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.