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Keith Livesay

Of Counsel

Heritage Plaza
1111 Bagby Street
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77002
keith.livesay@nelsonmullins.com

Keith focuses his practice on general litigation and appellate practice, handling legal research, motions, and appeals involving most areas of civil law, primarily in state court.  In the past, such areas have included employment, contracts, business torts, collections, construction, real estate, probate, and family law.

Because he is familiar with a wide range of legal areas,...

Keith focuses his practice on general litigation and appellate practice, handling legal research, motions, and appeals involving most areas of civil law, primarily in state court.  In the past, such areas have included employment, contracts, business torts, collections, construction, real estate, probate, and family law.

Because he is familiar with a wide range of legal areas, Keith specializes in unique and unusual cases wherein he applies his diverse perspective. He is one of only a handful of lawyers in the State of Texas to be Board Certified in Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been so since soon after such certification started.

Keith specializes in unique and unusual cases wherein he applies his diverse perspective. He is one of only a handful of lawyers in the State of Texas to be Board Certified in Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been so since soon after such certification started.

Keith focuses his practice on general litigation and appellate practice, handling legal research, motions, and appeals involving most areas of civil law, primarily in state court.  In the past, such areas have included employment, contracts, business torts, collections, construction, real estate, probate, and family law.

Because he is familiar with a wide range of legal areas,... Keith specializes in unique and unusual cases wherein he applies his diverse perspective. He is one of only a handful of lawyers in the State of Texas to be Board Certified in Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been so since soon after such certification started.

Experience

The following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Founder, Livesay Law Office (1993–present)
  • Partner, Texas-based Business Law Firm (1990-1993)
  • Associate, Texas-based Business Law Firm (1986–1990)
  • Obtained appellate decision permitting local doctor to sue for malicious prosecution when hospital submitted fraudulent medical records to peer review committee and to Texas Medical Board, establishing the right for every Texas citizen to sue when commencement of administrative proceeding is premised on perjury and/or false evidence
  • Obtained appellate decision absolving charter school of liability for reduction in force employment
  • Obtained appellate opinions reversing injunctions barring beneficiary of payable on death account from accessing monies
  • Obtained arbitration for employer who was sued by numerous employees for violations of FLSA
  • Assisted in obtaining jury verdict against school district for firing police officer who reported illegal spying on political opponents
  • Convinced probate court that it, and not administrative agency, possesses right to determine rights of common law spouse to retirement benefits

Education

  • Baylor Law School, JD, cum laude, valedictorian (1985)
    • Clifton Cummings Scholarship Recipient
    • President, Phi Alpha Delta
    • Author, Baylor Law Review
  • Michigan State University, BBA (1981)
    • Sigma Iota Epsilon

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable John G. Hill, Second Court of Appeals (Fort Worth, Texas) (1985 - 1986)

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Presentation of No Evidence and Insufficient Evidence Points of Error on Appeal of Jury Trials, 54 Tex. B.J. 878 (1991)
  • Oops, You Weren't Supposed to Get That - A Practical Guide for Inadvertent Production of Privileged, 53 Tex. B.J. 934 (1990)
  • Appeal of a State Summary Judgment: A Practical Guide for Texas Attorneys, 52 Tex. B.J. 934 (1989)
  • Article 3827A and the Maturation of the Creditor's Bill Remedy in Texas, 37 Baylor L. Rev. 587 (1985)
  • Board Certified, Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Lay Reader, St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church