Van Riper & Nies Attorneys represent individuals and families who have suffered an injury, or lost loved ones, due to the carelessness or reckless of others. We leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of injury claims for our clients.
We are unique as a plaintiff's law firm. Our attorney, Tim Nies is a military veteran. When serving as an Airborne Ranger with the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, he sustained a line-of-duty knee injury during a parachute mission. Tim had to work hard to rehabilitate his knee; however, the injury ultimately caused his medical discharge from the United States Army. Tim, more than most personal injury attorneys, knows how it feels to suffer from and overcome a life-altering injury. Tim was lucky the U.S. Army had excellent surgeons and glad the VA was there to help him. Others are not so lucky. After his military service, Tim began his legal career defending personal injury cases for insurance companies and large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. He was a senior Casualty Trial Attorney for Marshall Dennehey, the largest, and arguably, the most respected insurance defense law firm in the world, with more than 450 attorneys.
Firm partner, Chris Van Riper, a former Department of Children & Families (DCF) Investigator, was selected out of law school as a Law Clerk for the Florida Supreme Court; an honor very few attorneys in the State of Florida are selected for. Thereafter, Christian began his legal career as a Prosecutor, where he prosecuted and tried multiple serious felony cases out of the State Attorney's Office in St. Lucie County. With a caseload in the 100s, Christian was able to hone his jury trial skills and ability to think and work under incredible pressure and time constraints.
The work and life experience of our trial attorneys affords our law firm unique and valuable insight into the lives and struggles of our clients, how their cases are defended, and with trial experience right here in Palm Beach County. Our past experience representing insurance companies gives us credibility with insurance companies, and our knowledge of how insurance companies evaluate and value cases proves effective during the pendency of injury cases, at mediation and at trial.