Turner Padget’s John E. Cuttino Named to Defense Research Institute’s National Board of Directors

October 27, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – October 28, 2009 – Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that John E. Cuttino, a shareholder in the firm’s Columbia, S.C. office, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Mr. Cuttino’s three-year term commenced at the organization’s annual meeting and 50th anniversary celebration in October.

Mr. Cuttino has been a member of DRI since 1985. He has served twice as the national program chair for the annual Construction Law Seminar, and has held various leadership roles within the Construction Committee, most recently serving as chair from 2007 through 2009.

Mr. Cuttino has practiced law in South Carolina since 1982, and his practice includes the handling of construction liability, major personal injury and pharmacy liability cases. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina.

With 22,000 members worldwide, DRI is the world’s largest organization of attorneys who defend the interests of individuals and businesses in civil litigation. DRI provides educational and informational resources to its members, as well as many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, corporate America, and state and local legal defense organizations. For more information, visit http://www.dri.org/.

About Turner Padget
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