Van Riper and Nies Attorneys

Divorce, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Attorneys in Stuart, Florida

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys

900 Southeast Ocean Boulevard
Suite 140-E

Stuart, Florida 34994

Phone(772) 283-8712

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Law Firm Overview

Van Riper & Nies Attorneys, P.A., base in Stuart, Florida provides dedicated trial representation to clients throughout Broward, Martin, Palm Beach, and South Palm Beach Counties. Our practice areas encompass personal injury including premises liability, medical malpractice, and US.
Defense and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act claims; criminal defense for various felonies and misdemeanors; landlord-tenant law issues; family law actions; and civil litigation matters such as property and contract disputes and small business law.

Attorneys Christian Van Riper and Tim Nies work as a team to deliver legal solutions tailored to the individual needs of clients. Their past experiences include being an insurance defense lawyers, DCF Investigator, and U.S. military veteran. The knowledge and insight from their work and life experiences gives them unique perspectives in analyzing cases and creative proactive strategies for any potential issues.

We provide comprehensive trial services focused on putting our clients in the best possible position for successful outcomes.

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Misdemeanors; Violation of Probation (VOP); Violation of Community Control; Boating Under the Influence (BUI); Driving While License Suspended (DWLS); Violent Crimes; Workers' Compensation Fraud; Bond Reductions; Prescription Fraud; Immigration Fraud; Stalking; Kidnapping; False Imprisonment; Hate Crimes; Carjacking; Mugging; Restraining Orders; Bench Warrants; Arrest Warrants; Maritime Injury Claims; Longshore Claims; Defense Base Act Claims; Dental Malpractice.

Areas of Law Description

Our areas of practice at our Stuart office include:

- Personal Injury & Motor Vehicle Accidents

We represent individuals and families who have suffered an injury, or lost loved ones, due to the carelessness or reckless of others. We are known by our clients, and defense attorneys alike, for leaving no stone unturned in the prosecution of injury claims.

- Family & Divorce Law

We, more than many other firms, strive to keep the best interests of our clients' children the primary focus of our family law practice. Our goal is to come up with a solution to each and every family law case quickly and economically. According to firm attorney, Tim Nies, who himself has gone through a divorce: "In my opinion, large amounts of money spent on lawyers' fees in a long divorce proceeding with kids are involved, in the end would have been better spent on the future of the parties' children; therefore, Chris and I strive to completing the dissolution of marriage as quickly and justly as possible.

- DUI Defense

A DUI is a serious criminal offense that can result jail time and suspension of your driver's license. If you, or someone you know, have been arrested for a DUI, or for a refusal to take a breathalyzer test, speak to our attorneys as quickly as possible. Our trial lawyers will defend you in court and in administrative proceedings before the Department of Motor Vehicles.


Timothy Nies Mr. Timothy Nies
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Alimony, Animal Bites, Arson

Christian Van Riper Mr. Christian Van Riper
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Alimony, Arbitration, Arson


  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association

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