Cheryl Forest Perkins

Serving Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, & Throughout South Carolina

Cheryl devoted much of her early legal career to First Amendment and public interest issues. She was awarded the Reid Montgomery First Amendment/Freedom of Information Award by the South Carolina Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1986. She went on to practice appellate procedure for a number of years before focusing on catastrophic injury and complex class action/business cases.


Columbia, South Carolina
Phone: 803.799.9400
Fax: 803.799.2017
Email: Email me
Paralegal/Legal Assistant: Susan Keefe, email Susan

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court (S.C.), 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Cir.), 1993


  • University of South Carolina
    • J.D. – 1980
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Co-President
  • Clemson University
    • B.A. (summa cum laude) – 1977
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Angel Flight

Published Works

  • Contributor, South Carolina Damages (2004, 2009 eds.)

Honors and Awards

  • S.C. Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, Reid Montgomery First Amendment/FOI Award, 1986
  • S.C. Superlawyers, 2008 – present
  • Lawdragon Top 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers SC
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Fellows of American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • National College of Advocacy
  • 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

Practice Areas of Interest