Robert M. Livingston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Council Bluffs, IA

Stuart Tinley Law Firm LLP
 | 310 West Kanesville Boulevard, Second Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-4033
Fax: 712-322-6243
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robert M. Livingston is a partner at the Stuart Tinley Law Firm LLP that is headquartered in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Admitted to practice in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, he represents people and companies throughout each of those states. Mr. Livingston is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    A highly-regarded courtroom advocate at both the trial and appellate levels, Mr. Livingston’s experience has encompassed personal injury and wrongful death litigation, insurance coverage, civil rights and construction disputes. His personal injury clients are people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties, and his cases in this regard have involved defective products, premises liability, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Livingston has been successful in obtaining significant compensation on their behalf through negotiated settlements as well as jury verdicts after trials.

    Mr. Livingston’s construction experience has included the defense of contractors, design professionals, and owners in cases involving allegations of shoddy building performance and other types of defects. In his civil rights practice, he has represented people whose constitutional rights have been violated or who have been the victims of discrimination that is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A graduate of Drake University Law School, Mr. Livingston’s successful track record has earned him numerous accolades from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 10%Insurance Coverage
    • 20%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Civil Litigation
    • 20%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Construction Litigation
    • 10%Civil Rights
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

    Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Construction Defects

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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    About Robert Livingston

    Admitted: 2000, Iowa

    Professional Webpage: https://www.stuarttinleylaw.com/attorneys/robert-livingston/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Award of Merit, June 2008
    • Council Bluffs 20 under 40, August 2009
    • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, 2016 - Present
    • Lawyers.com 5.0 out of 5.0 Client Reviews, 2011 – Present
    • Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Ranking, 2011 – Present
    • Fellowship in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 - Present
    • Life Fellow of the Iowa State Bar Foundation, 2014 – Present
    • Admitted to membership in the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys ("ADTA"). The ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be its primary member per one million in population for each city, town, or municipality across the United States and select additional countries, Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, 2016
    • Super Lawyers – Insurance Law, 2017 – Present
    • Membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges and unanimously approval by the Board of Governors. Membership is limited to 250 attorneys who have displayed exceptional skills and the highest integrity, and who have dedicated their professional lives primarily to trial practice, Fellowship, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Admitted to membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA"). ABOTA is dedicated to preserving the civil jury trial and promoting "Justice by the People." Membership is by invitation only and limited to experienced trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation, Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present, President, 2009 – 2010, Vice-President, 2008 – 2009
    • Iowa State Bar Review School, Inc., and committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Iowa Bar Association, Member, 1997 – 2010, President, 2004 – 2008
    • Southwest Iowa Lawyer League, Member, 2000 – Present
    • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present, Board of Governors, 2012 – 2019
    • Iowa, 2000
    • American Bar Association, Council Member-at-large GPSolo Division, 2016 – 2017, Committee member corporate sponsorship, 2015 – 2017
    • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2002
    • Nebraska, 2000
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2002
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2002
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2002
    • South Dakota, 2018
    • U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, 2018
    • Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2012

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Southwest Regional Office Advisory Council for Iowa Legal Aid, Chair, 2015 – 2018, Member, 2014 - 2018
    • Children’s Square USA Board of Directors, 2011 – 2017
    • Commissioner of the West Pottawattamie County Soil and Water Conservation District, 2000
    • Board of Education of the Lewis Central School District, 2009 – 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Iowa County Attorney Training Conference – Prosecutorial Immunity, November 11, 2011
    • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Institute – Motion Practice, February 25, 2010 
    • 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 co-presented with George Davidson – Appellate Case Law Update (Opinions of the Court of Appeals), February 24, 2012
    • 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
    • Iowa Fourth Judicial District Bench Bar Conference – 2015 Appellate Case Law Review, October 26, 2015
    • Pottawattamie County Bar Association – Sole Practitioner Rules: Iowa Rule 39.18 & 45.11, January 15, 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

    Educational Background:

    • M.S. Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs Iowa State University, Iowa State University, May 2000
    • B.S. Exercise Sport Science with Minor in Anatomy Neurobiology, Colorado State University, May 1993
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    Office Location for Robert M. Livingston

    310 West Kanesville Boulevard
    Second Floor
    Council Bluffs, IA 51503

    Phone: 712-322-4033

    Fax: 712-322-6243

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