Craig A. Livingston

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Craig is a nationally recognized product liability trial lawyer who represents domestic and international manufacturers and distributors in matters throughout the country. Craig is a long-standing Sustaining Member of the Product Liability Advisory Council and has, for over two decades, served as national coordinating counsel and national trial counsel for a number of manufacturers and distributors. Craig has appeared in more than 20 states for clients as local, regional or national counsel. He also works closely with clients on risk management strategies, including issues surrounding product warnings and instructions. Craig has tried many high-exposure cases to verdict in both state and federal courts involving a wide-range of products. He is an authority on firearms litigation and is frequently called upon to brief and argue the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in state and federal courts. Craig is regularly a featured speaker for defense lawyer groups on such issues as product liability defense strategies, catastrophic injury and wrongful death and trial tactics. Craig is a 5.0 (A-V Preeminent) rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2007.

“One of my greatest strengths is the ability to develop and implement a unique, often nuanced, strategy for each case and client with the goal of reaching the most favorable resolution at the earliest opportunity. And when that resolution requires a trial, my clients know they will get 110% from me and my trial team every time.”

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Products Liability
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
925-478-5029  Phone
925.952.9880  Phone
925.952.9881  Fax
University Attended:
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
Univ. of San Francisco, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990, California; 2009, United States Supreme Court; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1990, USDC Northern District California; 1994, USDC Eastern District California; 1999, USDC Central District California; 2008, USDC Southern District California
State Bar of California; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Product Liability Advisory Council (Sustaining Member); Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel.
Birth Information:
Oakland, California, August 17, 1960
Reported Cases:
Adames v. Sheahan (2007) 378 Ill.App.3d. 502.; Adames v. Sheahan (2009) 233 Ill.2d 276 cert. denied sub nom. Adames v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp. (2009) 175 L.Ed. 634.; Delana v. CED Sales, Inc. d/b/a Odessa Gun & Pawn (2016) 486 S.W.3d. 316 [Missouri Supreme Court].
Hobbies & interests:
​A Bay Area native, Craig spent five years in municipal law enforcement before attending law school. He is passionate about his cooking (he makes a fantastic porcini mushroom risotto and truly authentic seafood gumbo), vegetable gardening and wine making (with the attendant wine consumption), and he enjoys traveling, hiking and golf (though his index does not reflect it).​
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Walnut Creek, California

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