LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR - Mid-Size Firm  ALM's Daily Report   2017 - 2016 - 2014
Photo of Michael S. Valiente

Michael S. Valiente

Associate

Mike Valiente is an associate in Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial’s nationally recognized Litigation Practice Group and has represented corporations and construction companies in various cases, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions throughout the United States.

Mike graduated summa cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. While in law school Mike served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Peggy A. Leen, Magistrate for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Mike also received CALI Awards in Civil Procedure, Contracts, and Evidence, as well as Lawyering Process I & II. 

Upon graduating from law school, Mike received the prestigious William S. Boyd Academic Achievement Award which recognizes overall academic excellence. He also received the Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers Award, which recognizes exceptional legal writing.

Prior to law school, Mike attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science. Mike was also a real estate agent and investor focusing on the acquisition and financing of distressed properties throughout Las Vegas.   Mike is fluent in Spanish.

Education

University of Nevada Las Vegas, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012

University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Awards & Recognitions

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

CALI Award, Lawyering Process I & II, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Evidence

William S. Boyd Academic Achievement Award

Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers Award, 2016

Best Brief, Southerland Cup Moot Court Competition, 2015

Judicial Extern for the Honorable Peggy A. Leen, Magistrate for the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Clark County Bar Association