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Top Rated Personal Injury - Plaintiff Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Michael T. van der Veen
Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen
1219 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Work 215-546-1000
Fax Fax 215-546-8529
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1990
Education: Quinnipiac University School of Law
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), General Litigation (10%), Criminal Defense (10%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015

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The founder of the Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen, Michael T. van der Veen, represents the rights of people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding towns and counties. He focuses his practice on personal injury plaintiff and criminal defense, and handles cases involving construction accidents, sex offenses, forgery and fraud, car accidents, murder, white collar crimes, slip-and-falls, DUI, medical errors, drug offenses, truck accidents, vehicular homicide and product liability.

In 1985, Mr. van der Veen graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1988. He continued his study of the law, first at the National Criminal Defense College and second, at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he earned a Master of Laws in 1995.

Mr. van der Veen knows the challenges that come with an unexpected injury or criminal charge. He is known for his compassion to clients as well as his tenacity in protecting their rights and pursuing justice. One case, involving a person in a car accident who was left a paraplegic, resulted in a $31.5 million award. Another client was accused of killing his mother and acquitted.

Community involvement is important to Mr. van der Veen. He has been involved with the American Diabetes Association's Philadelphia chapter, served as a children's coach and mentor, worked with numerous charity events and is currently on Montgomery School's board of trustees in Chester Springs. Recently, Mr. van der Veen was elected to serve on the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association's board of directors. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

About Michael van der Veen

Law School: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of local YMCA
  • Board of Trustees, Montgomery School

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Michael Collected a $1.375 Million Dollar Settlement for a 24-year-old Man, Who Was the Passenger in a Car Hit by a Septa Bus on the Blue Route in Delaware County and Sustained a Head Injury.
  • A suit was brought in Federal Court in Wilmington, Delaware to Fight for and Recover $1.4 Million Dollars for the Widow of a Pharmaceutical Executive Killed in a High-Speed Motorcycle Crash
  • In front of a jury in Chester County, Mr. van der Veen won a $3.25 million dollar verdict for a nurse who suffered a mild traumatic brain Injury when a dump truck crashed into her.
  • In Federal Court in Scranton, Michael won a $4.25 Million Dollar jury Verdict for a man Rendered Tetraplegic in a Crash with a Tractor-Trailer
  • Mr. van der Veen represented a child run over by a tractor-trailer. In representing that child and his family, Michael had to fight immigration to bring the young boy's father from Haiti to Philadelphia. He fought for and arranged for the boy to get the best medical care in the world. When the trucking company tried to blame the boy for his own injuries, Mr. van der Veen took the case to trial in front of a Philadelphia jury and after four days of trial, settled the boys case for $10,000,000
  • Won a $31.5 Million Dollar Judgment for a Client Who was Rendered Paraplegic in a Motor Crash.

Educational Background:

  • Temple University School of Law, LL.M., Highest Honors, 1995
  • National Criminal Defense College, 1992
  • Ohio Wesleyan, B.A. Political Science, 1985

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Last Updated: 9/15/2015
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