John Cuttino is a shareholder in GWB’s Columbia, South Carolina, office. With over 30 years of experience in the state and federal courts of South Carolina, John has tried over 75 cases to verdict as lead counsel. His practice is focused 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, and professional negligence. John is regularly retained by insurers, self-insureds, risk management entities, corporations, and individuals in the defense of matters related but not limited to:
Catastrophic Personal Injury Including Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
Residential and Commercial Construction Defects
Insurance Bad Faith
Asbestos Personal Injury and Property Damage
John approaches each case with an experienced understanding of many of the nuances surrounding litigation. His exemplary litigation skills were developed trying cases in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina. He has represented a diverse range of clients with significant litigated matters in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration forums. John understands that litigation is a difficult and unsettling experience for individuals and businesses. As a result of this understanding, he works closely with clients to accommodate their needs and objectives, determining the most effective and efficient ways to resolve a case.
John states, “The effectiveness of our country’s civil legal system depends on the effectiveness of the adversarial process. Having an experienced, aggressive, and well-prepared advocate is in my clients’ best interest throughout the litigation process, even if their dispute never reaches the courtroom. In fact, it may be the best way to avoid the courtroom.”