John E. Cuttino Elected President of

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

The attorneys and staff at Gallivan White & Boyd, P.A. would like to congratulate Columbia shareholder John E. Cuttino for his election as President of DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI). DRI is the leading organization for lawyers and in-house counsel who defend businesses and individuals in civil litigation. Cuttino’s selection places three of Gallivan, White & Boyd’s attorneys simultaneously at the head of the three leading national legal civil defense professional organizations, an unprecedented achievement for a single firm. GWB shareholder John T. Lay, Jr. recently assumed the presidency of the International Association of Defense Counsel, while GWB shareholder H. Mills Gallivan was elected president of Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel in July of this year.  READ MORE

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DRI, founded in 1960 as the Defense Research Institute, bills itself as the “leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel” and the “Voice of the Defense Bar.” With 22,000-plus members, it serves as a hefty counterweight to the well-heeled plaintiff-side group, the American Association for Justice. Below, DRI’s new president, South Carolina trial attorney John Cuttino, talks about plans for the organization, the benefits of in-house membership, and grooming the next generation of defense bar leaders. His remarks have been edited for length and style.