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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.  Click here for more details.

    In January, 2006 Mr. Cuppett officially became an associate attorney with the Law Office of Mark Schneider in Plattsburgh, New York and in 2007 moved from Montreal to Plattsburgh.  In 2009 Mr. Cuppett moved with his family to McMinnville, Oregon where he continues to consult with the Law Office of Mark Schneider as "Of Counsel" and has also opened a personal injury and Social Security disability appeals practice.

    His experience as a personal injury and disability lawyer, as well as his ability to comfort clients throughout the difficult litigation process make him an excellent asset to have in your corner.  Call or Email Dan Today.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    17 years, 300 cases
  2. Social Security: 25%
    12 years, 100 cases



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1945 NE Baker St.
P.O. Box 419
McMinnville, OR, 97128


NYCurrently registered 200607/11/2016
WVAuthorized to practice law200008/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the Coif
Law Review StaffWest Virginia Law Review1997
Eberly Scholar GraduateWVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences1996
Graduate Summa Cum LaudeWest Virginia University1996
Daniel B. Purinton Scholarship in PhilosophyDaniel B. Purinton1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Daniel Cuppett2011 - Present
Adjunct Instructor of PhilosophyClinton Community College2008 - 2009
Personal Injury AttorneyHamstead Williams & Shook1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
US District Court District of OregonAdmitted2012 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2011 - Present
US District Court Southern District of New YorkAdmitted2008 - Present
US District Court District of VermontAdmitted2007 - Present
US District Court Northern District of New YorkAdmitted2006 - Present
MENSAMember2001 - Present
US Court of Appeals, Fourth CircuitAdmitted2000 - Present
US District Court, Northern District of West VirginiaAdmitted2000 - Present
US District Court, Southern District of West VirginiaAdmitted2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anderson V. GreyhoundConfidential
Rear end collision$425,000 Settlement
IN RE: Yamaha Motor Corp. Rhino ATV Products Liability LitigationConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
So You've Been In An Accident: Now What?Book2008
American Bar Association publicationA Bright Spot in the Dreary Case Factory2005
West Virginia Law ReviewThe Law of Insurance Company Claim Misconduct in West Virginia1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
West Virginia UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Plattsburgh High SchoolBeing a LawyerN/A