Perry Buckner

Perry Buckner


Perry Buckner grew up in Walterboro, SC—just fifty miles south of Charleston. He then attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC for his undergrad degree, graduating magna cum laude before earning a law degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia.

Perry has practiced law in Charleston his entire legal career. Prior to joining Yarborough Applegate, Perry was a partner at one of Charleston’s largest law firms, which set the stage for his sole focus on litigation, handling matters at every level of South Carolina’s court system with an emphasis on civil trial work.

Perry joined the Yarborough Applegate team in 2019 and his background includes handling cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, medical negligence, nursing home negligence, professional liability, civil rights violations, commercial litigation, and consumer class actions.

Perry’s client work and relationships span nearly every county in South Carolina. Having worked as a defense lawyer for nearly a decade on behalf of insurance companies, he understands how to prepare a case for trial and increase the value of his client’s case.

Perry is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Charleston County Bar, and frequently presents to his colleagues on matters including civil trials, civil procedure, and professional liability.

About Perry

University of South Carolina Law

Wofford College


South Carolina Bar

Charleston County Bar

Recent Results
$20 Million

Settlement for Worker Death at Concrete Plant

After a North Charleston man was killed when he fell approximately 60 feet from an elevator he was working on at Holcim cement plant in Holly Hill, South Carolina, Yarborough Applegate attorneys helped his estate settle wrongful death and negligence claims for $20 million.

$23 Million

Settlement for Victims of Tractor-Trailer Crash

$28.5 Million

Settlement for Missed Pediatric Brain Tumor

Yarborough Applegate secured a $28.5 million settlement for a young man whose life was forever changed when a radiologist failed to identify a malignant tumor on a brain MRI. This settlement includes critical corporate changes by the corporate defendants to help eliminate this type of error in the future.

$6 Million

Settlement for Injured Railroad Worker

After a railroad carman suffered on-the-job injuries including multiple orthopedic and nerve injuries, ocular trauma, and a concussion we secured this pre-suit settlement.

$5 Million

Product Liability Settlement

We settled this case against a major auto-manufacturer for a defective component that resulted in the death of our client’s daughter.

$21 Million

Verdict in Wrongful Death of Landscaper

After a week-long trial, a jury awarded $21 million to the family of a 41-year-old landscaper who died after being shocked by a South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) power line while trimming a palm tree in Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Recognition and Community Involvement
Yarborough Applegate attorney Perry Buckner stands at far right in a group of individuals involved with SC Bar seminar.
Attorney Perry Buckner a Featured Speaker at SC Bar Nursing Home Litigation Seminar

timely topics and emerging issues facing nursing home litigators in the state, including COVID-19 defenses, Medicare regulations, and ownership transitions in nursing home companies.

Perry Buckner Selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

Yarborough Applegate is proud to announce that Perry Buckner has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an honor given to only a select group of America’s top young trial attorneys for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.

Yarborough Applegate Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers

Five of our seven attorneys have been named as 2020 Super Lawyers Honorees or Rising Star Honorees, and our founding partner, David Yarborough, has been selected to the Top 10 in Charleston and Top 25 in South Carolina.

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