Daniel C. Cuppett, Esq.
Education: B.A. - Philosophy (Summa Cum Laude) West Virginia University, 1996; J.D. (Order of the Coif - Graduated 5th in Law Class) West Virginia University, 1999.
Bar Admissions: Maryland, 1999; West Virginia, 2000; Federal District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts West Virginia, 2000; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000; New York, 2006, Oregon, 2010; Federal District Court, Oregon, 2012
Memberships: American Bar Association, American MENSA;
Practice Areas: Car Accidents, All Personal Injuries, Social Security Disability, SSI, Toxic Torts, Consumer Rights Violations, Mediation, Arbitration
Publications: So You've Been In an Accident. Now What?: A Practical Guide to Personal Injury Law, Silver Lake Publishing 2008.
Academic Appointments: Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy. Clinton Community College. Spring 2008 to present.
Languages: English, Some French
Attorney Cuppett was born in a small town in the mountains of Western Maryland in 1974. As an undergraduate in college, he majored in philosophy, studying such diverse topics as ethics, formal and informal logic, metaphysics, philosophy of law, political philosophy, epistomology, and philosophy of language. After receiving his undergraduate degree, graduating summa cum laude and receiving several awards in Philosophy, he immediately began law school. In law school, Mr. Cuppett took an early interest in personal injury law and co-authored a law review article involving insurance bad faith law. He received several awards in law school, including awards for receiving the highest grade in Torts II, Professional Responsibility (lawyer ethics), Property II, and International and Comparative Law Seminar, was a member of the West Virginia Law Review and graduated 5th in his class leading to induction into the Order of the Coif.
After law school, Mr. Cuppett practiced five years in northern West Virginia. During that time he exclusively handled automobile accident and other personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment discrimination cases. He also prepared basic Wills and Trusts. In the fall of 2004 Mr. Cuppett moved with his wife to Montreal, Quebec where she completed her medical residency in 2007. He began offering services as a consultant on personal injury law in northern New York and northern Vermont in 2004. During this time he also wrote a book for non-lawyers on the topic of personal injury law. It is meant not as a do-it-yourself guide, but rather a handbook for people who have attorneys representing them in personal injury matters and want to have a better understanding of the process. The book was released in March 2008 and is titled: So You've Been in an Accident, Now What?: A Practical Guide to Personal Injury Law was published.
In January, 2006 Mr. Cuppett officially became an associate attorney with the Law Office of Mark Schneider and in 2007 moved from Montreal to Plattsburgh. In the Fall of 2009, Mr. Cuppett moved with his family from Plattsburgh to McMinnville, Oregon where he has opened a personal injury and Social Security Disability practice. Mr. Cuppett also remains "of counsel" to the Law Office of Mark Schneider. This is a term used to describe an attorney who is a consultant to and works with a law firm in some capacity but is not an owner or employee of the firm.
Dan's experience as a personal injury lawyer, as well as his ability to comfort clients throughout the difficult litigation process make him an excellent asset to have in your corner.
LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL CUPPETT 503-583-2492
1945 NE Baker Street
P.O. Box 419
McMinnville, OR 97128