Van Riper | Nies Attorneys                         561-962-3130
Palm Beach DUI Defense

Our DUI Attorneys


Christian Van Riper, Esq.

Christian is a trial attorney and the head of our DUI defense practice group.

Prior to helping those in need as a criminal defense attorney, Christian was a Prosecutor for the State of Florida, where he prosecuted and tried many DUI cases, including felony DUI cases and DUI cases resulting in accidents.  In this capacity, Christian worked together with police and sheriff departments where he trained law enforcement on DUI procedures and the law.

Prior to working as a Prosecutor, Christian was selected by the Supreme Court of Florida to serve as a law clerk. This is an honor that very few attorneys in Florida share. Here, Christian worked with Supreme Court Justices on complex criminal and civil cases.

Before law school Christian was an investigator with Florida's Department of Children & Families. Here, he honed his investigative skills, which he uses every day as a DUI defense attorney.

Christian's unique experience and background set him apart from other criminal defense attorneys. As a former DUI prosecutor, Christian knows how the state attorneys evaluate and litigate DUI claims.

is known for his professionalism, tenacious defense of his clients' legal and constitutional rights and personal service. Christian's clients are pleasantly surprised to find that they are able to reach Christian after hours.


Stetson University College of Law.

Timothy C. Nies, Esq.

Tim is a trial attorney.


Tim’s unique and valuable experience in defense litigation, and from years working as an attorney for insurance companies, and his military and EMT experience puts him in an excellent position to take on the most complex DUI cases.


Prior to forming this firm, Tim was a senior casualty attorney for both the largest insurance defense firm in the United States and one of the largest insurance defense firms in Florida, where he litigated multiple cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.

A former U.S. Army Ranger, Tim was injured in the line of duty. His experience developed and tested his leadership skills, and taught him to react smartly and quickly under pressure, but most importantly for clients, it brought him true insight into what it is like to suffer and recover from life-changing injuries.

Tim is a past recipient of the “Best of the Bar” award from the South Florida Business Journal and was recently voted one of the top Up & Coming attorneys in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.

In addition to the Florida Bar, Tim is admitted to the Federal Bar for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Florida Justice Association (FJA), the Palm Beach Justice Association, the Broward County Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and the U.S. Maritime Law Association.

Tim is proud to be a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.


Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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