Chris Van Riper

Chris Van Riper, is a former prosecutor, and a DCF investigator. Chris focuses on criminal defense, family law, including divorce, domestic disputes, orders of protection, and child custody. 

Sarah Senecal

Sarah is our senior paralegal. She has been working in the legal field for over nineteen years. Sarah joined Van Riper & Nies in May 2010. She has specialized experience in not only divorce and personal injury cases, but also in the litigation of claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the United States Defense Base Act. Sarah uses her considerable litigation experience and superior customer service experience to fight for the rights of the firm’s clients.

Our people make the difference.

Our team of experienced Delray Beach attorneys is dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients in personal injury, auto accidents, family law, Defense Base Act cases and criminal defense cases.

​We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We're proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day. Van Riper and Nies Attorneys are here to help you succeed.

Our Attorneys & Staff

We offer the most sincere and hardest-working lawyers in Delray Beach, hands down. We pride ourselves in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each case with care and consideration. We’ve hand-picked a high-quality team of law professionals qualified to successfully resolve any legal matter. No issue is too big or too small. If you have a legal problem, our experts can help you find a solution

Sandra Skrzypiec

Sandra is an experienced and passionate paralegal. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indian River State College in 2019. Sandra assists the attorneys in criminal defense, family law, dependency actions and personal injury cases. 


Van Riper & Nies Attorneys

Tim Nies

Tim Nies, a Veteran of the elite Army Rangers, and a former insurance company lead trial attorney cares about winning. Tim is known by fellow attorneys and clients as a warrior who fights tirelessly for his clients' rights and well-being. Tim focus on personal injury law, maritime law and divorce law.