Van Riper & Nies Attorneys
Florida Admiralty & Maritime Attorneys

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Timothy Nies

Christian Van Riper

"We are serious about producing solutions for our clients..."

Van Riper & Nies leaves no stone unturned in prosecuting maritime injury claims when representing clients in maritime criminal defense cases.

Attorneys, Christian Van Riper, an avid boater and former Florida Felony and DUI - BUI Prosecutor and Tim Nies, also a boater, a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran, and former insurance defense trial attorney for a respected cruise ship injury defense law firm, bring their unique experiences together in representing their clients in:

Boating Accident & Injury Claims

Personal Watercraft Accident & Injury Claims

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Defense

Florida and Federal Maritime Criminal Defense

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Claims

Jones Act Claims

Cruise Ship Injury Claims

From our offices in Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach and Stuart, Florida, our maritime attorneys represent clients throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Our maritime attorneys are known for their proactive and hands-on litigation style, knowledge of state and federal maritime laws, our personal attention we provide each and every client, and for leaving no stone unturned in the prosecution of maritime injury claims and defense of clients accused of violating maritime criminal regulations.  When you e–mail our  law firm, you will receive a reply from an attorney the same day, usually within hours. All our clients have our attorneys' cellular phones.

For a free consultation, call our maritime attorneys day or night or complete the contact form below.

Palm Beach County: 561-948-5588
Martin & St. Lucie Counties: 772-283-8712
Broward County: 954-369-0776

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Van Riper and Nies Maritime Lawyers. BUI Defense in Florida. B.U.I. Defense Lawyers in Florida: Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A. Our attorneys represent boaters charged with BUI. Our attorneys also represent victims of negligent boat operators in Florida. Our Florida maritime injury and maritime criminal defense lawyers practice in Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Miami, Key West, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach and throughout Florida.  Our Maritime Injury Lawyers represent boaters injured on boats by negligent or careless captains and fishing charter vessels. Our maritime personal injury trial attorneys represent injured Longshoremen injured at the Port of Miami, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach and all ports in Florida. Our admiralty attorneys also represent seamen injured at sea under the Jones Act as well as employees of cruise ships injured while on the job. Florida Boating Accident Lawyers Van Riper and Nies Attorneys. Jupiter FL Boat Accident lawyers. 

Criminal lawyers in Stuart Florida: Van Riper and Nies Attorneys.   Delray Beach Florida Personal Injury Criminal Defense and Divorce Lawyers: Van Riper and Nies Attorneys, P.A.  Our maritime criminal and injury lawyers offer free consultations. Our trial attorneys represent boaters arrested for maritime crimes such as crimes involving manatees, drug trafficking, boating under the influence, and crimes involving fishing. Our attorneys represent boaters charged with careless and negligent operation of vessels. Our maritime criminal attorneys represent defendants charged with violating State of Florida and Federal fishing and wildlife laws.  Boat Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton FL. 

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