Martin County Injury Law

"Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is due..."

Van Riper & Nies relies on hard work, open communication, and trust in bringing justice to their clients...

Van Riper & Nies Attorneys, P.A., a Martin County military veteran-owned law firm, represents individuals and families who have suffered an injury, or lost loved ones, due to the carelessness or reckless of others.  

Van Riper & Nies is an experienced and unique plaintiff's law firm. Attorney, Timothy Nies, is a military veteran and a proud lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  When serving as an Airborne Ranger with the Army's elite special forces unit, the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, GA, he sustained a knee injury during a parachute mission. Timothy had to work hard to rehabilitate his knee; however, the injury nevertheless caused his departure from the Rangers. Tim, more than the majority of plaintiffs' attorneys, understands how it feels to suffer from and ultimately overcome a career-changing injury, and relates to his clients. Tim considers himself fortunate as the U.S. Army had excellent surgeons and glad the Veterans Administration was there to help him get back on his feet after the service, together with the help of the GI Bill. Because Tim was provided with excellent care, he was able to regain use of his knee. Sadly, others without the support of the military and the VA, are not so fortunate, and oftentimes face significant hurdles in obtaining medical care and vocational rehabilitation after a serious injury.  

After his military service, Tim began commenced his career by defending personal injury cases for insurance companies and large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. He was a senior Casualty Attorney for Marshall Dennehey, the largest, and arguably, the most respected insurance defense law firm in the U.S.  Here, Tim polished his skills as a trial attorney and where he learned how insurance companies evaluate and litigate personal injury cases.

Our attorney, 
Christian Van Riper, was selected out of Stetson University College of Law to serve as a Law Clerk for the Florida Supreme Court. Very few attorneys each year are honored with such recognition. Here, he worked with the highest judges in the State on criminal and civil matters. After serving a Supreme Court Law Clerk, Christian began his legal career as a an assistant state attorney, where he prosecuted countless serious felony cases, such as drug trafficking and homicide, for the State of Florida. As a prosecutor, Christian developed and honed his jury trial skills, which benefits him today when representing seriously injured clients.

The work and life experiences of our trial lawyers affords our law firm unique and valuable insight into the lives and struggles of our injured clients, how their cases are defended by defense counsel, and how to effectively try cases. Our attorneys' past experience litigating cases for insurance companies gives us credibility with the insurance companies, and our knowledge of how insurance company adjusters and attorneys evaluate and value cases proves effective during the pendency of personal injury cases, at mediation and at trial.   To learn more about our trial lawyers, we invite you to review our individual attorney biographies.

Being cousins, Tim and Christian have known each other most of their lives, and work all personal injury cases as a uniquely qualified and efficient trial team 

Our trial attorneys represent clients in all personal injury matters, including boat accidents, truck accidents, motor vehicle crashes,motorcycle accidents, premises liability, falls, inadequate security, construction site accidents, swimming pool injuries and drownings, product liability, personal watercraft injuries, Longshore & Harbor Workers’ claims, Defense Base Act claims, cruise ship injuries, Jones Act claims, crime victim injuries, dog and animal bites, back injuries and wrongful death cases and others. 

Through our Stuart, West Palm Beach and Jensen Beach office locations, our attorneys represent clients in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach & Broward counties. 

All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not take a fee or charge any costs unless we win. 

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

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

Satellite Offices: West Palm Beach and Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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