Delray Beach Trial Lawyers


Our attorneys are known for their tenacious litigation courtroom experience and open communications with our clients.

Tim Nies


Tel: 561-894-9862

Tim’s unique and valuable experience in insurance defense litigation, and from years working as a senior attorney for insurance companies, puts him in an excellent position to take on national companies and large insurance companies. Prior to representing injured clients, Tim was a senior casualty attorney for both the largest insurance defense firm in the United States and one of the largest insurance defense firms in Florida, where he litigated multiple cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.

A former United States Army Ranger, Tim was injured in the line of duty. His experience developed and tested his leadership skills, and taught him to react smartly and quickly under pressure, but most importantly for clients, it brought him true insight into what it is like to suffer and recover from life-changing injuries.

Tim is a past recipient of the “Best of the Bar” award from theSouth Florida Business Journaland was recently voted one of the top Up & Coming attorneys in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.

Tim is proud to be a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Practice Areas:

Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation


Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 2001
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

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Chris Van Riper


Tel: 561-894-9862

Chris is an experienced Florida trial attorney. For years, Christian was a Prosecutor where he litigated countless criminal cases for the State of Florida. He was promoted from the misdemeanor division to a felony division within seven months of beginning his career as a Prosecutor.  He has argued motions and appeals on a great variety of issues, and he has also conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials.  

Christian has handled a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases from DUI's, driving with a suspended license cases (DWLS), and drug cases to more serious felony cases such as complicated first degree grand theft cases, arson cases, robbery and burglary cases, sexual battery cases and many others. He has also litigated various cases involving violent criminal charges including misdemeanor assault and battery, domestic violence, aggravated felony assault and battery, and first degree attempted murder. 

Prior to being selected to serve the citizens of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney, Christian was a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Florida. Christian worked directly for the justices of the Supreme Court where he analyzed petitions and advised the Court on various legal and factual issues in both civil and criminal law matters.

Prior to law school, Christian was an investigator with the Department of Children & Families (DCF). During his time as a DCF investigator, where his primary focus was the investigation of child abuse reports, he honed his investigative skills, which assist him today in the investigation of complex personal injury claims. 

Christian's unique life and work experiences places him in an excellent position when fighting for the rights of his clients accused of crimes, and for his injured clients and his clients' families.


Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude. Graduated in the top 20% of his class.

Honors and Activities: Honor roll every semester eligible, member of Phi Delta Phi

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

G.P.A 3.84, Graduated magma Cum Laude.

Honors and Activities: Honor Roll, International Golden Key Society, National Political Science Honor Society.

For more information about our trial practice and for a free consultation, please call us day or night, complete the contact form to the right, or e-mail us.  Our office is at 55 SE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444.

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Delray Beach criminal defense lawyers, Van Riper and Nies, at 55 SE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Our criminal law attorneys practice in DUI defense, burglary defense, drug trafficking defense, domestic violence, robbery defense, drug crimes and all felonies in misdemeanors. If you are questioned by the Delray Beach Police, you should remain silent and ask immediately to speak to a lawyer. Our Delray Beach criminal defense attorneys offer discounts for all Delray Beach veterans.
Our Delray Beach personal injury attorneys, Tim Nies and Chris Van Riper, practice in prosecution of auto accident claims, premises liability injuries, product liability, boating accidents, motorcycle crashes, bike accidents, and all personal injury claims. Our Delray Beach accident attorneys offer free consultations.  Delray Beach FL accident attorneys, Van Riper and Nies, work hard for their clients.
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