Florida Trial Attorneys                          

Maritime Injuries

Timothy Nies

Christian Van Riper

"Justice is the firm & continuous desire to render to everyone that which is due..."

Van Riper & Nies leaves no stone unturned in prosecuting maritime injury claims for our clients.

Attorneys Christian Van Riper, an avid boater and former Florida State Attorney and Tim Nies, a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran, and former insurance defense trial attorney for a respected cruise ship defense law firm, bring their unique experiences together in representing injured passengers, longshoremen and seamen in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Palm Beach, Hendry & Broward Counties in maritime injury claims, including Longshore claims..

We are known in the maritime community for our proactive and hands-on litigation style, our personal attention we provide each and every client, and for leaving no stone unturned in the prosecution of maritime injury claims.  
When you e–mail our  law firm, you will receive a reply from an attorney the same day, usually within hours.

We are an aggressive and experienced maritime injury law firm with a concentration in injury claims involving recreational boaters and passengers, cruise ship passengers, crew members and seamen, longshoremen and other maritime employees and passengers. From our Florida offices in we take cases nationwide, including cruise ship cases, many of which must be filed  in Miami.

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

By Tim Nies

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.

By Tim Nies

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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Van Riper & Nies is a Palm Beach and Martin County, FL litigation law firm, practicing in admiralty and maritime law and represent clients with injury claims resulting from boating accidents, longshore injuries, Death on the High Seas Acts injuries in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Clewiston, Belle Glade, Jensen Beach, Juno Beach, Palm City, Hutchinson Island, Sewell's Point, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, North Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Sunrise, FL. 
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