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Tristan F. Rivera

Car accident Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Tristan

Learn Tristan’s areas of practice.

Tristan F. Rivera is a founder and an injury attorney for the Rivera Law Group.  Tristan does not just have experience like most other attorneys. He has experience that matters.

 His diverse background allows him to not only endear himself to each and every client, but also enables him to successfully navigate personal injury claims from their inception to trial.

 Tristan was born in Zamboanga City, Philippines, but spent most of his early childhood in Northern California – in Oakland and then, Stockton. The details of his time in California are sketchy, but being raised by immigrant parents, he learned the value of hard work, perseverance and a good fight.  It was here that he also learned the art of the hustle.

 Once graduating from law school, a local insurance defense firm hired Tristan and he went to the dark side to defend prominent Las Vegas nightclubs and casinos in the courtroom.  While working for the insurance companies, Tristan learned the ins and outs of their tactics  - knowledge that he now uses to the advantage of his personal injury clients.  He knows full well what it takes to make insurance companies pay. 

 Equipped with this insider knowledge, Tristan successfully transitioned to a law firm where he exclusively represented personal injury plaintiffs against the corporations he had previously defended.  Working at this fast-paced environment, he discovered his passion for fighting for the rights of the victims of negligence. Tristan’s clients will tell you that his devotion to personally address their concerns is surpassed only by his passion to get them the results they deserve.

 Tristan’s interests extend beyond personal injury.  He is involved with Las Vegas Rescue Mission and commits his time to supporting local and national efforts to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. 

 In his spare time, Tristan makes an effort to go to the gym in a vain attempt to recapture his youth.  At one point, he was even an amateur boxer.  Being a lawyer, however, has robbed him of the luxury to turn up to work with a black eye, so instead of his fists, he now fights with his mind.

He wins. 

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Posted by Kim | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent attorney
My son and I was in a car accident. We both sustained injury and our car was severely damaged to the point they wanted to declare it totaled. Mr. Rivera handled everything for us. He took a load off of our shoulders. He got us a reasonable settlement. I'm glad he was referred to us.
Posted by Mark | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I strongly recommend Atty. Rivera. My case was handled professionally, accordingly and in a timely manner.
Posted by Brandon | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will take cases alot of attorneys will not take.
I was in a car accident for the first time ever. I was sitting at a red light and a car hit me from behind from nowhere. I thought i was okay at the scene of the accident. I started to notice alot of lower back pain a few months later and my father told me to seek out a lawyer who could help because the pain could be from the accident. Due to me being only 24 at the time and never being injured. There should be no pain and Tristan took my case without hesitation and got me he care that i needed due to the car accident. Thank you Tristan for all of your help. You are greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Arcangel | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Competent Lawyer
After being rear ended and experiencing injury, Tristan Rivera was there to address all of the concerns I had after the car wreck. Tristan first made sure I received medical treatment. Then Tristan immediately had the other driver’s insurance company pay to repair my car. Tristan was there every step of the way to defend me when the insurance company tried to take advantage of me. Tristan efficiently fought to get me a reasonable settlement while demonstrating a high level of professionalism and personability.
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Posted by Billy | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, knowledgeable, Hard Working
I found Attorney Rivera through mutual networks. I needed someone that I can trust to handle all my legal issues both personal and business. Attorney Rivera has been nothing short of amazing. He is easy to talk to, sympathetic and understands how I feel. He confidently represents me which gives me a BIG piece of mind- which I think is the most important part. I wouldn't know how to navigate through these issues by myself. Yet Attorney Rivera knows just what to do and how to execute moves to make sure everything goes smoothly. Going through the cases, I have had worries on many levels: protecting my innocence and making sure the case was awarded to me justly. Having Attorney Rivera on my side has made the entire experience more at ease. Attorney Rivera is worth seeking. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family. If you need not just a skillful attorney but one that connects with you personally, then Attorney Rivera is the attorney you're looking for.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Rivera Law Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Henness & Haight, Injury Attorneys
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Atkinson & Watkins, LLP
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Atkinson & Watkins, LLP
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Extern
  • Supreme Court Of Nevada
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Nine Group adv. Farmer and Rezaee
  • Defense Verdict
  • Motor Vehicle Collision (DUI)
  • Settled for $600,000
  • Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Settled for $300,000
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  • Filipino American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Filipino
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • My Vegas Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Best of Las Vegas
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Academic Scholarship
  • William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV)
  • 2008
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Damages in Personal Injury
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (16)
Endorse Tristan
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tristan Rivera since 2009. Mr. Rivera's drafting and litigation skills are superb. Additionally, he has impeccable ethics. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tristan is a very hard working and intelligent attorney. He has a unique skill set in that he is both technically proficient and conscientious (Patent bar member, law review editor) but is also very likeable as a person. He is a great asset to our legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tristan is an asset to his community. I have known Tristan for over a decade and can attest to his hard work, dedication and will to succeed. He is someone I would want in my corner at a time of need. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best personal injury attorneys in town!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rivera is a highly-skilled advocate for his clients and works relentlessly to achieve the very best outcomes for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always known Tristan to be an upstanding and capable attorney. I have worked with him in the past and know that he is someone that will ethically represent his client and get the job done."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Las Vegas Car accident Lawyer Tristan F. Rivera
Tristan F. Rivera
Car accident Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 11 years