Tim Nies is an experienced trial attorney, practicing in personal injury litigation, family law and criminal defense. Tim is also one of a select group of attorneys nationwide practicing in litigation of Defense Base Act claims.
Tim’s unique and valuable experience in insurance defense litigation, and from years working as an attorney for insurance companies, puts him in an excellent position to take on national companies and large insurance companies.
Prior to opening his own practice with Christian Van Riper, 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 theSouth Florida Business Journal and was recently voted one of the topUp & 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 County Justice Association, the Broward County Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Maritime Law Association of the U.S.
Tim is proud to be a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
- Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2001
- Florida Atlantic University, B.S., 1993
- Florida, 2001
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Association for Justice
- Palm Beach County Justice Association
- Florida Justice Association
- South Palm Beach County Bar Association
- Palm Beach County Bar Association
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