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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 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

A tenacious personal injury attorney, John Eric Fulda co-owns Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, a renowned law firm with offices in Kingstree, Columbia, Marion and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He helps his clients take timely action to protect their fair recovery after facing catastrophic accident injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, defective product injures, animal attacks, nursing home abuse and more. 

Early in his career, Mr. Fulda represented insurance companies and defended professionals and medical providers who were accused of professional malpractice. His 25 years of experience litigating cases from both sides of the aisle makes him one of the most accomplished and sought-after personal injury attorneys in South Carolina. He decisively pursues every case after understanding all the necessary details and the complexities involved.

Majoring in civil engineering, Mr. Fulda graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in 1995. He earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1988. In addition to being licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, he holds pro hac vice admissions in several other jurisdictions. As a student attorney, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Ernest Kinard.

Listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, Mr. Fulda was also included in the 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. For demonstrating a high level of commitment to client services, he is rated “Excellent” through Avvo.

A tech-savvy attorney, Mr. Fulda works closely with his firm’s media department to create videos and presentations to help judges, juries and mediators easily understand the facts of the case. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association.

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


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About John Eric Fulda

First Admitted: 1998, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • S.C. Super Lawyers, 2017 – present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers SC

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The National Trial Lawyers  
  • 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 South Carolina, 1999
  • John Eric Fulda serves as a committee head for the Board for the South Carolina Association of Justice, 2017
  • South Carolina, 1998

Educational Background

  • Clemson University, B.S., Civil Engineering, Cum Laude, 1995


  • $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
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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

Last Updated: 7/1/2022

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