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.
Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
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1219 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Last Updated: 2/8/2017