Cheryl Forest Perkins

Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, 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