Livingston Law Firm shareholders Renée Welze Livingston, Craig A. Livingston and Crystal L. Van Der Putten were selected as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers. No more than five percent of practicing regional attorneys are named to this prestigious list. This year marks Renée's 9th on the Super Lawyer list for her distinguished work in civil litigation defense. Craig has been recognized for 11 years for his product liability defense work. After multiple years as a Rising Star, Crystal has been named a Super Lawyer in recognition of her civil litigation defense work.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters-owned rating service, evaluates highly-regarded attorneys from more than 70 practice areas through a multi-phase process. Each year, attorneys are selected for inclusion on regional lists based upon peer nominations, peer evaluations and the service's own independent research. The annual Northern California Super Lawyers list is published in Super Lawyers Magazine (Northern California edition) and is available online at www.superlawyers.com.
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LLF Managing Shareholder Renée Welze Livingston and Shareholder Crystal L. Van Der Putten will be attending the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada 59th Annual Meeting on December 6 and 7, 2018, at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.
As the Chair of the 59th Annual Meeting – “Elevate Your Trial Presence” – Renée played a major role in developing the meeting’s overall theme, planning and organizing the two-day event, and coordinating the many excellent programs and top flight speakers. Crystal is one of those speakers; she coordinated the continuing legal education program, “Puttin’ on the Writs: Putting Your Best Foot Forward to a Successful Writ Petition,” and will serve as the program’s moderator. Her fellow panelists are Hon. Ignazio Ruvolo (1st DCA Ret.) and Susan Horst, Esq.
Shareholder Craig A. Livingston attended the three-day Product Liability Advisory Council Fall Conference in Dana Point, California, beginning October 31, 2018. The conference was attended by more than 175 Corporate and Sustaining Members of PLAC, as well as other product liability experts, who discussed complex legal issues facing product manufactures, suppliers and retailers. Conference programs ranged from a preview of the 2018-2019 U.S. Supreme Court term to the product liability implications of artificial intelligence and block chain technology, “smart” product risk management, autonomous vehicles, global product regulation, and the risk implications of the Common Decency Act on “brick and mortar” retailers vs. e-commerce retailers.