Attorney Profile

Mr. Livsey is a member of the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning Section. Mr. Livsey’s legal practice includes:  Estate and trust administration, estate and gift planning, and probate administration and taxation, with a focus on Split Interest Trusts, Family Limited Liability Companies, Private Foundations, and Charitable Foundations. Mr. Livsey also has considerable experience in Real Estate Land Use Planning.  Mr. Livsey maintains an AV Preeminent (4.5) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.  He has also been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates and has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2015, 2018).


Institute of Certified Bankers, CTFA, 2007

  • American Bankers Association, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2004

University of Utah, B.S., Psychology, 1997

  • cum laude
  • Phi Kappa Phi and Psy Chi Honors Societies

Prior Professional Experience

  • Mediator for Utah Dispute Resolution, 2003, 2004
  • Summer Associate, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 2002, 2003
  • Paralegal, Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 2001

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar, 2004
  • Utah State, Supreme and Federal Court, 2004
  • Idaho State Bar, 2012
  • Idaho State, Supreme and Federal Court, 2012
  • Wyoming State, Supreme Court, 2016
  • US District Court, District of Wyoming, 2018

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Board Member & Secretary, Advisory Committee, S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation, 2006-present
  • Board Member & Secretary, Advisory Committee, Frederick Q. Lawson Foundation, 2016-present
  • Board Member & Secretary, Advisory Committee, Janet Q. Lawson Foundation, 2009-present
  • Board Member & Secretary, Advisory Committee, JoAnne L. Shrontz Foundation, 2008-present
  • Board Member, Advisory Committee, Dorothy F. Martin Foundation, 2009-present
  • Advisor, Charitable Gift Fund, American Endowment Foundation, 2017-present
  • Member, Utah Grantmakers Alliance, Community Foundation of Utah, 2018
  • Advisor, Charitable Gift Fund, Community Foundation of Utah, 2016-present
  • Chair, Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar, 2015-2018
  • Legislative Committee, Estate Planning and Elder Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2015-present
  • Chair, Planned Giving Committee, Primary Children’s Medical Center, 2012-2013
  • Board Member, Advisory Committee, Wasatch Canyons Foundation, 2014-2015
  • Board Member & Secretary, Frederick R. Lawson Foundation, 2009-2011
  • Member, Tax and Estate Planning and Probate Sections, Utah State Bar, 2004-present
  • Board Member, Ballet West, 2007-2011
  • Chair, Non-Profit Charitable Section, Utah State Bar, 2008-2010
  • Member, Legislative Liaison Committee, Utah State Bar, 2009-2010

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