Academy Member Inducted 2024

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John E. Cuttino, Mediator, Columbia, South Carolina.

John E. Cuttino

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.
1201 Main Street
Suite 1200
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: (803) 724-1714
Cell: (803) 414-2689
Website: www.gwblawfirm.com
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Recognized to South Carolina Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced2006
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/2/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/2/24)5
Current Practice
Online / In-Person

Biographical

John E. Cuttino is a shareholder in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina office. He has 40 years of experience as a trial attorney in the state and federal courts of South Carolina, has handled cases in 42 of 46 South Carolina counties, and in all divisions of U.S. District Court in South Carolina. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict. His litigation practice includes personal injury, design and construction defects, toxic and mass torts, insurance coverage, intellectual property, products liability, and professional negligence matters. He has handled significant litigation for a diverse range of clients in jury trials, bench trials, arbitration forums, and mediation. 


Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Wofford College B.A., Government (1979)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law J.D. (1982)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Diploma (1984) 
  • South Carolina Bar Mediation Training and Certification (2006) 

Memberships & Affiliations

 

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • ABOTA American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable
    • National Co-Facilitator (2018 - present)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • President (2016-17) 
    • Board of Directors (2009 -12)
  • Eagle International Associates Inc.
    • Board of Directors, Chairman (2011-2013)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ)
    • Board of Directors ( 2016-2018)            
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE)
    • Vice President (2023 – present) 
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association 
  • Permanent Member, United States Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S Supreme Court

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Sheryl J. Willert Pioneer Diversity Award ( DRI 2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America ( 2008 - 2024) Personal Injury and Product Liability defense, Construction
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rated - AV

 


Rates Information

$395 per hour.   Travel charged at 50% of that rate. 

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