Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.
Van Riper & Nies attorneys, P.A., a Military-Veteran owned trial law firm, relies on personal attention, open communication, skill, hard work and trust in bringing justice to clients. Our attorneys practice in personal injury litigation, accident litigation, maritime injury litigation, divorce litigation, civil litigation, commercial litigation and criminal defense litigation.Timothy leads the firms personal injury, admiralty and maritime, and civil litigation practice groups. He has spent the past 10 years, first defending well-funded insurance companies and large corporations, as a senior casualty trial attorney for Marshall Dennehey, the largest insurance defense law firm in the U.S., in complex personal injury cases, including motor vehicle crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip & falls, premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice, product liability, construction site accidents and maritime injury claims, including cruise ship passenger injury claims, Defense Base Act claims, Longshore and Jones Act claims, then for the past three years prosecuting negligent insurance companies, corporations and individuals for the harms and losses caused to his clients. Tim is one of only a relatively few attorneys who practice in the litigation of Defense Base Act claims, where he represents military contractors seriously injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Christian, is a former Florida Prosecutor and Investigator with Florida's Department of Children and Families. As a felony prosecutor, Christian was able to hone his trial skills. Christian is our firms principal criminal defense attorney, where he litigates and tries a broad range of criminal defense cases, including serious felonies, drug trafficking, drug possession, violent offenses, assaults, theft charges, DUIs, BUIs, probation violations, identity theft, and complex federal crimes such as wire fraud, mail fraud and bank fraud. Prior to his service as a prosecuting attorney, Christian was an investigator with Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF), where he investigated allegations and reports of abuse in the home. Christian heads our firm's criminal defense and family law practice groups.Tim and Christian, who are cousins who have known each other well all their lives, 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 and night.Whether we are representing a criminal defendant, a client with a serious and life-changing injury, or a spouse seeking a divorce, our attorneys are dedicated to our clients needs and leave no stone unturned in advocating for our clients interests.Our trial law firm maintains offices in Stuart, Jensen Beach, West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach, Florida.
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