John A. Livingood, Jr.

John A. Livingood, Jr.

Partner
Office:Philadelphia, PA
Phone:(215) 931-5868
Cell:(215) 738-0879
Email:jlivingood@margolisedelstein.com
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John A. Livingood, Jr. defends insured and self-insured entities in casualty litigation. John represents automobile dealerships, repair facilities and vehicle parts manufacturers in all aspects of motor vehicle litigation, including products liability actions, consumer protection issues and trade secret disputes.

John is primary counsel for a Philadelphia-based crane rental company and a major East Coast construction and facilities management company, serving as counsel on casualty claims, contract negotiations, litigation, bid disputes, liens and collections.

John gives lectures to clients and other attorneys on such topics as the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, contractual indemnity, and the status of joint and several liability in Pennsylvania.

Education:

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Bucknell University (B.A.)

Honors:

  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, articles editor
  • Immediate Past President -- Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

John A. Livingood, Jr.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, New Jesey

Professional Affiliations:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • PBI - Distracted Driving
  • PBI - Fair Share Act

Articles and Publications:

Representative Matters:

  • Turner v. Bowman — Defense verdict in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for driver of a disabled vehicle struck by a school bus on a major highway.
  • Smith v. Marchetti — Defense verdict in motor vehicle liability case where the matter was transferred to Mr. Livingood just 72 hours before jury selection.
  • Seidel v. White’s Harley Davidson — Summary judgment for a motorcycle dealership in a products liability action based on plaintiff’s spoliation of evidence.
  • Elliott Lewis Corporation v. 101 Walnut — Obtained a near full recovery of all amounts owed to a subcontractor from an owner and lender on a distressed condominium project through use of mechanic’s liens and litigation.
  • Deon v. Bergeys — Summary judgment for a retread tire manufacturer in a personal injury action, arguing that the plaintiff could not prove a defect in the product.
  • Depew v. Sautter Crane — Defense verdict for a crane owner and operator in a significant personal injury action brought by an injured worker.
  • Quinn v. Carroll Valley Resort — Defended a local resort against a significant dram shop action, with no recovery by plaintiff.
  • Smith v. Elliott Lewis Corp. — Defense verdcit in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in favor of jet bridge maintenance company in fall down claim by an airline employee.
  • Chizkov v. Moore — Defense verdict in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for motor vehicle operator who struck plaintiff, an adult bicyclist, resulting in multiple cervical fractures and surgery.
  • Thomas v. Elliott Lewis — Obtained complete recovery of all defense and settlement costs in a bench trial on enforcement of a contractual indemnity clause.

John A. Livingood, Jr.