Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.
Our Veteran-owned Florida law firm practices in civil litigation, personal injury litigation, maritime injury litigation, Longshore claims, Defense Base Act claims, commercial litigation, and state and federal criminal defense.
Attorneys Christian Van Riper, a former Florida Prosecutor, and Tim Nies, a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran, and former senior casualty trial attorney for the largest insurance defense firm in the U.S., bring their unique experiences together in representing clients in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Palm Beach & Broward Counties.
Tim leads the firm's civil litigation, commercial litigation and personal injury practice groups. He has spent the past 10 years, first defending well-funded insurance companies and large corporations in complex litigation, including cases of wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil rights, admiralty and maritime claims, and construction defects. Then for the past three years prosecuting negligent insurance companies, corporations and individuals for the harms and losses caused to his clients.
Former Prosecutor and Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigator, Christian Van Riper, is our firm's principal criminal defense and family law litigation attorney. Christian handles a broad range of criminal defense cases, including serious felonies, drug charges, violent offenses, DUIs, and complex federal crimes such as wire fraud and bank fraud. With his experience as a prosecutor and a DCF investigator, Christian sets himself apart from other attorneys practicing in family law litigation.
Tim and Christian, try all cases together as a powerful trial team.
Our attorneys and professional staff are known for providing a high level of personal attention for our clients. We are here for them when they need us most, day or night.