Theile McVey grew up in Charleston, South Carolina.  She graduated from Columbia College with honors in 1997 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000.  She returned briefly to Charleston to practice law, but soon made her way back to Columbia in order to go into practice in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, products liability (including mesothelioma), and premises liability law with John Kassel. Theile is a partner with Kassel McVey.   Her practice is devoted solely to representing plaintiffs.  She has tried numerous cases to verdict including a $38 million verdict in a mesothelioma case in September of 2013.

Theile has dedicated many hours to the advancement of the legal profession.  During her time as a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar, she served on the Access to Justice and the Arthurtown Project committees.  She has chaired the Community Law Week, Courthouse Keys, Lunch and Learn and the Service to the Bar Committees.

Theile has been named as one of the Midlands Elite in the area of Personal Injury in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  She also volunteers her time with the South Carolina Bar Foundation.  Additionally, she is a member of the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association of Justice, where she serves as chair of the discovery abuse committee.

Theile and her husband Ian are members of Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church where they have taught 4th Grade Sunday School.  Theile currently serves on the Children’s Committee of the church and is a member of the liturgy preparation team.

Theile McVey can be contacted by phone at 803.256.4242 or by email at