Van Riper & Nies represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation, relying on personal attention, open communication, hard work, and trust in bringing timely solutions to our clients’ problems.
Tim Nies leads the firm’s civil litigation practice. For years, he acted as a defense attorney for insurance companies and large Fortune 500 corporations in complex litigation cases. Later, he switched sides and started prosecuting negligent insurance companies, corporations, and individuals for the harms and losses caused to his clients. Tim also previously worked with one of the most prominent divorce attorneys in South Florida, giving him valuable insight into various types of civil litigation.
Christian Van Riper is a former Florida Assistant State Attorney, former law clerk for the Florida Supreme Court, and former investigator with Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). As an investigator for DCF, Christian investigated allegations of child abuse and child neglect, giving him a wealth of knowledge about family law. Between the two of them, Tim and Christian have a vast array of civil litigation experience that gives their clients a unique advantage.
Van Riper and Nies appreciates the significance of civil litigation to its clients, whether the issue is a property dispute, small business matter, or family issue. Recognizing the expense, time, resources, and emotional toll that these matters can draw, we strive to achieve the most favorable result as quickly as possible. Tim and Christian try all cases together as a powerful team. We are known for our courtroom experience, proactive and tenacious litigation style, and high level of professionalism.
We are always personally available to clients and leave no stone unturned in advocating for our clients’ interests.
Areas of Civil Litigation
Van Riper & Nies is dedicated to assisting its clients in the resolution of an array of civil disputes, including, but not limited to:
- Property disputes
- Breach-of-contract disputes
- Commercial Landlord-tenant disputes
- Small business law
- Torts (auto accidents, product liability, premises liability, etc.)
- Family law