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John Kassel

Personal injury Attorney at Columbia, SC

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John D. Kassel is a managing partner at Kassel McVey, a personal injury lawyer firm based in Columbia, SC. Mr. Kassel represents injured victims and their loved ones in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, product liability, premises liability, construction accidents, and medical malpractice.


Since the beginning of his legal career, John Kassel has represented individuals and families who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of other parties. John graduated from Northwestern University in 1979, then joined Volunteers in Service to America or VISTA—typically referred to as the domestic arm of the Peace Corps. As a VISTA Volunteer, John worked for the Brown Lung Association, a group primarily comprised of retired textile workers who had spent years of their lives working in cotton textile mills, and who were suffering from debilitating lung disease due to the prolonged cotton dust exposure as a result.


In 1985, John graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He worked for a public defender in Richland County for the next two years, then joined law firm Suggs and Kelly, P.A. Here, he represented individuals and families who had been either hurt or killed because of the negligence of others.


John established his own personal injury litigation firm in 2001. He is resolute to take only the plaintiff’s side in every case—the side of the victims and their loved ones injured or killed in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, construction accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and premises liability.


John Licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts within South Carolina, John is a licensed member of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Bar of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. John has served on the Board of Directors for The Richland County Public Defender Office, Limitless Sports, and presently serves on the Board for the Appleseed Legal Justice Center

Licensed for 37 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1985
Updated 01/22/2023

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Kassel McVey Personal Injury Lawyers
1330 Laurel St
Columbia, SC, 29201


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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kassel McVey Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Suggs and Kelly, Lawyers, P.A.
  • 1987 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Richland County Public Defender
  • 1985 - 1987


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • 400,000
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 1,950,000
  • Premises Liability
  • 12,000,000


  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Columbia Personal injury Lawyer John Kassel
John Kassel
Personal injury Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 37 years