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John F. Kuppens

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
john.kuppens@nelsonmullins.com

John Kuppens is a member of the firm's Consumer Product Safety, Risk Prevention and Regulatory Practice Group, and its Consumer & Mechanical Products Litigation Group. He has experience in consumer product risk prevention and regulatory counseling, product liability litigation, commercial litigation, and state procurement matters. He currently serves as president of the 22,000-member DRI –...

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John Kuppens is a member of the firm's Consumer Product Safety, Risk Prevention and Regulatory Practice Group, and its Consumer & Mechanical Products Litigation Group. He has experience in consumer product risk prevention and regulatory counseling, product liability litigation, commercial litigation, and state procurement matters. He currently serves as president of the 22,000-member DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

The Voice of the Defense Bar, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

John Kuppens is a member of the firm's Consumer Product Safety, Risk Prevention and Regulatory Practice Group, and its Consumer & Mechanical Products Litigation Group. He has experience in consumer product risk prevention and regulatory counseling, product liability litigation, commercial litigation, and state procurement matters. He currently serves as president of the 22,000-member DRI –... The Voice of the Defense Bar, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

Experience

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Experience

  • Evaluates products to assess compliance with consumer product safety regulations, including products governed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Evaluates corporate product safety risk management systems and counsels regarding regulatory compliance and liability prevention
  • Counsels clients regarding product liability risk prevention issues, and evaluates product literature, warnings, labeling, and warranties
  • Handles product liability litigation, and has experience with principles of accident reconstruction, metallurgy, design, biomechanics, manufacturing processes, and warnings
  • Has defended product liability cases involving a wide range of products, including boilers, lawn and garden products, building products, food products, medical devices, electrical and gas-fired appliances, aerial lifts, and textile machinery

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1989)
  • Clemson University, BS, Accounting (1986)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

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Industries

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  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • President (2017 - present)
    • Past National Director
    • Past Chair, Product Liability Committee
    • Past Chair, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Board of Directors, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (2009-2014)
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Faculty Member, Trial Academy (2007)
  • Member, Legal Task Force, Sports & Fitness Industry Association
  • Member, International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization
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