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


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Superb Rating, Avvo
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal
  • Winner, San Francisco Trial Lawyers-Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2003
  • Winner, San Francisco Trial Lawyers-Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
  • Largest injury verdict in Marin County history, 2010, Travis v. Bison Builders, Inc.
  • Nominated for San Francisco Trial Lawyers-Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Verdict honored in California’s Top Verdicts of 2011, The Recorder-Chris Corbo v. New United Motor
  • 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
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability-Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • “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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


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

Educational Background:

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

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Office Location for William L. Veen

20 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Last Updated: 2/7/2020

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