personal injury attorney Theile McVey, partner of the law firm Kassel McVey, was recently inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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With a compassionate heart for people, Theile McVey has dedicated her entire legal career to representing plaintiffs - individuals and their family members who have been seriously injured or who have lost their lives due to the negligence of others.

Theile McVey, partner of the law firm Kassel McVey, a personal injury law practice based in Columbia SC, was recently inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Established in 1958, The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), is a national organization comprised of skilled trial lawyers and judges devoted to preserving and promoting the right to civil jury trial as stipulated in the Seventh Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Association seeks attorneys with integrity, skill, and civility who can help younger attorneys to develop a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the general public about the Seventh Amendment’s significance.

Membership to ABOTA is by invitation only. Once a trial lawyer has been nominated and elected, the individual may become a member if he or she is of honorable reputation, high personal character, and a member of the Bar in the location in which they practice. The applicant must also have tried a minimum of ten civil jury trials serving as lead counsel to a jury verdict or at least a hung jury, and must list these jury trials on his or her application. Theile satisfied all requirements for membership in ABOTA.

With a compassionate heart for people, Theile has dedicated her entire legal career to representing plaintiffs - individuals and their family members who have been seriously injured or who have lost their lives due to the negligence of others. She handles cases such as auto accidents, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, mesothelioma and asbestos injuries, premises liability, product liability and more.

Theile McVey graduated with honors from Columbia College and obtained her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. After briefly practicing law in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, she partnered with John Kassel to form personal injury litigation firm Kassel McVey Personal Injury Lawyers.

Her excellent legal work has earned the respect of the legal community and has led to her acquiring favorable results for her clients. These include mesothelioma cases with verdicts of $14 Million Dollars and $38 Million Dollars, as well as nursing home cases with verdicts of $382,000 and $450,000.

She has received several awards and accolades from various legal bodies and organizations, such as South Carolina Super Lawyer (2013-2018), 2017 Gold Compleat Lawyer from the USC School of Law, and Legal Elite of the Midlands (2011 to 2017).

Theile has dedicated many hours towards developing the legal profession, She is currently President-Elect of the South Carolina Association of Justice. She previously served as the SCAJ Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, chair of the Public Relations Committee as well as the chair their discovery abuse committee. She is also a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Richland County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She gives back to the community as well by serving at various ministries of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with her husband.

John Kassel, Theile’s partner at the firm, is also a member of ABOTA. John was selected to be part of the annual ABOTA Masters in Trial Program held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in February 2018. The Masters in Trial Program involves presenting a mock trial to a jury, complete with opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, closing arguments, and jury deliberations. The program, open to practicing attorneys from across the state who attend both in person and online. Those who sign up receive Continuing Legal Education credits needed to maintain their law licenses. The program allows the audience to see up close the style, skills, and strategy of leading trial lawyers applying their craft. This year the program involved the trial of a products liability case. John Kassel was selected captain of the plaintiff’s team and cross-examined the defense expert.

Kassel McVey is a personal injury and accident law firm headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. John and Theile started their practice in 2001, representing exclusively individuals and not insurance companies. They practice in courtrooms across South Carolina at both the state and federal level, as well as in the appellate courts.

For more information or to schedule a consultation visit https://www.kasselmcvey.com/ or call (803) 256-4242.

Kassel McVey Personal Injury Lawyers
1330 Laurel St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 256-4242

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