the group (3)There are fine lawyers that can take either side of an issue and provide representation for their client. They can make an argument either way. We don’t do that.

There are skilled lawyers who represent product manufacturers and businesses and insurance companies in personal injury cases. We don’t do that.

Kassel McVey is a South Carolina personal injury litigation firm representing individuals and their families who have suffered significant loss because of the negligence of others.  By exclusively conducting a plaintiffs’ practice, we find that we can be a better advocate and make a difference in the lives of our clients. It is by pursuing litigation on behalf of people that we attempt to receive fair and just compensation for injury and death. It is by representing our clients that we strive to promote safer products, better corporate conduct and improved medical care.

We handle cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective and unreasonably dangerous industrial or consumer products, motor vehicle wrecks, insurance bad faith claims, and premises liability cases.

John D. Kassel and Theile B. McVey are partners in Kassel McVey. We practice in the South Carolina state and federal courts. Our goal is to provide quality legal services to our clients by providing thorough case investigation; use of cutting edge legal research tools; familiarity with relevant medical and engineering literature and safety standards; employment of competent and knowledgeable expert witnesses; creative use of presentation software; aggressive focus on litigation discovery; and courtroom trial presentations. Our lawyers and staff are dedicated to listening to our clients and understanding their problems and concerns. Representation of a client is a collaboration. From that process we seek to provide quality representation.  Call us and see if we can help. We are ready to make a difference.

Mission Statement

  • We are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to every client.
  • We will undertake our duties with care and compassion.
  • We will seek the best possible financial and ethically just outcomes for our clients.
  •  In representing our clients, we will strive to promote safer products, better corporate conduct and improved medical care.
  • We will keep our clients informed of all important aspects of their case.
  • We will undertake a thorough factual investigation.
  • We will be knowledgeable in all legal issues surrounding the case.
  • We will commit the time and resources to every case we undertake.
  • We will prosecute our client’s interest to the fullest, always maintaining high ethical standards, and with courtesy and respect for our adversaries.


The majority of our work is done on a contingent fee. The contingent fee is in writing. This means that if a monetary recovery in your case is secured, the attorney takes a percentage as his or her fee. If no recovery is obtained, then no fee is earned and no fee is charged.

Contingent fees provide access to lawyers without coming out of the client’s pocket to pay lawyers. This means you can talk to any of our lawyers to discuss your case without having to worry about an hourly charge. If more than one lawyer is engaged to represent you, there will still only be one attorney’s fee, which comes solely out of any monetary recovery in the case. The fee may be split among the lawyers.  If a client wishes to engage us on an hourly rate, we are happy to discuss that arrangement as well.

Clients need to be aware of costs and expenses. This is different than an attorney fee. A cost or expense is anything the lawyer writes a check for, or pays for on a client’s behalf. Typical costs and expenses include hiring court reporters for the purpose of taking depositions, hiring expert witnesses, travel, or creating courtroom exhibits. If we advance money to pay these costs and expenses when they arise, we will expect to be reimbursed after fees are deducted from any recovery.  We will provide you with a written accounting of all costs and expenses.

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