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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 16:43

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. 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'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.

Cuttino has a long history of service with DRI as well as a number of other prominent legal organizations. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE), and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Cuttino’s legal practice includes the litigation of class actions, construction and design defects, toxic and mass torts, insurance coverage, tort and personal injury, products liability, and professional negligence. He is regularly retained by insurers, self-insureds, risk management entities, corporations, and individuals.