Theron G. Cochran

Theron G. Cochran, Mediator

424 East Washington Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601


Business, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Employment, Insurance, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Workplace

Theron Cochran has limited his practice to serving as mediator in civil lawsuits for more than fifteen (15) years.  During that period of time he has mediated more than 2,000 civil disputes, most of which were lawsuits involving many different types of claims from simple to complex in nature. 

The areas of mediation include, but not limited to:

-          Medical Negligence and other types of Professional Malpractice

-          Personal Injury

-          Product Liability

-          Premises Liability

-          Construction

-          Business

-          Employment

-          Environmental

-          Insurance

-          Intentional Torts

-          Condemnation

-          ERISA

-          Probate

-          Corporate

-          Real Estate       

Before becoming a full time mediator, Theron tried civil lawsuits for thirty (35) years involving many different type cases but with emphasis on product liability.  He tried numerous cases to jury verdicts. 


-          Theron has been included in Best Lawyers in America for more than twenty (20) years

-          Was selected by his peers in Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” in Mediation in the Greenville, SC area in 2014

-          Has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” in South Carolina

-          Has been listed for many years as an “AV” lawyer in Martindale 

My approach to mediation is to gain trust and confidence with both sides, and discuss the issues with the attorneys and parties in an honest and forthright manner in the private caucuses.  We discuss strengths and weaknesses of their respective side of the case, and then the parties decide whether or not to settle or go to court after they fully understand the benefits of resolution versus the cost, time, discomfort and risk of going to court with my help and the advice of their respective attorneys.

Greenville, South Carolina has been the place where Theron has worked his entire legal career.  He has always lived in the neighboring county of Pickens where he is involved in many civic activities.  Theron served on the board for Pickens County Habitat for Humanity for five (5) years and does some volunteer legal work for habitat homeowners.  He is also involved with many church activities.

Theron received a B.A. degree from Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC in 1960 and an LL.B degree from University of South Carolina (USC) in 1963.  While at USC he served as President of the Law School Student Body and was in Wig and Robe.   He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Intelligence Corp from 1963 to 1965.

Theron was associated with the law firm of Mann Foster Johnston and Ashmore in Greenville, SC from August 1965 until February 1968.  Thereafter, he practiced law with Love, Thornton, Arnold and Thomason, Greenville, SC until December 31, 2012, with the last Thirteen (13) years that he was associated with that firm devoted solely to mediations.  On January 1, 2013, Theron and Bill Hagood began mediating under the firm name of Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason Mediations, LLC.      

Mediation Center
Mediation Center

424 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601

P: 864-242-6360
f:  864-298-2733
E:  [email protected]