Valiente Mott is a law firm dedicated to helping personal injury victims. We handle all personal injury matters, including car crashes, defective products, and catastrophic injury. We are compassionate, yet aggressive when protecting personal injury victims and families who lost loved ones in fatal accidents.
When you, or a loved one, suffers an injury, the anxiety and pressure experienced when trying to juggle insurance adjusters, collection companies, body shops, hospitals, employment obligations, and family stressors are already difficult enough. When you add severe pain and sleepless nights, and the depression and hopelessness that come with it, even the most capable and competent people will feel lost and overwhelmed. During this time of crisis and financial stress, you need a strong advocate on your side.
Michael S. Valiente, Partner at Valiente Mott, left his position at Nevada’s preeminent insurance defense trial law firm to help people, not insurance companies. He has extensive experience representing victims of car accidents, defective products, and catastrophic injury.
Mike prides himself in providing unparalleled customer service. In his youth, Mike was involved in a serious car accident. Mike hired a lawyer to sue the negligent driver that caused his injuries. Unfortunately, Mike experienced what most people experience when hiring a lawyer: poor customer service and ineffective representation. Specifically, Mike met with the lawyer for the initial consultation, only to never hear or speak from the lawyer again. In the end, the attorney settled Mike’s case for pennies on the dollar. After this unpleasant experience, Mike vowed that Valiente Mott would be different.
Tim Mott, Partner at Valiente Mott, left his position at Nevada’s preeminent insurance defense trial law firm where he represented corporations, including Fortune 500 companies and the largest insurance companies in the world, to create Valiente Mott. Tim, along with Mike, created Valiente Mott to help people, not insurance companies. He has extensive experience representing victims of car accidents, defective products, and catastrophic injury.
Tim was born and raised in Las Vegas and comes from a long-line of Las Vegas natives: his father was born and raised in Las Vegas in 1950 and his grandfather was born and raised in Las Vegas in 1919. He is proud of his Las Vegas roots and proudly represents injury victims throughout all of Nevada. Tim has tried several cases to verdict and has never lost a trial. He receives great satisfaction out of representing victims, not the powerful, and receives great satisfaction out of protecting his community from those more concerned with profits than the community’s health and safety.
Nate Quist, Associate at Valiente Mott, began his career working alongside Partners Mike and Tim at Nevada’s preeminent insurance defense trial law firm. At the insurance defense firm, Nate represented large corporations and dealt with extremely complicated legal issues. Nate left the world of insurance defense to join the Clark County Public Defender’s Office in Las Vegas.
While at the Public Defender’s Office, the majority of Nate’s time was spent in the courtroom, there he gained invaluable experience as a trial lawyer. Nate left the Public Defender’s Office to reunite with Mike and Tim and to add his unique blend of experience to be a powerful advocate to those who have been injured.
Nate received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Year in and year out, UVA is ranked as a top ten law school by U.S News & World Report. While attending law school, Nate completed an externship with the Honorable Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Additionally, Nate participated in the distinguished William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, and he attended the Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Nate graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University.
Jim joined the litigation team at Valiente Mott in May 2021 as the trial attorney. In his role with the firm, Jim drafts pleadings, oversees pre-trial discovery, takes and defends depositions, makes court appearances for hearings, prepares witnesses, and takes cases to trial. In bringing his talent and skill to Valiente Mott, Jim left his position as a trial attorney for one of Nevada’s most successful and well-known civil litigation firms. He advocated for Plaintiffs alongside some of the best and most respected trial attorneys in the State. Selected by his peers, Jim was honored as a Vegas, Inc. Top Lawyer 2020 and a 2021 Mountain States Rising Star Personal Injury Attorney by SuperLawyers.com.
A true Nevada native, Jim was born and raised in small, rural towns all around the State. After graduating from Pahrump Valley High School, Jim attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to become a Physical Therapist. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Injury Management and Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from UNLV, Jim worked as a Physical Therapist for 14 years providing direct treatment to patients in a variety of settings, including Acute Care Hospitals, Outpatient clinics, Rehabilitation Hospitals, and Home Health. After being accepted into the part-time evening program at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, Jim continued to work full-time as a physical therapist providing patient care during the day while attending law school in the evenings.