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Kevin Wayne Mottley

Brain injury Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Brain injury
    Representation of individuals who have suffered a brain injury as the result of the negligence of another.

    14 years, 2 cases

  2. Litigation
    Representation of businesses, business people, trustees, and beneficiaries in litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contractual relations, breach of trust, or similar claims.

    28 years, 200 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Representation of individuals injured by the negligence of others, and due to no fault of their own.

    26 years, 100 cases

Kevin Mottley is a Richmond, Virginia trial lawyer dedicated to representing those who have suffered from a brain injury or other serious injury due to someone else's negligence.  In addition, Mottley handles select cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, family estate disputes, and business disputes.

Mottley's law practice, The Mottley Law Firm PLC, is located in Richmond's west end with easy access to Interstates 64 and 95, as well as Richmond's downtown area.


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The Mottley Law Firm PLC
8001 Franklin Farms Drive Suite 125
Richmond, VA, 23229


5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Detrick | December 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hire Him
Accidents are always a bad thing and I experienced one. I wish I lived in Virginia because this is who I would have represent me. Mr Mottley has been a God send with advice and just being there for me even though I’m in a different state. If you get in a wreck this is who you want on your side.
Posted by Chris | December 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The whole package!
Even though Mr. Motley could not take my case, he provided me with information regarding my type of case that was very helpful. He was very knowledgeable and east to talk to. He has a warm personality and if ever I have a case that he can do, I would choose him without hesitation.
Response from Kevin Mottley December 8, 2018
Chris, thank you for this very kind review.
Posted by Bee | February 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Motley was proficient, cordial, informative, supportive and confident. He conducted my interviews and court presentations with the utmost professionalism. He won the million+ case.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Service
Mr. Mottley responded to our call promptly and was very professional. He was thorough and provided us with legal advice we needed for probating in another state. Mr. Mottley was very professional and I would absolutely retain his services if we were probating in VA. I would recommend and refer Mr. Kevin Mottley to friends and family. Thank you Mr. Mottley for all your help!
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Posted by Margaret | February 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kevin Mottley has provided an excellent service
Kevin Mottley has provided an excellent advice related to traffic accident injury and strategy to pursue settlement. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Allison | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
My family and I were very happy with the representation we recently received from The Mottley Law Firm and would highly recommend the firm to others. Kevin Mottley and his staff were very professional, courteous and sensitive to our legal matter. Mr. Mottley patiently guided and advised us through every step of the process and he and his staff were very accessible from our first meeting to the final resolution of our family's legal issue. Very satisfied with The Mottley Law Firm.
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Posted by Randy Darnell | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I am pleased to offer my very highest recommendation of Kevin W. Mottley after his representation of an extremely complicated personal injury (i.e. MVA w/ TBI) case. Attorney Mottley agreed to take over my case after a disappointing and languishing experience with another lawyer. In short, my case was a complete mess, files in shambles, very little tangible work completed, facing rigorous federal court deadlines, and very likely dismissal given its current posture. Attorney Mottley and team quickly and efficiently reorganized and transformed the entire status of my case and most importantly, achieved a swift and very desirable result. Therefore, I am very pleased with the service, care, professionalism and overall experience that The Mottley Law Firm provided to me and am very pleased to offer my reference.
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Response from Kevin Mottley November 17, 2016
Randy, thank you for your kind review. Helping you on your matter was our pleasure.
Posted by Alyson | October 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great & Knowledgeable
He was wonderful and very knowledgeable, especially about brain injury cases. He gave me great advice and helped me work through a tough situation.
Response from Kevin Mottley November 15, 2016
Thank you for this very nice review.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2015
Extremely Professional. Highly Recommended.
Mr. Mottley recently handled what could have been an extremely stressful case for me against an educational institution. His organization and effective administration of the law as applied to the case led to a very prompt settlement and all desired results. He kept me informed through every step of the process, stayed in touch with me consistently, and was always attentive to my questions, thoughts, and anxieties. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Hallsey | June 24, 2015
Kevin Mottley is a great lawyer!
Kevin Mottley was my lawyer for Saving Sweet Briar. He was very knowledgable and very trustworthy! He was always keeping me updated and always answered my calls!
Posted by Jennifer | June 4, 2015
Knowledgeable, Honest and Experienced- Highly Recommend!
Kevin represented me and my father in a Civil matter. The case was complicated, and had been turned down by a previous attorney. Kevin was honest and up-front about his opinion of our case. He worked with us on keeping his fees as low as possible. Kevin had great insticts in predicting what the Defendant's responses would be to our strategy. His thourough research of law, no doubt made all the difference in our case. We ended up settlling the case before we made it to trial, though I was looking forward to seeing Kevin in Court! Very friendly, but very aggressive when needed. I am 100% satisfied with the services we received from Kevin, and would absolutely use him again, should the need ever arise.
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Posted by Terry | September 7, 2014
A most through, clear thinking, excellent litagator and smart lawyer. Best ever used!!!!
Mr. Mottley exceeded every expectation for the real estate litigation matter he handled expertly for me. I highly recommend him to anyone needing excellent service and incredible analysis of the best approach to winning a case.
Posted by Michael | November 5, 2013
Excellent attorney...highly recommened
We have nothing but praises for Kevin Motley. Our experience with him was utmost professional and knowledgeable. We have nothing but total confidence in him and his ability to represent his clients. We would highly recommend him and truly appreciate all his advice to us .
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
A Pleased Client
Kevin worked on our landlord/tenant dispute for over 2 years and was always very helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. He was instrumental in helping us to reach a settlement and avoid a long and costly legal battle, as well as doing all he could to keep his fees and costs to a minimum. I would hire him again, and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Siobhan | January 17, 2013
Outstanding and Knowledgeable Service
Mr. Mottley was very knowledgeable and he made sure my needs were met. Mr. Mottley took my case and handle it in a professional manner and in a timely manner. Mr. Mottley and his staff were nice and made sure I was aware of everything that was going on with my case. Mr. Mottley to me is the best lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone. Mr. Mottley took the time and patience to gain all nessecary information to provide me the help I needed. If your looking for someone that is willing to fight for you and get you what you deserve, then Mr. Mottley is your Lawyer. Mr. Mottley will always be my number one choice when I need representation. Mr. Mottley goes above and beyond to ensure his clients get the justice they deserve. Not only Is Mr. Mottley sincere, but he is also thoughtful. He cares about his clients and ensures he will do everything he can to get the results his clients are looking for. I thank Mr. Mottley for all that he did.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2012
"Knowledgeable, Efficient and Professional"
Kevin worked with our company as outside counsel during a commercial contract dispute involving software licensing and alter ego claims. Not only did he provide thoughtful, well-researched and accurate advice, but he also offered different strategic options and their anticipated outcomes. Kevin’s good nature and sincerity combined with his ability to be firm when necessary made for an outstanding attorney-client relationship that was both professional and effective. Kevin is an excellent asset to have on your side and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
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Posted by Daniel Slovis | December 18, 2012
Business value dispute and De Facto Merger
Kevin and I have worked together on my lawsuit for the past 3 years. This was a case of my ex-partners pushing me out of the practice and then doing a de facto merger. This meant that my shares were worth zero. Kevin was able to state the facts correctly to the judge and let them see what really occurred. With his expertise and skill I was awarded the judgement. We were also awarded the attorney fees and expenses related to the trial. He is very diligent and comprehensive in the work up of the case and during the trial. I would highly recommend him for any issues you may have.
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Posted by Rodger | December 14, 2012
Kevin Mottley - Litagator extraordinary - Helpful, empathetic, thorough...driven to win on my behalf
I worked with Kevin on my case about 2 years ago. He was empathetic and energetic in his approach to understanding my case as a plaintiff even though a significant fee was paid in advance leaving the larger paycheck to contingency. I never got to see him litigate in court because his hard work, thorough preparations and dedicated effort drove a settlement offer from a frightened defense the night before court.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Mottley Law Firm PLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Troutman Sanders
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Troutman Sanders
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Mays & Valentine (Now Troutman Sanders)
  • 1996 - 2001
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Slovis v. Gorondy and Wright, Case No. CL09-91 (Goochland County Circuit Ct. 2012)
  • $400,000 verdict, including $100,000 in attorney's fees and over $30,000 in costs.
  • NJ Hotel Management, LLC v. Molinaro Koger, Inc., et al., 1:11cv1213-LO (E.D. Va. 2012) (Alexandria Div.)
  • $366,526.90 judgment for my client, including $200,00 compensatories, $100,000 punitives, and attorney's fees
  • Perceptive Software, LLC v. Scan-Optics, Ltd., et al., 3:11cv755-REP (E.D. Va. 2012) (Richmond Div.)
  • Settled confidentially
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Editor, Litigation News
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Former Board of Governors
  • 2000 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • William Minor Lile Moot Court competition
  • Moot Court Co-Champion
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal 40th Anniversary
  • Fair Housing Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Kevin
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would highly recommend Kevin Mottley to anyone who is considering using The Mottley Law Firm for his or her personal injury case. I have worked as co-counsel with Mr. Mottley on several large personal injury cases. He is an exceptional trial lawyer; he is very knowledgeable about Virginia personal injury law; and he is dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for each client he represents."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a top-notch attorney who is skilled in all aspects of litigation. I recommend him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin works hard for his clients and obtains outstanding results. His litigation expertise in traumatic brain injury cases and complex estate matters serves his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin was a classmate of mine in law school and we recently had an opportunity to work together for our client who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a trucking accident. The case went to a jury trial in federal court and Kevin did a wonderful job. So, I endorse this lawyer completely."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is everything a Virginia lawyer ought to be--dedicated, smart, and effective--and a fine litigator too."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kevin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is an excellent, ethical lawyer. He is both a zealous advocate for his clients and a consummate professional and gentleman to opposing counsel. I offer him my highest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin and I have worked on several matters together, both while he was with his former firm and after he struck out on his own. I found him to be hard working, prepared, inventive and creative and an excellent trial counsel All of the matters Kevin handled were difficult and complex, but completely different. He excelled at all and obtained a favorable result for each client. When I have matters in his area, he is my first choice."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Kevin when he was opposing counsel in a complicated business litigation matter. He is a smart and aggressive attorney who does not lose sight of his client's goals, while maintaining a highly professional relationship with his opponents."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Kevin for over ten years when we were partners at Troutman Sanders. Kevin is a top-knotch lawyer and adviser. He is well-organized and thinks through matters in a careful and thoughtful manner. LIke all good lawyers, he keeps his client's best interests in mind and considers creative ways to solve problems. He is tenacious and effective in the court room. I highly recommend him."
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Richmond Brain injury Lawyer Kevin Wayne Mottley
Kevin Wayne Mottley
Brain injury Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 27 years