Davis Levin Livingston and its partners have made a life-long commitment to ensuring that civil rights and civil liberties are protected. Partners Mark Davis and Michael Livingston have both acted as staff and volunteer attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union; Partner Stan Levin is the former lead litigation attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.
The firm has litigated extensively on behalf of individuals whose first amendment freedom of speech has been limited by government action. Cases in which the firm has recently been involved include the following:
• A class action lawsuit settled on behalf of Hawaii prisoners who were wrongfully detained after having been found innocent of charges brought against them.
• A class action lawsuit settled on behalf of protesters who wanted to peaceably demonstrate at an international meeting of the World Trade Organization.
• A class action lawsuit settled on behalf of handbillers who were distributing commercial leaflets in Waikiki.