Medical Malpractice


Christian Van Riper


Timothy C. Nies

"We Produce Solutions for our Clients' Problems..."

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A., a Martin County military veteran-owned law firm, is known among fellow attorneys and clients for leaving no stone unturned when representing their clients, whether in civil litigation, commercial litigation, or criminal defense.

Attorneys Christian Van Riper, a former Florida Prosecutor, and Timothy 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. 

Timothy leads the firm's personal injury, admiralty and maritime, and commercial litigation
 practice groups.  He has spent the past 10 years, first defending insurance companies and corporations in complex medical malpractice and personal injury cases, including motor vehicle crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, premises liability, negligent security, and product liability claims, then, for the past three years prosecuting negligent insurance companies, corporations and individuals for the harms and losses caused to his clients. 

Christian Van Riper is our firm's principal  criminal defense and family law litigator. Christian spent years working as a Florida Assistant State Attorney (SAO), where he prosecuted and tried misdemeanor and serious felony cases. Here, Christian honed his jury trial skills and ability to think and litigate effectively under intense pressure and high volume case loads. Prior to his service to the people of Florida as a prosecutor, Christian was selected, based on his high law school grades and skill, to serve as a Law Clerk for the Florida Supreme Court. Here he worked  for Supreme Court Justices on complex civil and criminal appeals.  Prior to law school, Christian was an investigator with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), where he investigated cases of child abuse and neglect. Christian's experience working for the State of Florida distinguishes him from other Martin County family and criminal defense attorneys.

Our trial attorneys are known, among our clients and opposing attorneys as well, for providing a high level of personal attention for our clients. We are here for them when they need us most, day or night.

Our attorneys are available day and night for our clients. Each of our clients have our cellular numbers and are encouraged to call us whenever they have a question or concern after business hours.

For more information about our practice and for a free consultation, please call us, complete the confidential contact form below or e-mail Timothy Nies at tim@vanriperandnies.com.


900 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 140-E
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: 772-283-8712

Satellite Offices: West Palm Beach and Jensen Beach.

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Van Riper & Nies Attorneys, P.A., is a military veteran owned law firm practicing in Martin County in the following areas of Law: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Landlord-tenant Law, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Premises Liability, Breach of Contract, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Family Law and Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act Claims.

Attorney Timothy Nies is a former U.S. Army Ranger and a former insurance defense trial lawyer; having worked for some of the largest insurance defense law firms in Florida. Timothy practices in civil litigation, commercial litigation, maritime injury claims, longshore claims, Defense Base Act claims and all other injury-related claims.

Firm Lawyer, Christian Van Riper, is a criminal defense, civil litigation and divorce attorney. Together our litigators practice in criminal defense, personal injury, boating accidents, motor vehicle and truck accidents, DUI defense, criminal defense, family law, and commercial litigation. Our firm's attorneys represent clients throughout Martin County, Florida, including: 
Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm City, Sewalls Point, Hutchinson Island, and all other areas in Martin County, FL.

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A. assists clients injured in waverunner crashes, bicycle accidents, automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, and insurance claims regarding boating or waverunner injuries in Stuart, FL. Jensen Beach personal injury lawyers. Stuart, FL criminal lawyers.  Our slip and fall lawyers represent victims of the negligence of others in Stuart, Florida and the surrounding areas.

Our criminal lawyers represent defendants in Stuart who have been charged with misdemeanors, serious felonies and violations of probation. Christian Van Riper is a former Florida prosecutor in the 19th Judicial Circuit and is skilled in representing clients in all criminal defense and DUI defense cases.

Free consultations are available with our Martin County Attorneys in Stuart and Jensen Beach, Florida. Christian Van Riper, our criminal defense lawyer, who has lived nearly all his life in Stuart, FL, represents clients arrested for drunk driving, burglary, sexual crimes, robbery, fraud, and all other areas of criminal law.

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