also known as Chris Van Riper, Christian VanRiper
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.
Languages spoken: Portuguese
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I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Christian when he was a prosecutor at the State Attorney's Office. He was (and still is) one of the best trial lawyers on the Treasure Coast. He is never afraid to go to trial and fight for his clients. Moreover, Christian's knowledge of the law and ability to spot issues that other lawyers may overlook is second to none. I highly recommend Christian Van Riper to help you in your time of need.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top 20 percent of the Class||Stetson University College of Law||2005|
|Florida Supreme Court Internship||Stetson University College of Law||2005|
|Honor Roll||Stetson University College of Law||2005|
|Honor Roll||Stetson University College of Law||2004|
|Graduated Magna Cum Laude||Florda Atlantic Univiersity||2001|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Toastmasters||Member||2007 - Present|
|Martin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Treasure Coast Executives Meeting||Criminal Defense Trends||2015|