Charles W. Whetstone, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Columbia, SC

Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC
 | 601 Devine Street, PO Box 8086
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-889-0865
Fax: 803-799-2017
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Charles W. Whetstone, Jr., is a partner with the Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC, law firm, which has law offices in Columbia, Kingstree, Marion and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 45 years of experience, Mr. Whetstone provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout South Carolina's low country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death
    • Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse
    • Insurance bad faith
    • Workers' compensation
    • Dram shop liability
    • Road construction defect claims
    • Class actions
    • Business litigation

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Whetstone has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of those who have suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence. From his efforts, he has secured millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Along with his extensive trial experience as counsel, he has also served as a circuit court judge, and he has presided over many criminal and civil cases throughout South Carolina.

    In honor for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Whetstone has earned an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer designation from the National Trial Lawyers. He has also received designation from Lawdragon as among the Top 500 Plaintiff Lawyers in the country along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

    A 1972 graduate of Clemson University, Mr. Whetstone obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1975. He is also a 1991 graduate of the National Judicial College, where he received intensive trial judge training. He is admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

    Mr. Whetstone is also highly active in his legal community, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the South Carolina and American Associations for Justice, the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, the Richland County Bar Association, and other local, state and national legal organizations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%General Litigation
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2020 - 2021

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    About Charles Whetstone, Jr.

    Admitted: 1975, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Association for Justice National College of Advocacy American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) The National Trial Lawyers South Carolina Association for Justice Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association American Bar Association South Carolina Bar Association Richland County Bar Association Shady Grove United Methodist Church

    Educational Background:

    • Clemson University, B.A. – 1972
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    Office Location for Charles W. Whetstone, Jr.

    601 Devine Street
    PO Box 8086
    Columbia, SC 29202

    Phone: 803-889-0865

    Fax: 803-799-2017

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    Last Updated: 4/23/2021

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