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Attorney John E. Cuttino Elected First Vice President of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

Cuttino Bio Website HS Med 4-30-14

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney John E. Cuttino has become First Vice President of DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar.  Cuttino has long been involved with DRI, serving on the Board of Directors from 2009 -2012, as Secretary-Treasurer in 2012-2013, and as Second Vice President in 2013-2014.  He will serve as President of DRI in 2016-2017. DRI is the leading organization of lawyers and in-house counsel involved in the defense of civil litigation for businesses and individuals. DRI was established over 50 years ago and has approximately 22,000 members worldwide.  DRI is committed to improving the civil justice system; enhancing the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of its members; and anticipating and addressing issues relevant to defense attorneys and the civil justice system.

Cuttino joined Gallivan, White & Boyd in 2014 as a shareholder. His practice focuses on the litigation of a variety of matters including class actions, design and construction defects, toxic and mass torts, insurance coverage, tort and personal injury, intellectual property, products liability, professional negligence, and alternative dispute resolution. Cuttino has tried over 75 cases to verdict as lead counsel during his legal career and is regularly retained by insurers, self-insureds, risk management entities, corporations, and individuals.  His dedication to his clients and legal skill has led to recognitions by:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Construction
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ – AV®

Beyond DRI, Cuttino is also very active in other areas of the legal profession and community.  He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Additionally, Cuttino has served his community through organizations such as Huguenot Society of South Carolina (past President) and the Columbia World Affairs Council (past Chair of the Board.)