Van Riper & Nies Attorneys, P.A.                         954-369-0776
Deerfield Beach Trial Lawyers    



Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A. is a North Broward County veteran-owned law firm known for the accessibility and trial skills of its attorneys...

Our attorneys practice in:

Personal Injury Law

Criminal Defense

Divorce and Family Law

Maritime Law

Landlord/Tenant Law

Civil Litigation

Attorneys Tim Nies, a Deerfield Beach resident, former insurance company attorney and veteran of the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment, and Christian Van Riper, a former Florida prosecutor and DCF investigator, combine their unique experiences in representing clients in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Cypress Creek, Lighthouse Point and Boca Raton.

Tim leads the firm's personal injury, maritime, family law and civil litigation practice groups. He has spent the past 13 years litigating complex civil litigation cases, including wrongful death, negligent security, maritime injury claims, Longshore claims and serious car accident claims as well as dissolution of marriage actions.

Christian Van Riper is our firm's principal criminal defense lawyer. He also practices in Dependency Court. Christian spent years working as a Florida Prosecutor, where he prosecuted and tried serious felony cases. Here, Christian polished his jury trial skills and ability to think and work under pressure. Prior to his service as a prosecutor, Christian was selected, based on his superior law school grades and skill, to serve as a Law Clerk for the Florida Supreme Court. Here, he worked directly for Supreme Court Justices on complex civil and criminal cases.  Prior to law school, Christian was an investigator with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), where he investigated cases of child abuse. Christian's experience sets him apart from other local family law and criminal defense attorneys.

Tim and Christian try all cases together as a powerful and close-knit trial team. 

Our attorneys and professional staff, are known for providing a high level of personal attention for our clients. We are here for them when they need us most, day or night. We proudly offer discounted legal fees for honorably discharged veterans.

Whether we are fighting for the rights of a criminal defendant, representing a client with a serious and life-changing injury, a spouse seeking a divorce, a business owner in a dispute, our Florida trial attorneys are dedicated to our clients' needs and leave no stone unturned in advocating for their interests.

For more information about our Deerfield Beach trial practice and for a free consultation, please call us day or night at 954-369-0776, complete the contact form below, or e-mail us at

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.
10 Fairway Drive, Suite 139
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Tel: (954) 369-0776


Additional Offices Stuart, Delray Beach & West Palm Beach

By Tim Nies

Tim Nies
Former U.S. Army Ranger

Christian Van Riper
Former Prosecutor