Murphy & Grantland, PA is pleased to announce that Shareholder Anthony W. Livoti has been awarded the 2019 Fred H. Sievert Award. This nationwide award is presented by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) to an individual who “has made a significant contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of the organized defense bar.” All nominees “must be the current or past president of a State and Local Defense Organization, who have initiated innovative projects for the betterment of the organization and exercised strong leadership.”
Livoti was the 2017-2018 President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA), having previously served as the SCDTAA Secretary, Treasurer and President-elect. While president, Livoti focused his initiatives on developing the “SCDTAA Emerging Leaders Program.” The goal of the program is to identify young lawyers in member firms as potential future leaders of the SCDTAA, and equip them, through training and mentoring, to take on leadership roles in the SCDTAA, their firms, and communities. Participants in the Emerging Leaders program are required to accomplish several milestones over a two-year period, including taking part in specific leadership training during meetings of the SCDTAA. In the program’s inaugural year, many young lawyers were identified and actively participated in the Emerging Leaders program and the growth of the program continues today.
In addition to being a member of the SCDTAA and DRI, Livoti is also an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Livoti concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury defense. As a certified circuit court mediator, much of his practice is also dedicated to alternative dispute resolution and mediations. He has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars on mediation and leadership.
The Fred H. Sievert award will be presented at the 2019 DRI Annual Meeting October 16-19, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.