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John Cuttino is a shareholder in GWB’s Columbia, South Carolina, office. He has 32 years of experience as a trial attorney in the state and federal courts of South Caroline. John has handled cases in 40 of South Carolina’s 46 counties, in all Divisions of U.S. District Court in South Carolina, and has tried more than 75 cases to verdict. 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
  • Pharmacy Liability
  • Residential and Commercial Construction Defects
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Asbestos Personal Injury and Property Damage
  • Toxic Mold
  • Building Products

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.”


  • Secretary – Kimberly Laine Estes


  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • DRI – The Voice of The Defense Bar
    • President, 2016 to present
    • President-Elect, 2015 – 2016
    • First Vice President, 2014 – 2015
    • Second Vice President, 2013 – 2014
    • Secretary-Treasurer 2012 – 2013
    • Board of Directors, 2009 – 2012
    • Construction Law Committee, Chair, 2007 – 2009
  • Eagle International Associates, Inc.
    • Chairman, Board of Directors, 2011-2013
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ)
    • Board of Directors
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (1983-Present)
  • United States Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
    • Permanent Member

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