At Rivera Law Group, we treat you like family.
We understand that after an accident, your life can be drastically altered, which can cause an emotional toll that negatively affects you and your loved ones. When you meet with us, you are meeting directly with experienced and compassionate injury attorneys who are devoted to fully understanding your individual needs. You can rely on us having the resources and the knowledge to ensure that those needs, which can include managing healthcare expenses and retaining alternative forms of transportation, are adequately addressed. We dedicate our practice to providing each and every client with personalized attention and compassionate representation at every stage of the legal process.
At Rivera Law Group, we also do things differently.
We have a progressive approach to our practice that is responsive to the evolving legal climate and the changing needs of personal injury clients. Because we formerly worked on behalf of the big insurance companies, we are fully aware of the lengths they will go to deprive injured victims of fair compensation. This is why we have a track record of successfully securing our clients with the compensation that they deserve, regardless of the methods utilized by insurance companies to limit recovery.
MEET TRISTAN RIVERA
Tristan F. Rivera is a founder and an injury attorney for the Rivera Law Group. Tristan doesn’t just have experience like most other attorneys. He has experience that actually matters.
His diverse background allows him to not only endear himself to each 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 a bit 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 momentarily 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 in this environment allowed him to discover his passion for fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. 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 do 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 also 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.
MEET JOSHUA SANTERAMO
Joshua M. Santeramo is Rivera Law Group’s Managing Litigation Attorney. Brought in to service Rivera Law Group’s growing litigation needs, Joshua brings nearly ten years of experience in personal injury and insurance defense litigation to the table. When a particular claim cannot be settled for the appropriate value or is improperly denied by the insurance company, Joshua will step in to take the fight to the courtroom to push for the outcome you deserve.
As a former insurance defense lawyer, Joshua served as an outside counsel for several recognizable insurance companies, handling high exposure and bad faith litigation cases. During this time, Joshua dedicated 100% of his practice to being inside the courtroom, learning the tools of the trade for defeating personal injury claims. Then, after four years, Joshua transitioned into Plaintiff’s work and began serving the needs of injured individuals in our community. Now as a personal injury litigator, Joshua uses his experience and knowledge from working in the defense industry to benefit his clients when lawsuits must be filed to obtain fair compensation.
Trial tested and admitted to practice in Nevada and California, Joshua brings experience and a passion for arguing complex legal issues that many other attorneys simply do not have. His desire to constantly learn and challenge himself led to the expansion of his practice to include state and federal employment litigation and criminal defense matters.
Joshua was born in San Francisco, California and lived most of his life in the Bay Area. A first generation American, his mother’s side of the family immigrated from Shanghai to Japan before arriving in the United States. He went to the famed De La Salle High School before completing his undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Realizing his degrees only qualified him to debate people on Facebook, he enrolled at the William S. Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas to earn a Juris Doctorate. It was here that Joshua had the opportunity to meet his father’s side of the family (also Las Vegas locals) for the first time and met Tristan Rivera. The two bonded over being from “the Bay,” combat sports, and obsessions with dogs.
For several years now, Tristan has made sometimes passing, sometimes overt offers to get Joshua to join him in a unified legal practice.
Finally, the time was right.