William L. Veen

William L. Veen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Veen Firm, PC
 | 20 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-673-4800
Fax: 415-771-5845
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    William L. Veen oversees the operation of The Veen Firm and focuses his energy on mediations and trials of complex cases. He founded The Veen Firm, P.C. in 1975 and developed the firm from a one-man operation to a firm with over 30 members today. Mr. Veen has represented injured workers and consumers in recovering damages arising from industrial accidents, construction accidents, elevator accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products, professional liability, and auto and truck accidents.

    Mr. Veen was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He served as Lieutenant for the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a Legal Specialist. He was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and represented parties in numerous court martial and Investigative Board procedures. He left the Coast Guard in 1972 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

    In his free time, he enjoys motorcycling, skiing, scuba diving, and hiking.

    About William Veen

    Admitted: 1969, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.veenfirm.com/our-firm/William-L-Veen.shtml


    • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America – US News & World Report, 2006-2014 – Selected by his peers in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Largest injury verdict in Marin County history, 2010, Travis v. Bison Builders, Inc.
    • Coast Guard Achievement Medal
    • “Lawyer of the Year”, The Best Lawyers in America-US News & World Report, 2014 -Selected by his peers in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, San Francisco
    • Verdict honored in California’s Top Verdicts of 2011, The Recorder-Chris Corbo v. New United Motor
    • Winner, San Francisco Trial Lawyers-Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
    • Superb Rating, Avvo
    • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability-Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • Nominated for San Francisco Trial Lawyers-Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2011
    • Winner, San Francisco Trial Lawyers-Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2003
    • Best Lawyers in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1994
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
    • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
    • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member – Lawyer Referral and Information Service
    • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Food From the Bar, San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, Active Volunteer

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Vu v. McNulty, 2004
    • Leyvas v. Paragas, 2003
    • Programmer v. AC Transit , 2008
    • James Doe v. Corp Team Building, 1998
    • Scott v. Richter & Ratner Contracting Corp., 2006
    • Guillermo de Garcia v. Tricon Builders, 1996
    • Jane Doe, M.D. v. Black Management Co., Red Manufacturing Co., Blue Leasing Co., 2005
    • Bresee v. Midwestern Pipeline Services, Inc., 2004
    • Conklin v. Tutor Saliba Corp, 2003
    • Dominguez v. Oosten et al., 2009
    • John and Jane Doe v. Red Pool Manufacturing and others, 1998
    • Juan Diaz and John Doe v. Errant Delivery Co., 2006
    • Andrew Paz v. Aerojet General Corp and others, 1996
    • Jane & John Doe v. Black Ladder Co., 2005
    • Gordon v. Valley Contruction Development and others, 1994
    • Wilson v. Doe Company, 2004
    • John Doe v. Black Corp., 2003
    • David Travis v. Bison Builders, Inc. , 2010
    • Joe Doe v. Printing Press Manufacturer, 1999
    • Barger-Carey v. Shipley et al., 2007
    • Pedro Quiroz v. Sutta, General Hydraulics, and E.C. Buehrer, 1997
    • John Doe v. Grey Company and others, 2005
    • John Doe v. Simco Heavy Equipment and others, 1994
    • Jane Doe v. Doe Parking Lots, 2005

    Educational Background:

    • Michigan State University B.A. , 1965
    • University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan J.D., 1968

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    Office Location for William L. Veen

    20 Haight Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

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    Last Updated: 6/29/2020

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