I am a partner at Van Riper and Nies. A firm co-owned with Timothy Nies, a military veteran.
I am a near life-long resident of Stuart, Florida, having moved to the Treasure Coast when I was a child. I am an avid boater and enjoy fishing as much as possible.
Prior to law school, I was an investigator with Florida's Department of Children and Families. Here, I investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect. During law school I was selected, based on my school grades and performance, to work as a law clerk for the Florida Supreme Court of Florida, where I researched important issues for Supreme Court Justices.
After law school, where I graduated at the top of my class, I was selected as an Assistant State Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Here, I prosecuted and tried serious felony cases.
For the past couple years, I have been practicing in private practice criminal defense. A couple months ago, I joined up with my cousin, Timothy Nies, an experienced personal injury and civil litigation attorney. Our firm now helps those with serious injuries due to the fault of others, as well as those charged with crimes. We also handle other litigation matters as we both are experienced trial attorneys.
Being that my partner is a military veteran, and I have spent years as a public servant for the State of Florida, as both a DCF investigator and a prosecutor, we offer significant discounted legal fees to honorably discharged military veteran, active-duty military, law enforcement officers and firefighters.
Port St. Lucie Florida Criminal Law Site - Our law firm's criminal defense site for Port St. Lucie, FL residents.
St. Lucie County DUI Law Site - Our firm's website on DUI criminal defense in St. Lucie county, FL.
Stuart Criminal Law Site - Our firm's Stuart, FL criminal defense site.
Stuart DUI Defense Site - Our law firm's Stuart FL DUI defense site.
Florida Criminal Defense Site - Our law firm's site on Florida Criminal Law.
West Palm Beach DUI Law Site - Our firm's West Palm Beach DUI Defense site.
Defense Base Act Law - Our firm's site on the Defense Base Act.
Florida BUI Defense Law - Our firm's site on Boating Under the Influence (BUI).
Stuart Personal Injury Law - Our firm's Stuart personal injury site.
Hieros Gamos - Our law firm's site on Hieros Gamos' site.
Veteran Owned Business Law Firm - Our law firm's veteran-owned law firm business site.
Van Riper and Nies Press Release - Our law firm's site announcing discounts for military veterans.
Van Riper Nies: Merchant Circle - Our law firm's Merchant Ciricle Listing.
Van Riper Nies - Local Yahoo! Listing - Our law firm's Yahoo! local listing on personal injury law.
Pompano Beach Criminal Law - Our law firm's site on Pompano Beach Criminal Defense.
Van Riper and Nies Local Site - Our law firm's Places Stuart FL Page on Criminal Defense
Van Riper and Nies Local Site Florida Criminal Law - Our law firm's Places site on Florida criminal defense.
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I endorse Chris. He fits into many of the roles asked of me to describe. He worked with my on a complex injury case many years ago, while he was still in law shool. Among other tasks, he located and interviewed witnesses - he did an incredible job. We've talked about opening our own firm for years. Chris is the lawyer that everyone likes - from judicial assistants and bailiffs, prosecutors, fellow attorneys, and judges. He is also an excellent writer. He did so well at Stetson College of Law, that he was chosen to intern as a law clerk for the Florida Supreme Court. I know that very few are chosen for this honor. Chris and I recently formed our own firm. He is a very compassionate and skilled criminal defense attorney. He spends as much time with his clients as they need. He tirelessly prepares every case, both criminal and civil.
Timothy Nies Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||05/07/2015|
|Partner||Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Christian Van Riper||2008 - 2010|
|Assistant State Attorney||Florida State Attorney's Office||2006 - 2008|
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|Toastmasters||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Martin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|