Columbia, SC 29201
Theile McVey studied at Columbia College and graduated with honors in 1997, then graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000. She briefly returned to her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina to practice law, but decided soon after to return to Columbia to practice law with John Kassel.
Theile partnered with John to form Kassel McVey, a personal injury litigation firm dedicated solely to representing plaintiffs – individuals and their loved ones injured or killed due to the negligence of others. She has tried many cases to verdict in South Carolina, including mesothelioma cases, several of which involved verdicts of $38,000,000 and $14,000,000 and over $5,000,000 and numerous nursing home cases.
Awards & Accolades
Theile has received numerous awards and accolades from various organizations and legal bodies such as South Carolina Super Lawyer (2013 to 2020); Midlands Legal Elite in Personal Injury (2011 to 2020); 2021 Best Lawyers in America; 2017 Gold Compleat Lawyer Award from USC School of Law (the highest award given to alumnae of the school). She was also elected a member of the very prestigious International Society of Barristers, an invite-only organizations of top lawyers across various countries.
South Carolina Association For Justice
Theile served as President of the The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ), the state’s leading plaintiff’s legal association. Prior to her new role as President of the SCAJ, she served as the association’s Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and President-Elect.
American Board of Trial Advocates
Theile is a proud member of National and South Carolina ABOTA. She led the Masters in Trial program in 2020. She currently serves on the executive committee as the Secretary/Treasurer of SC ABOTA.
Other Memberships & Associations
Theile has also devoted countless hours towards the development of the legal profession, such as serving on the Arthurtown Project and Access to Justice committees and being a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar. She also chaired the Courthouse Keys, Lunch and Learn, Community Law Week, and Service to the Bar Committees. Theile is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Richland County Bar Association.
At present, she and her husband Ian are members of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where they have taught Sunday School to 4th graders. Theile also served on her church’s Children’s Committee and was a member of the liturgy preparation team. She currently serves on the Grant Committee for the Trinity Cathedral Bazaar.
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