VAN RIPER & NIES ATTORNEYS                 772-283-8712
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Tim Nies

Christian Van Riper

Timothy C. Nies


Tel: 772-283-8712

Tim is an experienced civil trial lawyer and a military veteran. 
He is a past recipient of the “Best of the Bar” award from the South Florida Business Journal and was recently recognized by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.

During and after law school, Timothy worked for one of the most prominent family law attorneys in south Florida. Thereafter, Timothy honed his courtroom and trial skills as a senior casualty trial attorney for the largest insurance defense law firms in the U.S., including Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

In addition to the Florida Bar, Tim is admitted to the Federal Bar for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and the Florida Justice Association (FJA),
Tim is a proud supporter of the Disabled American Veterans.

Practice Areas:

Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation.


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

Bar Admissions:

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

 By Tim Nies

Christian Van Riper, Esq.


Tel: 772-283-8712

Christian is an experienced trial attorney. For years, 
Christian was a Prosecutor where he litigated countless criminal cases for the State of Florida, including juvenile delinquency and domestic abuse cases. 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. 

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 also served as a
law clerk for the Supreme Court of Florida. In this capacity, Christian worked directly for the justices of the Supreme Court where he analyzed petitions and advised the Court on various legal and factual issues, including family law matters.

Christian's unique life and work experiences places him in an excellent position when fighting for the rights of his clients in divorce and family law cases.

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