Michael Livingston is an honors graduate of Harvard University (1970). He was a member of the founding class at the Antioch School of Law, graduating in 1975. He is a member of the California (1976) and Hawaii (1986) Bars, and is also admitted to practice before the United States Federal Courts. Mr. Livingston served as the Mountain States Regional Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union during the late 1970s, before stepping aside from the practice of law to coach the sport of rowing on the intercollegiate and international levels. As a competitor, Mr. Livingston won numerous national championships, and was a member of the 1968 and 1972 (silver medalist) United States Olympic Teams. Among the athletes he has coached are many national champions and Olympians. His book on high level athletic training, entitled Mental Discipline: The Pursuit of Peak Performance, was published by Human Kinetics Publishers in 1989. Mr. Livingston has been selected to both the Harvard University Athletic Hall of Fame and the United States Rowing Hall of Fame. Mr. Livingston returned to the practice of law in 1985, and opened a litigation practice on the Big Island in 1986. In late 1986, he joined the Honolulu law firm then known as Davis and Levin. He became a partner of the firm in 1990, and Livingston was added to the firm name in 1996.

Mr. Livingston specializes in litigation, and focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in cases involving medical negligence, major personal injuries, substantial commercial disputes, insurance bad faith, and violations of civil liberties. Recognized for many years as one of Honolulu Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” in both personal injury law and medical malpractice law, Mr. Livingston was selected as Hawaii’s “Lawyer of the Year” in medical malpractice law (plaintiffs) for 2012 – 2013. He is also listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” in “Hawaii’s Super Lawyers,” and in Madison’s Who’s Who. Mr. Livingston is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Membership in the “College” is extended by invitation only and after careful investigation to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. In addition, Mr. Livingston is a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The Academy, which limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States, seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Livingston has been committed to the preservation and protection of civil rights and civil liberties.  A long-standing member of the American Civil Liberties Union Litigation Committee, he has chaired that Committee for many years. Mr. Livingston also teaches pretrial litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.

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Practice Areas

Class Actions
Civil Rights
Consumer Rights
Insurance Bad Faith
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death

Contact

Michael Livingston
Davis Levin Livingston
400 Davis Levin Livingston Place
851 Fort Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

ph (866) 806-4349 x305
fax (808) 545-7802

[email protected]

Position

Partner, Davis Levin Livingston
Born Denver, Colorado, September 21, 1948

Bar Admissions

Admitted to California Bar, 1976
1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1986, Admitted to Hawaii Bar
1986, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

Harvard University
• A.B., cum laude, 1970

Antioch School of Law
• J.D., 1975

Books

“Mental Discipline: The Pursuit of Peak Performance

 

Professional Honors and Associations

• Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”
• Listed in “Hawai`i’s Best Lawyers” (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury)
• Listed in “Hawai`i’s Super Lawyers”
• Listed in Madison’s Who’s Who
• Selected as Hawaii’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012-2013 in the area of Medical Malpractice
• Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
• Fellow in the International College of Trial Lawyers

Lecture & Teaching

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

Numerous seminars and lectures