Keith C. Livesay
Was born in Rockford, Illinois on December 20, 1959 and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985. Mr. Livesay is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for both the Fifth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of Texas. He is Board Certified in Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of only a handful lawyers for the Rio Grande
Valley to be so certified. Mr. Livesay has successfully argued before the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals, as well as the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Livesay specializes in litigation, legal research, motion and appellate practice, and has done such work in a wide range of fields, including real estate litigation, debt collection, construction law, usery, personal injury, family law, and civil rights litigation. He graduated Sigma Iota Eplison from Michigan State University (B.B.A., 1981) and graduated first in his classfrom Baylor School of Law in Waco, Texas (J.D., 1985). While in law school, he was president of his legal fraternity, the recipient of the prestigious Clifton Cummings Scholarship, received numerous other awards, and is the author of three extensive law review articles. After graduation he completed a clerkship for Honorable John G. Hill of the Court of Appeals, Second Judicial District of Texas. In 1986, Mr. Livesay joined Ewers & Toothaker where he rose to be head of their Appellate Section. He later joined Barron, Orendain, Malanay & Flanagan where he was head of their appellate department as well. In 1993, Mr. Livesay opened his own practice and is Of Counsel to the Hernandez Law Firm.
Since graduating from law school, Mr. Livesay has authored several articles on various procedural issues which have been published in the Texas Bar Journal. He also contributes his talent to the Hidalgo County Pro Bono Project. He has been a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Legal Subject Matter Areas of Expertise
- Appeals: Federal and State.
- Civil Litigation: Commercial, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury.