Daniel M. Livingston focuses on business and real estate litigation. He has successfully handled hundreds of civil litigation matters involving a wide range of commercial issues, and has tried numerous cases to verdict, judgment or arbitration award. He recently won a nearly $10 million jury verdict for a financial institution against a major homebuilder in San Diego County.
Dan has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Real Estate consistently since 2012, including being named "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Real Estate in Orange County for 2018. He has also been repeatedly named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list by vote of attorney peers and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Orange County. He also carries the prestigious AV-Preeminent rating of Martindale-Hubbell.
He is the past Chair of the Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association, and past member of the Board of Governors of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Dan has authored articles for the Orange County Lawyer and the Brigham Young University Law Review, for which he also served as an Associate Editor.
Dan currently serves as a member of the Board of Counselors of the Lincoln Club of Orange County and as a director of the Sigma Chi Housing Corporation at Stanford University, his alma mater. He is the former President and Member of the California New Motor Vehicle Board, a former member of the California Medical Board, and a former Director of the Newport Beach Library Foundation.
Before joining Payne & Fears LLP, Dan was an associate in the litigation department at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.