Florida Trial Attorneys                          

Criminal Appeals

Christian Van Riper

Timothy Nies

"Justice delayed is justice denied..."  

Compassionate, dedicated and experienced, Van Riper & Nies is committed to protecting your legal and constitutional rights.

Christian Van Riper, a former Prosecutor for the State of Florida and Tim Nies, a civil trial attorney are experienced litigators. Prior to serving the State as a criminal prosecutor, Christian Van Riper was selected to serve as a law clerk for the Florida Supreme Court during law school, where he reviewed and made recommendations on petitions for discretionary review, attorney discipline matters, and conducted legal research and prepared memoranda on pending criminal appeals. Christian had the opportunity to attend oral arguments, discussed cases with his assigned supreme court justice and otherwise work hand and hand for the most experienced judges in the State of Florida.

Our attorneys are known among prosecutors and fellow criminal attorneys alike for leaving no stone unturned when representing clients in criminal appeals, and for our accessibility.

Even though Florida strives to maintain justice, on occasion the system unfortunately fails. Our attorneys are dedicated to fight for the legal and constitutional rights of our clients in Florida's appellate courts.

Van Riper and Nies Attorneys work hard to make sure that our clients' criminal trial was proper and constitutional. Our attorneys review, in great detail, the criminal trial transcripts to make sure no fatal mistakes were made. Types of appeals we regularly handle include: proper conduct of the prosecutor, Constitutional rights violations, unfair and improper introduction of, or withholding of important evidence, and that you had competent criminal defense counsel looking out for your best interests.

For more information about our trial practice and for a free consultation, please call us day or night, complete the contact form below, or e-mail us at

West Palm Beach:
801 Northpoint Parkway
Suite 375
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 948-5588

900 SE Ocean Boulevard
Suite 140-E
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 283-8712


Deerfield Beach:
10 Fairway Drive #139
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 369-0776

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Delray Beach:
55 SE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach 33444
(561) 894-9862

Boca Raton:
9825 Marina Boulevard
Suite 100A
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 948-5589


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Our criminal appellate attorneys represent clients in West Palm Beach, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach Gardens and Fort Pierce Florida. Our attorneys are experienced post conviction relief attorneys and work hard to make sure that our clients' trials were fair, that our clients had competent counsel, that the prosecutor was not hostile and that the judge made proper rulings. Van Riper and Nies Florida Attorneys: Florida trial lawyers. Our criminal appellate attorneys represent clients seeking appeals in Martin County, Palm Beach County, and St. Lucie County, FL.  Appellate attorneys in Stuart, FL in Martin County, Florida. Our criminal defense attorneys represents inmates in 3.850 ineffective assistance of counsel hearings. Criminal appeals law.

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