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Cheryl F. Perkins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia, SC

Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC
1303 Blanding St, PO Box 8086
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-267-5444
Fax: 803-799-2017
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2017 - 2019
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Cheryl F. Perkins is an accomplished attorney and partner at the law firm of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, a renowned law firm with offices across Columbia, Kingstree, Marion and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She represents victims who are seeking justice after facing a personal injury and business owners who are trying to resolve their business legal issues.

An attorney for over four decades, Ms. Perkins’ techniques and strategies have evolved through the years to make legal processes as efficient and convenient for her clients as possible. At the beginning of her career, she gained extensive experience handling public interest and appellate matters.   She later discovered her love for personal injury and business litigation.

Ms. Perkins is aware that navigating the legal system is widely complex. She zealously assists clients with matters involving auto accidents, tractor-trailer litigation, dram shop claims, nursing home abuse, defective products, premises liability, pharmacy errors, and catastrophic brain and birth injuries. She also helps diverse clients in different business fields facing conflicts related to fraudulent transactions, racketeering, contract disputes, unfair competition and more.

A summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University, Ms. Perkins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977, followed by her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1980. While there, she served as the co-president of Phi Delta Phi. She is licensed in the state and federal courts of South Carolina, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Several awards and honors have come Ms. Perkins’ way, highlighting her merit in the legal community. She is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in South Carolina by The National Trial Lawyers. Furthermore, she is named to Lawdragon 500’s Top Plaintiffs Lawyers list.

A fellow of the American Bar Association, Ms. Perkins is affiliated with several prestigious organizations such as the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Richland County Bar Association and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). 

*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
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2017 - 2019

About Cheryl F. Perkins

First Admitted: 1980, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://attorneyssc.com/our-team/cheryl-forest-perkins/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Chapter author South Carolina Damages (2003)
  • South Carolina Damages Update, Chapter Author, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Member of Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)  
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina, 1980
  • National College of Advocacy
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Cir.), 1993
  • U.S. District Court (S.C.), 1982
  • Elected to Fellows of the American Bar Foundation -- 2008

Educational Background

  • Clemson University, B.A. (summa cum laude). 1977, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Angel Flight

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers , 2019
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • , Life Member Fellow of the American Bar Fellowship , American Bar Fellowship, 2020
  • Awarded the Reid Montgomery First Amendment/Freedom of Information Award by the South Carolina Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1986
  • Fellows of American Bar Foundation
  • S.C. Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, Reid Montgomery First Amendment/FOI Award, 1986
  • S.C. Superlawyers, 2008 – present
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America (2007); Finalist Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2007, 2008)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Public Justice Foundation
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Office Location for Cheryl F. Perkins

1303 Blanding St
PO Box 8086
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-267-5444

Fax: 803-799-2017

Last Updated: 7/13/2022

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