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Robert M. Livingston

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Products Liability
  • Municipal
  • Civil Rights
Robert M. Livingston
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Biography

Mr. Livingston's practice focuses on personal injury, appeals, insurance, construction, products liability, municipal, and civil rights. He is regularly called upon to consult or serve as local counsel. Mr. Livingston's clients are generally located in the western half of Iowa and the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area. However, he often has cases throughout Iowa and Nebraska. Mr. Livingston has many years of experience litigating cases and in state and federal courts within the Eighth Circuit. One of his cases has been argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 05/2000
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Colorado State University
    • B.S. - 05/1993
    • Major: Exercise Sport Science
    • Minor: Anatomy Neurobiology
  • Iowa State University
    • M.S. - 05/2000
    • Major: Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs

Classes/Seminars

  • Iowa Court of Appeals Caselaw Update 2016, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 02/24/2017
  • "Litigation: Essential Apps and Websites for Litigators", Iowa Bar Association Annual Meeting, 06/20/2017

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2016 to Present
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and Board Member, 2012 to Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member, 05/2016 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 02/2012 to 06/2019
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, Member, 08/2000 to Present
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, Former President, 01/2009 to 01/2010
  • American Bar Association, Council Member-at-Large GPSolo Division, 03/2016 to 07/2017
  • American Bar Association, Committee member corporate sponsorship GPSolo, 08/2015 to 07/2017
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2000 to Present
  • Iowa Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, Member, 1997 to 2010
  • Iowa Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, President, 2004 to 2008
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, Vice-President, 2008 to 2009

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2002
  • Iowa, 2000
  • Nebraska, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2002
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota
  • South Dakota, 2018
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Honors

  • U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers - Insurance Law
  • Life Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Ranking
  • Lawyers.com 5.0 of 5.0 Client Ranking
  • Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Award of Merit
  • Super Lawyers – Insurance Law
  • Council Bluffs 20 under 40

Representative Cases

  • Meyer v. Birkey, 2015 WL 7300538 (N.D. Iowa, November 18, 2015), 2015, ND Iowa, 2015 WL 7300538
  • HLG Farms II, LLC, v. City of Hamburg, 619 Fed. Appx. 562 (8th Cir. October 22, 2015), 2015, 8th Cir, 619 Fed. Appx. 562
  • Mayhugh v. Dea, 871 N.W.2d 704 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015), 2015, Iowa Ct. App, 871 N.W.2d 705
  • Lakin v. Richards Farm Ltd., 862 N.W.2d 414 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015), 2015, Iowa Ct. App, 862 N.W.2d 414
  • In re Marriage of Schmadeke, 856 N.W.2d 2 (Iowa Ct. App. 2014), 2014, Iowa Ct. App, 856 N.W.2d 2
  • MGM Apartments, LLC, v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., 844 N.W.2d 469 (Iowa Ct. App. 2014), 2014, Iowa Ct. App, 844 N.W.2d 469 (Iowa Ct. App. 2014)
  • Aguilera v. Wright County Iowa, 990 F.Supp.2d 926 (N.D. Iowa 2014), 2014, ND Iowa, 990 F.Supp.2d 926
  • Phelps v. Powers, 5 F.Supp.2d 1036 (S.D. Iowa 2013), 2013, SD Iowa, 5 F.Supp.2d 1036
  • Oshlo Wilkinson Dairy Queen v. Blume, 860 N.W.2d 924 (Iowa Ct. App. December 24, 2014), 2014, Iowa Ct. App
  • Phelps v. Powers, 90 F.Supp.3d 833 (S.D. Iowa January 22, 2015), 2015, SD Iowa
  • Phelps v. Powers, 63 F.Supp.3d 943 (S.D. Iowa December 3, 2014), 2014, SD Iowa
  • Aguilera v. Wright County Iowa, 50 F.Supp.3d 1057 (N.D. Iowa October 6, 2014), 2014, ND Iowa
  • Phelps v. Powers, 295 F.R.D. 349 (S.D. Iowa October 31, 2013), 2013, SD Iowa
  • Hansen-Mueller Co. v. Gau, 838 N.W.2d 138 (Iowa Ct. App. August 21, 2013), 2013, Iowa Ct. App
  • Chicago Ins. Co v. City of Council Bluffs, 713 F.3d 963 (8th Cir. April 30, 2013), 2013, 8th Cir
  • Woodward v. Monona County Bd of Sup'rs, 825 N.W.2d 327 (Iowa Ct. App. November 15, 2012), 2012, Iowa Ct. App
  • Harrington v. City of Council Bluffs, 2012 WL 1470266 (8th Cir. April 30, 2012), 2012, 8th Cir
  • Genesis Ins. Co. v. City of Council Bluffs, 2012 WL 1648842 (8th Cir. May 11, 2012), 2012, 8th Cir
  • Harrington v. Wilber, 743 F.Supp.2d 1013 (S.D. Iowa 2010), 2010, SD Iowa
  • Harrington v. Wilber, 743 F.Supp.2d 1006 (S.D. Iowa 2010), 2010, SD Iowa
  • Collier v. Swede, LLC, 777 N.W.2d 129 (Iowa App. 2009), 2009, Iowa App
  • Baker v. Boyle, 327 Fed. Appx. 600 (8th Cir. 2009), 2009, 8th Cir
  • McGhee v. Pottawattamie County Iowa, 547 F.3d 922 (8th Cir. 2008), cert, 2008, 8th Cir
  • McGhee v. Pottawattamie County, 475 F.Supp.2d (S.D. Iowa 2007), 2007, SD Iowa
  • Sylvester v. Mills County, 760 N.W.2d 209 (Iowa App. 2008), 2008, Iowa App
  • Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2007 WL 1959103 (N.D. Iowa July 3, 2007), 2007, ND Iowa
  • Kuiper v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. , 240 F.R.D. 438 (N.D. Iowa 2007), 2007, ND Iowa
  • Frazier v. Winfield, 252 Fed. Appx. 117 (8th Cir. 2007), 2007, 8th Cir
  • Remmes v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 453 F.Supp.2d 1058 (N.D. Iowa 2006), 2006, ND Iowa
  • Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2006 WL 3422161 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2006), 2006, ND Iowa
  • Kuiper v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2006 WL 3422058 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2006), 2006, ND Iowa
  • VW Enterprises, Inc. v. City of Clarinda, 2006 WL 2872096 (Iowa App. Oct. 11, 2006), 2006, Iowa App
  • Wildner v. Wendorff, 723 N.W.2d 451 (Iowa App. 2006), 2006, Iowa App
  • In re Marriage of Wallace, 711 N.W.2d 732 (Iowa App. 2006), 2006, Iowa App
  • Remmes v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 389 F.Supp.2d 1080 (N.D. Iowa 2005), 2005, ND Iowa

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Education of the Lewis Central School District, 2009 to 2017
  • Commissioner of the West Pottawattamie County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Southwest Regional Office Advisory Council for Iowa Legal Aid, Chair, 2015 to 2018
  • Southwest Regional Office Advisory Council for Iowa Legal Aid, Member, 2014 to 2018
  • Children’s Square USA, Board of Directors, 2011 to 2017
  • Iowa State Bar Review School, Inc., Member, 1997 to 2010
  • Iowa State Bar Review School, Inc., President, 2004 to 2008
  • Southwest Iowa Lawyer League, Member, 2000 to Present

Published Works

  • Southwest Iowa Lawyer League – Is Your Tablet, Phone, or other Device Protecting Confidential Client Information? (and other ethical technology concerns), March 4, 2016
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute, Issues and Strategies for the Trial Lawyer – Is Your Tablet, Phone, or other Device Protecting Confidential Client Information?, February 26, 2016
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association – Sole Practitioner Rules: Iowa Rule 39.18 & 45.11, January 15, 2016
  • Iowa Fourth Judicial District Bench Bar Conference – 2015 Appellate Case Law Review, October 26, 2015
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute co-presented with George Davidson – Appellate Case Law Update (Opinions of the Court of Appeals), February 22, 2013 - February 24, 2012
  • Iowa County Attorney Training Conference – Prosecutorial Immunity, November 11, 2011
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute – Motion Practice, February 25, 2010