John Eric Fulda

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury 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: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney John Eric Fulda is a partner with Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC, law firm, which has law offices in Columbia, Kingstree, Marion and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 22 years of legal experience, Mr. Fulda provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Columbia metro and all across South Carolina's low country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims
    • Medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, birth injuries and traumatic brain injuries
    • Defective products
    • Workers' compensation
    • Business litigation and unfair trade practices

    Mr. Fulda began his legal career working as an insurance defense attorney, so he has invaluable insight into the industry and the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims. Armed with that knowledge, he is able to devise the most effective strategies possible to help his plaintiff clients pursue the maximum amount of compensation they deserve, and he has gained a reputation for his impassioned advocacy as well as his unwavering dedication to seeing justice served.

    No matter the issues his clients are facing or how complex their situations are, Mr. Fulda provides honest, trustworthy counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions as he fights aggressively to help them obtain the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1995 cum laude graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, Mr. Fulda obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and he has gained pro hac vice admission to practice in various jurisdictions across the country.

    Mr. Fulda is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the South Carolina Bar and the Richland County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About John Fulda

    Admitted: 1998, South Carolina

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Richland County Bar Association
    • South Carolina Bar Association
    • South Carolina Association for Justice
    • American Association for Justice
    • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Cir.) 2000
    • U.S. District Court (S.C.), 1999
    • John Eric Fulda serves as a committee head for the Board for the South Carolina Association of Justice., 2017
    • South Carolina, 1998


    • $11 Million Dollar Settlement in Tractor Trailer Accident - Whetstone Perkins & Fulda represented the estate of a Georgetown man killed in a crash involving two tractor-trailers last year in Orangeburg County. Whetstone Perkins & Fulda won a settlement of $11 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The estate of Kenneth Avis was awarded the settlement, with $6 million being allocated to the survival action and $5 million to the wrongful death action, in U.S. District Court on July 11. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug.19, 2016. Avis was driving a 2015 Volvo westbound on S.C. 4 (Neeses Highway) when it struck a 2016 Freightliner being driven eastbound on Neeses Highway by David Lee Gullikson, 2017
    • Largest Verdict of 2016: South Carolina Lawyers Weekly reported that John Eric Fulda, Cheryl Perkins and Charles Whetstone of Whetstone, Perkins & Fulda, LLC and David Savage of Savage Law Firm obtained the largest verdict in South Carolina for 2016. A Charleston County jury returned a $6.9 million verdict against a radiologist who allegedly misread a mammogram, resulting in the patient's breast cancer going undiagnosed. Otherwise, treatable breast cancer was thus allowed to progress from an early treatable Stage I (or in-situ) cancer into incurable Stage IV metastatic disease. The patient's diagnosis is terminal. , 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Clemson University, B.S., Civil Engineering, Cum Laude, 1995
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    Office Location for John Eric Fulda

    601 Devine Street
    PO Box 8086
    Columbia, SC 29202

    Phone: 803-889-0865

    Fax: 803-799-2017

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