Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston: Attorney with Stuart Tinley Law Firm LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Stuart Tinley Law Firm LLP (13 Attorneys)
  • CenturyLink Building, 310 West Kanesville Boulevard, Second Floor, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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  • Robert M. Livingston is a partner at the Stuart Tinley Law Firm, LLP. His practice focuses on litigation and appeals.
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My practice is focused on personal injury, appeals, insurance, construction, products liability, municipal, and civil rights. I am also regularly called upon to consult or serve as local counsel. My clients are generally located in the western half of Iowa and the Council Bluffs/Omaha metro area. However, I regularly have cases throughout Iowa and Nebraska. I have many years of experience litigating cases and in state and federal courts within the Eighth Circuit. One of my cases has been argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (Named to fellowship in 2012).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance
  • Premises Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
712-322-4033  Phone
712-322-6243  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 398, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
University Attended:
Colorado State University, B.S., 1993; Iowa State University, M.S., 2000
Law School Attended:
Drake University, J.D., with honors, 2000
Year of First Admission:
2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2000, Iowa; 2000, Nebraska; 2002, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
American Board of Trial Advocates (May 2016 - Present); Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow 2012 - Present; Board of Governors 2016 - Present); Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (April 2016 - Present); American Bar Association (Current Member; Corporate Sponsor Committee Member of the GP Solo Division, August 2015 - July 2017; and, Council Member-at-Large for the Solo, Small firm and General Practice Division, March 2016 - July 2017); Pottawattamie County Bar Association (Current Member; President, 2009-2010; Vice-President 2008-2009), Iowa State Bar Association (Current Member, Current Board of Governors; Past-President, Bar Review Committee of the Young Lawyers Division), Nebraska State Bar Association; Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (former member, former Board of Governors, Past Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee).
Reported Cases:

Kinseth v. Weil-McClain Company, 2017 WL 1400801 (Iowa Ct. App. April 19, 2017); Meyer v. Birkey, 2015 WL 7300538 (N.D. Iowa November 18, 2015); HLG Farms II, LLC, v. City of Hamburg, 619 Fed.Appx 562 (8th Cir. October 22, 2015); Mayhugh v. Dea, 871 N.W.2d 705 (Iowa Ct. App. September 23, 2015); Lakin v. Richards Farm Ltd., 862 N.W.2d 414 (Iowa Ct. App. January 28, 2015); Phelps v. Powers, 90 F.Supp.3d 833 (S.D. Iowa January 22, 2015); Oshlo Wilkinson Dairy Queen v. Blume, 860 N.W.2d 924 (Iowa Ct. App. December 24, 2014); Phelps v. Powers, 63 F.Supp.3d 943 (S.D. Iowa December 3, 2014); Aguilera v. Wright County Iowa, 50 F.Supp.3d 1057 (N.D. Iowa October 6, 2014); In re Marriage of Schmadeke, 856 N.W.2d (Iowa Ct. App. August 13, 2014); MGM Apartments, LLC, v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., 844 N.W.2d 469 (Iowa Ct. App. January 23, 2014); Aguilera v. Wright County Iowa, 990 F.Supp.2d 926 (N.D. Iowa January 6, 2014); Phelps v. Powers, 5 F.Supp.3d 1036 (S.D. Iowa December 19, 2013); Phelps v. Powers, 295 F.R.D. 349 (S.D. Iowa October 31, 2013); Hansen-Muller Co. v. Gau, 838 N.W.2d 138 (Iowa Ct. App. August 21, 2013); Chicago Ins. Co. v. City of Council Bluffs, 713 F.3d 963 (8th Cir. April 30, 2013); Woodward v. Monona County Bd of Sup'rs, 825 N.W.2d 327 (Iowa Ct. App. November 15, 2012); Harrington v. City of Council Bluffs, 2012 WL 1470266 (8th Cir. April 30, 2012; Genesis Ins. Co. v. City of Council Bluffs, 2012 WL 1648842 (8th Cir. May 11, 2012); Harrington v. Wilber, 743 F.Supp.2d 1013 (S.D. Iowa 2010); Harrington v. Wilber, 743 F.Supp.2d 1006 (S.D. Iowa 2010); Collier v. Swede, LLC, 777 N.W.2d 129 (Iowa App. 2009); Baker v. Boyle, 327 Fed. Appx. 600 (8th Cir. 2009); McGhee v. Pottawattamie County Iowa, 547 F.3d 922 (8th Cir. 2008), cert granted by Pottawattamie County, Iowa, v. McGhee, 129 S.Ct 2002 (2009); McGhee v. Pottawattamie County, 475 F.Supp.2d (S.D. Iowa 2007); Sylvester v. Mills County, 760 N.W.2d 209 (Iowa App. 2008); Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2007 WL 1959103 (N.D. Iowa July 3, 2007); Kuiper v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 240 F.R.D. 438 (N.D. Iowa 2007); Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrance, 240 F.R.D. 431 (N.D. Iowa 2007); Frazier v. Winfield, 252 Fed. Appx. 117 (8th Cir. 2007); V.W. Enterprises, Inc. v. City of Clarinda, 2006 WL 2872096 (Iowa App. 2006); Remmes v. International Flavors & Fragrences, Inc., 453 F.Supp.2d 1058 (N.D. Iowa 2006); Weimer v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2006 WL 3422161 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2006); Kuiper v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 2006 WL 3422058 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 28, 2006); VW Enterprises, Inc., v. City of Clarinda, 2006 WL 2872096 (Iowa App. Oct. 11, 2006); Wildner v. Wendorff, 723 N.W.2d 451 (Iowa App. 2006); In re Marriage of Wallace, 711 N.W.2d 732 (Iowa App. 2006); Remmes v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., 389 F.Supp.2d 1080 (N.D. Iowa 2005).

Hobbies & interests:
Running, cycling, and volunteering in the community. Mr. Livingston currently serves on the Board of Education for the Lewis Central School District, Board of Directors for the Christian Home Association Children's Square U.S.A., and as board member and current president of the Council Bluffs Iowa Legal Aid Advisory Board.
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (12 reviews)
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