Scott Livingston

A specialist in Maryland procurement law, Scott Livingston has represented hundreds of clients on bid protests and other state contract disputes totaling more than 5 billion dollars.

Scott Livingston is a co-founder of Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC.

His practice is dedicated to representing contractors in bid protests, litigation and settlement of claims against agencies of the State of Maryland.

The firm is the biggest Maryland government relations law firms in the State. Lobbying, from time to time, is a significant factor in neutralizing undue influence in award of State contracts.

In his more than 30 years in practice, Scott Livingston has handled more appeals to the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals than any other private practitioner attorney.

In his previous position serving as an Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, Scott Livingston advised the Secretary of Transportation of Maryland. He helped draft Maryland’s procurement regulations governing administrative procedures for resolution of bid protests and contract claims.

He is also the author of “Principles of Maryland Procurement Law” (University of Baltimore Law Review, 1999) and “Fair Treatment for Contractors Doing Business with the State of Maryland” (University of Baltimore Law Review, 1986).

Scott Livingston was a member of the Founding Class of the Antioch School of Law and graduated in 1975.  

Scott Livingston is a regular speaker on procurement law subjects, including construction claims, bid protests, and MBE compliance for organizations including the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association.


  • Maryland Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Associated Builders and Contractors (Chesapeake Chapter and Washington, DC Metro Chapters)

Associate Member

  • Maryland Transportation Building Materials Association
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Notable Representations in Courts

  • Laurel Racing Association, Inc. v. Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, 409 Md. 445, 975 A.2d 894 (2009). Represented applicant for State Video Lottery Terminals (VLT or “slots”) in dispute over selection of applicant for VLT venue.

  • State Center, LLC v. Lexington Charles Ltd. Partnership, 438 Md. 451, 92 A.3d 400 (2014). Represented building owners in dispute over development of new State offices.

  • Concrete General, Inc. v. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 779 F. Supp. 370 (D. Md. 1991). Represented bidder improperly excluded from competition for public contracts because of status as a non-minority business enterprise.


Contact Scott Livingston today to discuss your legal options on solicitations with the State of Maryland.

(301) 951-0150

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