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Attorney John E. Cuttino Named President-Elect 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 Columbia attorney John E. Cuttino has been named President-Elect of DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI) and will serve as President of DRI beginning October 2016.  Cuttino has a long history of service with DRI serving in a number of different roles including:

  • Board of Directors from 2009-2012
  • Secretary-Treasurer in 2012-2013
  • Second Vice President in 2013-2014
  • First Vice President in 2014-2015

DRI is the leading organization for lawyers and in-house counsel who represent the interests of individuals, business, and insurers in civil litigation. DRI was established 55 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.

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 (IADC), the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE), and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. He is a Permanent Member of the Unites States Fourth Judicial Conference. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of Eagle International Associates, Inc. and the Columbia World Affairs Council.

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