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Robert Mark Livingston

Personal injury Attorney at Council Bluffs, IA

5.0   7 reviews
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  • State Years
    South Dakota - SD 6 years
    Nebraska - NE 23 years
    Iowa - IA 23 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Accepting the representation of select plaintiff and defense cases in Iowa and Nebraksa including those with injuries or death resulting from auto, motorcycle, truck, slip, trip, fall, premises, products, medical, bicycle, and animal bite incidents and accidents.

    24 years

  2. Car accident
    10%
    DOT billboards warn of the dangers of driving a vehicle and recount the death toll to us each day. It is one of the most dangerous activities we will undertake in our lives. Call if you have been seriously injured.

  3. Insurance
    10%
    You purchased insurance. You believed you knew what was covered. Now, your claim has been denied. What should you do? Consider hiring an attorney. We handle select cases on a fee structure that makes sense - hourly, flat fee, or contingency.

  4. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Premises owners are required to keep their property in reasonably safe condition or warn of unsafe conditions. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by falling at a commercial property and are seriously injured, call now.

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    Justice and compensation will never bring back a loved one. If your loved one has been killed by the negligence of another, the pursuit of justice may ensure it does not happen again. Call now to discuss your case.

  6. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Iowa makes owners statutorily liable for injuries caused by their dog. If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog and have scarring or a serious injury, call now for assistance.

  7. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Negligent inattention by car and truck drivers is the number one cause of motorcycle collisions. If you or a loved have been injured while riding, time is of the essence. We would like to help. Call now.

TRIAL LAWYER DEDICATED TO PERSONAL, PRIVATE, AND PROFESSIONAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION.

My practice is focused on personal injury, appeals, insurance, construction, products liability, employment, municipal, and civil rights. 

My clients are generally located in the western half of Iowa, but I regularly have cases that take me throughout Iowa and Nebraska.  I have many years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts within the Eighth Circuit.  One of my cases has even been argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

I am also called upon to serve as local counsel and consult with other lawyers about appeals and municipal and civil rights cases.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Stuart Tinley Law Firm LLP

Reviews

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Posted by Artez | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Consummate & Compassionate Professional
I came to Rob Livingston regarding a Civil Rights Claim related to discrimination. He listened to my case intently without pre-judging me. With keen discernment he saw the injustice that I had suffered and made it his personal goal to see me made whole. My case was definitely a marathon... Rob never made a promise that I would win my case, but he did promise and deliver on working hard on my behalf to win. Were there setbacks along the way--yes. However, Rob was always cautiously optimistic. He was never exaggerated things going well or wax negative when things were tough. I am truly satisfied with the outcome of my case. Rob was able to negotiate a settlement to my satisfaction and to the chagrin of my opposition. Certainly, it is a cliché when a person says they wish they could have a higher rating system when rating something or someone. Well, I would rate Rob a 10 on professionalism, availability, responsiveness, tenaciousness, and being relational. I highly recommend Rob Livingston for his intergrity,legal expertise, knowledge, and desire to win for his clients.
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Posted by Ashley | May 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Town
Rob was very helpful with my lawsuit for personal injury in a car accident while I was 38 weeks pregnant. He was very patient and explained everything more than once to be without any hesitation. I absolutely recommend him because of the great service. Also, I had no problem contacting him!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Mr. Livingston worked tirelessly and expertly to represent us in a personal injury case by sorting through all the paperwork and advising us clearly as to what the procedures were and what we needed to do. He was courteous and patient with our endless questions. He quickly replied to our e mails and calls. We feel that we hired an attorney who knew his business and was extremely good at it.
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Posted by Thomas | May 2, 2018
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Thomas M. Carter, MD
Mr Livingston represented me as the defendant in a medical malpractice case. We won the case. Mr. Livingston showed the utmost competence, professionalism, honesty, and integrity that one would expect from one's attorney. He thoroughly represented my interest, and went above and beyond by being available even after hours and assisting me through the case. His representation was invaluable, and saved my professional career. I am forever grateful to him.
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Posted by Rick | September 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Multiple automobile collisions
I was involved in two car collisions. I was injured in both and the insurance companies tried to blame the other accident for what their driver did. I am pleased with Mr. Livingston's legal assistance and recommend him to others who are harmed by others.
Posted by Tim and Carol | July 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Man of many talents
Rob has represented us twice for lawsuits with a neighbor for alleged water erosion. We were successful in both cases and appreciated Rob's advice and insights. He also represented us in legal matters for our rental properties. He was always available to answer questions or concerns during the stressful legal process.
Posted by Mandy | April 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, Professional, and Dedicated attorney
My husband and I hired Mr. Livingston to represent our family in the aftermath of a devastating accident. As with any litigation, it was a long, complicated process. Mr. Livingston was empathetic towards our situation and was passionate about our cause. He educated us about the legal system throughout the process, and he helped us stay in touch with what was possible and what was realistic in our case. In the end, we were successful with our case, and we are so grateful for the time and attention Mr. Livingston devoted to our family during that difficult time. Without any hesitation, I recommend Mr. Livingston as an attorney. If we need any legal advice in the future, he will be our first point of contact.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stuart Tinley Law Firm LLP
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD with honors
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hilkemann v. City of Council Carter Lake
  • Sustained District Court Order
  • Hoffman v. Clark
  • Jury Verdict $11 Million (currently on appeal by opponents)
  • Venckus v. City of Iowa City et al.
  • Overruling District Court and sustaining the application of absolute immunity to require entry of summary judgment.
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Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association
  • Member and former President
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Council Member-at-large GPSolo Division
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • GPSolo Corporate Sponsor Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top rated insurance coverage attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top rated insurance coverage attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top rated insurance coverage attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • YLD Award of Merit
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • "iLitigation" Essential Apps and Websites for Litigators
  • 2017
  • Advocacy Institute
  • Appellate Case Law Review
  • 2017
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Sole Practitioner Rules - Iowa Rule 39.18 & 45.11
  • 2016
  • Advocacy Institute
  • Is your Tablet, Phone, or other Device Protecting Confidential Client Information?
  • 2016
  • Annual Conference
  • Appellate Case Law Update
  • 2015
  • Advocacy Institute
  • Appellate Case Law Update (Court of Appeals)
  • 2013
  • Advocacy Institute
  • Appellate Case Law Update (Court of Appeals Decisions)
  • 2012
  • Iowa County Attorney Training Conference
  • Prosecutorial Immunity
  • 2011
  • Advocacy Institute
  • Motion Practice
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Rob. He is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Livingston. I have been involved in multiple construction cases where Mr. Livingston represented a client on the other side. He consistently demonstrated professionalism and expertise in the subject matter."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob is a highly skilled attorney and highly professional in his dealings with opposing counsel and the Court."
General practice Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Construction and development

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Council Bluffs Personal injury Lawyer Robert Mark Livingston
Robert Mark Livingston
Personal injury Attorney
Council Bluffs, IA
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available