The backgrounds and life experiences of our trial attorneys sets our firm apart from other Stuart law offices. Our attorney, Timothy Nies, is a U.S. military veteran and a proud supporter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). When serving as an Airborne Ranger with the Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment, he sustained a line-of-duty knee injury during a parachute mission. He had to work every day to rehabilitate his knee; however, the injury ultimately caused his medical discharge from the U.S. Army. Tim, more than most injury lawyers, understands how it feels to suffer from and overcome a life-changing injury. Tim was lucky the Army had skilled surgeons and that the VA was there to help him. Many civilians injured today are not so lucky. Many are left without insurance coverage. After his military service, Timothy began his attorney career defending personal injury cases for insurance companies and large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. He was a senior Casualty Attorney for Marshall Dennehey, the largest, and arguably, the most respected insurance defense law firm in the world, with more than 450 attorneys. During law school Timothy worked for one of the most prominent family law firms in Florida.
Our attorney, Chris Van Riper, a lifelong resident of Stuart, Florida, and former Department of Children and Families Investigator, was selected as a Law Clerk for the Florida Supreme Court, which is an honor very few attorneys are selected for. Thereafter, Christian began his legal career as a State Attorney, where he prosecuted and tried countless serious felony cases, including sexual offense cases, DUIs, drug trafficking, attempted murder cases.
The work and life experiences of our attorneys affords our law firm unique and valuable insight into the lives and struggles of our clients in Stuart and Port St. Lucie, Florida and how best to present their cases before Florida jurors at trial.
For more information about our attorneys, our law firm and our newest office, please visit: http://www.vanriperandnies.com.
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Veteran-owned law firm practicing in civil litigation, personal injury litigation, maritime injuries, Longshore claims, commercial litigation, and criminal defense with offices in Stuart, West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach and Jensen Beach, Florida.