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Frederick V. Livingston
Associate

Phone: (248) 254-4911

Fax: (248) 254-4932

Fred Livingston’s commitment to his clients is driven by his deep sense of fairness.

As a member of the Firm’s insurance defense practice, he strives to prevent plaintiffs from overreaching and exaggerating claims against the insurance carriers he represents, a perspective informed by his initial experience on the other side of the aisle.

This dedication makes him a particularly effective advocate at trial, where he excels at persuading jurors to see the economic and societal impact of their decisions. His ability to analyze and distill tough legal issues and intricate fact patterns has also led to impressive pre-trial victories. For instance, his investigation into the operations of a medical practice revealed that the provider knowingly submitted fraudulent claims for services that were never performed, which enabled him to secure his client’s dismissal from the lawsuit.

Determined to become an attorney after taking a constitution law course while an undergraduate, Fred went on to earn his law degree from Wayne State University, working full-time during the day and attending classes at night. Because of Fred’s exceptional performance in an evidence course, his professor, Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, invited Fred to serve as a judicial intern in his court.

Outside of the practice, Fred is a committed husband and father of three sons, a boys flag football coach, and a youth group mentor at his church.

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School,
    Juris Doctor, 2011
  • Intern, Wayne State Free Legal Aid Clinic
  • Wayne State University,
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Young Lawyers Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • American Constitutional Society
  • Detroit Young Professionals

Volunteer, Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Coach, Michigan Youth Flag Football
  • Youth Group Mentor, Bibleway Outreach Full Gospel Church

Presentations

  • “Pains, Claims & Automobiles: the Future of Auto Law & the Defense Bar,” Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Annual Meeting & Conference, June 2017
  • Bahri – A New Dawn for Fraud Defense,” Insurance Institute of Michigan, Annual Claims Seminar, September 2016

Honors and Awards

Michigan Top Lawyers