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Timothy C. Nies

also known as Tim Nies

About me

I am a trial attorney and a veteran of the U.S. Army Rangers. I provide experienced representation in civil and criminal trial litigation. I am very serious about producing solutions for my clients' problems. My firm represents clients in trial in family and divorce law cases, personal injury and auto accident cases, maritime law, all civil litigation and criminal defense. 

I am a former insurance defense attorney. I oftentimes know how the other side will litigate a personal injury or accident case.

During law school, I was slected to clerk for one of the most prominant family law attorneys in South Florida. After law law school, while working for insurance defense law firms,  I honed my litigation skills while representing Fortune 500 companies in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases.  

I am known for providing personal attention, with an emphasis on open communication. The best way for me to meet his clients' needs is for my clients to be open and honest with me. In return, I diligently respect the attorney-client privilege. My trustworthy services, along with my availability after hours and on the weekends, are why clients refer me to friends and loved ones.

In addition to family law, divorce law, civil litigation, personal injury and maritime injury cases, I also represent military contractors injured in Iraq and Afghanistan in Defense Base Act claims.



Languages spoken: Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 33%
    14 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    14 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    14 years
  4. Family: 10%
    14 years
  5. Other: 13%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    What I appreciate about Nies is that, whether from his inherent nature or from his military background, he seems to have a "see-the-hill-take-the-hill" approach. Too many PI attorney just settle their cases, and survive by volume. That's fine sometimes. But even Nies' clients who settle their cases should benefit from Nies' willingness to take it all the way.


    Mitchell Sens
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard E. Enrique

    Timothy Nies is an exceptional attorney, fine military veteran, and a credit to the legal community. He has worked tirelessly for years improving his skill in the areas of personal injury law. I would recommend him highly to anyone seeking competent counsel for their matter.


    Howard Enrique Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.

900 SE Ocean Boulevard
Suite 140-E
Stuart, FL, 34994-2471

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.

10 Fairway Drive #139
Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441

Van Riper & Nies Attorneys, PA

55 SE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL, 33444

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.

801 Northpoint Parkway
Suite 375
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407



FLMember in Good Standing200109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Distinguished Speaker - Military Veteran BenefitsNova Southeastern University2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best of the BarSouth Florida Business Journal2005
Best of the BarSouth Florida Business Journal2004
Honor RollFlorida Atlantic University1993
Honor RollFlorida Atlantic University1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMcIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya2007 - 2009
Senior Casualty AttorneyMarshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin2003 - 2006
AttorneyWicker, Smith, O'hara, McCoy, Graham & Ford2001 - 2003
U.S. Army Airborne RangerUnited States Army, 75th Ranger Regiment1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Martin County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
North Broward Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember2009 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Florida BarMember2001 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Disabled American VeteransMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matabang v. Carnival CorporationFederal Judge Hoeveler denied Carnival's Motion to Compel Arbitration.
Stand Your Ground DismissalCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hieros Gamos10 Tips For Filing a Claim Under the Defense Base Act2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2001
Florida Atlantic UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nova Southeastern University's Salute to Veterans and Service MembersVeteran's Affairs2010