Charles W. Whetstone, Jr.

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC
Charles W. Whetstone, Jr.
Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1975

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2020 - 2021

Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC

1620 Gervais St
Columbia, SC 29201 Visit website


An experienced attorney and partner with the law firm of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, Charles W. Whetstone Jr. focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, business litigation, construction litigation and other general civil litigation matters. His law firm’s offices are spread across Columbia, Kingstree, Marion and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

With 47-plus years of legal experience, Mr. Whetstone possesses the necessary knowledge as well as the resources to maximize opportunities for a positive outcome. As a former South Carolina Circuit Court Judge, he formed opinions over hundreds of civil and criminal cases. He also gained experience working as a general practitioner at a firm in St. Matthews, South Carolina, for a few years.

Majoring in political science and government, Mr. Whetstone completed his Bachelor of Arts at Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University in 1972. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his South Carolina license in 1975. Furthermore, he has successfully handled a number of cases before the federal courts of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Clients expect a proficiently managed case and practical solutions to their issues when they hire Mr. Whetstone. He has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients. He was rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell for demonstrating high legal ability and ethical standards. He is listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina by The National Trial Lawyers and among Lawdragon’s Top 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers.

Mr. Whetstone is affiliated with the American Association for Justice, the National College of Advocacy, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Richland County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

General Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1975, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

  • S.C. Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers SC
  • Lawdragon Top 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National College of Advocacy
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Cir.)
  • U.S. District Court (S.C.), 1975
  • South Carolina, 1975
  • Richland County Bar Association  
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Association for Justice
Educational Background:
  • National Judicial College, Reno, NV, Trial Judge Training, 1991
  • Clemson University, B.A., Honors: Phi Kappa Phi, 1972

Office location for Charles W. Whetstone, Jr.

1620 Gervais St
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-267-5444


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2011, 2020 - 2021

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