Christian Van Riper

Timothy Nies

We care as much about
winning as you do...

Van Riper & Nies Law is committed to hard work, open communication and aggressive representation in bringing justice to its clients.


The attorneys and staff at the military veteran-owned criminal defense law firm of Van Riper and Nies works hard for the freedom of their clients.  Attorneys Christian Van Riper and Tim Nies are committed to providing the strongest possible defense in every single case. They work together as an effective and skilled trial team on every case in an effort to achieve the best result possible for their clients.

Our trial lawyers, are not afraid to go to trial. We are trial attorneys. Our firm represents clients in Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Indian River County and Okeechobee County. In the event that success in your case is most likely to be achieved by prevailing at trial, our attorneys will work together to prepare the best possible strategy and defense for resolution your particular case.

Van Riper and Nies proudly offers 20% discount for all military veterans honorably discharged from the military. Just mention that you are a veteran when setting an appointment.  Further, we understand that economic conditions are tough; therefore, we offer financing through convenient payment plans for all clients.


Christian is a former prosecutor for the State of Florida in the 19th Judicial Circuit. He uses his experience as a prosecutor to defend the legal and Constitutional rights of those charged with crimes, whether felonies or misdemeanors. Christian has litigated countless cases in his years as a prosecutor and then as a Florida criminal defense attorney. Tim, a U.S. Army Ranger veteran, is a former insurance defense attorney with civil trial experience. He is a past recipient of the Best of the Bar award and has earned the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell for an attorney with his experience. Christian and Tim are a strong trial team who has the reputation of leaving no stone unturned in defending their clients. 


We are firmly committed to the principles of honesty and integrity when dealing with clients and potential clients.  We will not tell you what you want to hear in order to sign up your business and take your money.  We strive to provide all of our clients with an accurate, straight forward assessment of their cases and the penalties that may be involved.  We make it a practice to inform our clients and potential clients about the difficult issues within their cases, and then we work as hard as possible to overcome those issues.

For more information about our criminal defense practice, please call us at 772-283-8712, 954-369-0776 or 561-962-3130, complete the contact form below, or e-mail Christian Van Riper at christian@vanriperandnies.com. Our attorneys answer our phones day and night.

Stuart: 900 SE Ocean Boulevard, Building E, Suite 140, Stuart, FL 34994.
West Palm Beach: 801 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Deerfield Beach: 10 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.

By Tim Nies