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Robert Livingston - Council Bluffs, IA

300 West BroadwaySuite 175 Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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Updated: 05/27/2021

Council Bluffs Personal Injury Lawyer


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...

About Robert Livingston

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Products Liability
  • Municipal
  • Civil Rights

Representative Clients

  • Iowa Communities Assurance Pool
  • Public Entity Risk Services, Inc.
  • York Risk Services Group
  • American Risk Pooling Consultants, Inc.
  • State Farm Fire and Casualty
  • General Casualty
  • Assisted Housing Risk Management Association
  • Numerous private individuals and companies

Representative Cases


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

Other Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 - Present (Fellow and Board Member)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, May 1, 2016 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, February 1, 2012 - June 1, 2019 (Board of Governors)
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, August 1, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, January 1, 2009 - January 1, 2010 (Former President)
  • American Bar Association, March 1, 2016 - July 1, 2017 (Council Member-at-Large GPSolo Division)
  • American Bar Association, August 1, 2015 - July 1, 2017 (Committee member corporate sponsorship GPSolo)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2000 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, 1997 - 2010 (Member)
  • Iowa Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, 2004 - 2008 (President)
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, 2008 - 2009 (Vice-President)

Classes and Seminars

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

Pro Bono Activities

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


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, May, 2000
    Honors: With Honors
  • Colorado State University, May, 1993
    Major: Exercise Sport Science
    Minor: Anatomy Neurobiology
  • Iowa State University, May, 2000
    Major: Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs


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

Office Information


300 West BroadwaySuite 175 Council Bluffs, IA 51503


  • (712) 322-6243


Other Sources of Feedback About Robert Livingston

Included on the 2023 Great Plains list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert Livingston on Super Lawyers


  • U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers - Insurance Law, January 1, 2016 - Present
  • Life Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation, March 1, 2014 - Present
  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, February 1, 2012 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Ranking, January 1, 2011 - Present
  • 5.0 of 5.0 Client Ranking, January 1, 2011 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Award of Merit, June 1, 2008 - Present
  • Super Lawyers – Insurance Law, 2017 - Present
  • Council Bluffs 20 under 40, 2009

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