John J. Momot (1943 - 2018)

John J. Momot (1943 - 2018)

Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 385-7170
(702) 385-2491
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney John Momot is so legendary in Nevada that Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese cast John Momot to play himself in the classic mob movie Casino (1995). John Momot has 40+ years of experience in the defense of complex criminal cases in federal and Nevada state courts. His unparalleled accomplishments earned an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which signifies an achievement of the highest level of legal ability and adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. John Momot's unrivaled commitment to his clients mirror his undying devotion his country: A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, John Momot served as a captain during the height of the Vietnam War. The same discipline, patience, and resourcefulness that carried him through military service now fuel his defense practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3d Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • Nevada, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1968
  • St. Peter's College
    • B.S. - 1965
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Cases

  • Robert Alan Slobodian v. The State of Nevada, 808 P.2d 2 (1991)
  • Hylton v. State of Nevada, 688 P.2d 304 (Supreme Court of Nevada)
  • Walker vs. Eight Judicial District Court, 102 Nev. Adv. 88, 101 P. 3d 787 (2004)

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Nevada
  • Honored as a Distinguished Men in Southern Nevada

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Nevada Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Clark County, Public Defender, 1974 - 1976