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Philadelphia’s Foremost Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorneys Offer Decades of Unparalleled Case Success




The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen is the premier Philadelphia personal injury and criminal defense attorney serving individuals and families across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With decades of experience fighting for clients, and a history of outstanding litigation success, we have earned the much-deserved reputation as Pennsylvania’s toughest, hardest-working attorneys. Mr. van der Veen has won multi-million dollar jury verdicts in both State and Federal Courts and achieved not-guilty verdicts for charges ranging from DUI to Murder.As the only firm in the area handling both personal injury and criminal defense cases, we go beyond simply winning for clients. Serving as a voice for the injured and standing up for the rights of the accused is our personal duty, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Every client is critically important and Mr. van der Veen lives to win. He will not settle for the minimum, he always fights for the best possible result for every client. Rely on our team of exceptional attorneys including Francis O’Neill, Jr. who has been selected to the 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list that no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to by the research team at Super Lawyers, to work around-the-clock to get the best possible results for you and your family.

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Comprehensive representation. Impressive results.

You have options when it comes to choosing a lawyer, but not all attorneys are the same. The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen offers clients an experience that goes beyond the traditional attorney-client model—and one that you cannot find anywhere else.

  • Client-centric focus — Our commitment to you and your well-being extends beyond the resolution of your case. Lean on us to coach you in all aspects of your life, to ensure that you remain healthy and strong throughout your case. We are with you during the often-difficult process of rebuilding your life following an accident or serious criminal allegations.
  • Professional accomplishment — A reputable all-star in the Pennsylvania legal community, Mr. van der Veen has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for ten years running. This recognition is bestowed to only the top attorneys in the state.
  • Commitment to community — Our unrelenting dedication to clients extends beyond the law practice to the broader community. Through participation in local organizations and dedication to charitable causes, we are driven to serve the community with the same unrelenting passion we have to serve clients.
  • Criminal and civil litigation experience — Many law firms handle only civil or only criminal matters. Mr. van der Veen is the only attorney in the area that can offer you dynamic representation in all civil and all criminal legal matters. He knows his way around both courtrooms and has extensive experience handling all types of both civil and criminal cases. Attorney van der Veen handles everything from murder, DUI, rape, embezzlement and theft, to personal injury, accidents and even traffic tickets if necessary to help clients. In addition, he is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to better serve your legal needs.
  • Unrivaled work ethic — Mr. van der Veen and his team work around-the-clock every day of the year for clients. For him, fighting and winning for you is not just a career, it is his lifelong passion.
  • Unparalleled results — Mr. van der Veen’s record speaks for itself, with an unparalleled number of high-profile successes in both criminal defense and civil litigation. Our firm has secured more

$100 million in settlements and verdicts, and delivered historic legal successes to clients around the state. Our impressive civil and criminal case results include:

Successful Civil Case Results:

  • $31.5 Million judgment for a motorcyclist injured in a crash
  • $10 Million settlement for a child run over by a tractor trailer truck
  • $4.25 Million jury verdict for man hurt in a trucking accident
  • $3.25 Million jury verdict for a nurse hit by a dump truck
  • $1.65 Million settlement for a man injured in a car crash
  • $1.35 Million settlement from a bar that got a driver drunk
  • $1 Million for a man injured by a bouncer in a strip club
  • $4.8 Million dollar judgment for an Injured Bicyclist

Successful Criminal Case Results:

  • Not guilty verdict in a murder case in Philadelphia
  • Not guilty jury verdict in a rape case in Philadelphia
  • Not guilty jury verdict in an aggravated assault of a police officer case in Philadelphia
  • Not guilty verdict in a drug trafficking case in Montgomery County
  • Not guilty verdict in DUI case in Bucks County
  • Embezzlement charges dropped for a Philadelphia businessman
  • Child pornography charges dropped in Montgomery County
  • Governor’s pardon for a Wall Street stockbroker charged with theft
  • Governor’s pardon for a man charged with assault
  • Charges dropped for a man accused of Arson

“Negaverunt nunc nobis cogatur reddere debitum.”

“They have denied us our due and must now be forced to pay.”

– Julius Caesar (9 August 48 B.C.), Battle of Pharsalus

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If you want an attorney with dogged determination and unwavering commitment to winning, contact our Philadelphia personal injury and criminal defense firm today

The Law Offices of Michael T. van der Veen is the premier Philadelphia law firm for comprehensive legal counsel and superior representation. We offer free consultations for all case types, and we are available 24/7 to take your call. The firm’s downtown office is conveniently located in the city center, close to City Hall and the Criminal Justice Center, and easily accessible via public transportation. Call (215) 546-1000 or contact us online today.

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