Michael van der Veen was Selected as a Finalist for the 2022 Attorney of the Year Award by The Legal Intelligencer

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Where Clients Come to Win Trial Lawyers Excelling in the Areas of Law Most Critical to You and Your Family

With nearly 175 years of combined experience, our attorneys at van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin have handled some of the most complex cases in the country. No matter what you're up against, our team is equipped to achieve victory for you and your family.  

What Clients Say About Us

Caring Deeply About Our Clients and Their Families
  • “Micheal van der Veen was my attorney and he did an outstanding job on my case. He really listens and cares about your situation no matter how big or small and also makes you feel right at home when your in his office.”

    - Matt Swisher
  • “The van der Veen team treats you as family. We win together. You are not just a client, but a family member when you choose this office.”

    - Antonio Walker
  • “It has been a real pleasure to work with Mr. van der Veen and his team. They really care not only about the case and the legal issues, but mainly about the person. The legal work is excellent and the result in our case was simply outstanding!”

    - Nadia Hristova

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers

Your Premier Legal Team

When you need help with a serious legal matter—whether it’s filing a personal injury lawsuit, defending yourself against criminal charges, navigating a divorce, preparing a will or trust, or dealing with complex business litigation—you need a legal team you can trust. You need a firm you can count on to protect your rights and guide you through the legal process.

At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, we are proud to be one of Philadelphia’s most trusted and renowned law firms. Our large and experienced team handles a broad range of practice areas, including personal injury, criminal defense, family law, civil rights violations, estate planning, and business litigation. We strive to be a firm you and your family can turn to time and time again, no matter the legal issue you are facing. When a new, unexpected challenge arises, you can always turn to van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin for the dedicated and aggressive legal representation you need.

When it comes to navigating the legal process, we go beyond simply winning for our clients. Our Philadelphia trial lawyers serve as a voice for the voiceless and stand up for the rights of individuals, families, and small business owners throughout the state. This is our commitment to our clients, and it is something we take very seriously. Every client is critically important at van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, and everyone receives the personalized attention and support they deserve. We live to win and will not settle for the minimum; instead, we always fight for the best possible results for each unique client’s case.

Whether you have been injured due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, have been accused of a criminal offense, or are facing a challenging child custody issue, we are here to help. Contact us online or call our office at (215) 486-0123 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team today.

Learn What Makes Our Firm Unique

Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin pairs diverse practice experience with a passion to help clients.

Our Personal Injury Victories

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of the injured and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout Pennsylvania. We have successfully secured numerous six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts, allowing our clients to recover the fair financial compensation they need to heal and move forward with their lives. As your legal team, we will do everything possible to maximize your recovery, even if that means taking your case to trial.

  • $35.1 Million Motorcycle Accident
  • $10 Million Truck Accident
  • $4.8 Million Bicycle Accident
  • $4.3 Million Truck Accident
  • $3.3 Million Truck Accident
  • $2.4 Million Pedestrian Accident
  • $1.7 Million Car Accident
  • $1.4 Million Car Accident by Drunk Driver
  • $1.3 Million Premises Liability
  • $1 Million Assault by Club Employee

Our Criminal Defense Victories

Over the years, our Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys have achieved numerous successes on behalf of those navigating the criminal justice system. We employ a collaborative, innovative approach to developing powerful legal strategies based on the unique details of each individual client’s situation. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution; our personalized methods are aimed at securing the best possible results, whether a reduction of charges, an acquittal, or a not-guilty verdict.

  • Acquittal Second Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump
  • Not Guilty Murder Case
  • Not Guilty Rape Case
  • Not Guilty Drug Trafficking
  • Not Guilty Rape
  • Charges Dropped Embezzlement
  • Not Guilty DUI
  • Pardon Granted Governor’s pardon
  • Pardon Granted Governor’s pardon
  • Charges Dropped Arson

Representing Clients from All Walks of Life

From the President of the United States to the Local Business Owner, We Fight For Everyone's Best Interest

Founded in 2014, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin has long had a single mission: to help individuals and families navigating life’s toughest legal challenges. We are proud to represent people from all walks of life and dedicate all of our experience, efforts, and resources to every case, big or small. No matter the issue you are facing, you can feel confident when you turn to van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin knowing that our attorneys will fight tirelessly for you every step of the way.

Our firm was built on a foundation of integrity, ethics, and client service. We are passionate about being there for our clients and our community, and we never give up or back down from a fight. We take a holistic approach to our legal practice, not only counseling our clients through their cases but also taking into account their mental, physical, and spiritual needs throughout the process. Contact us today to learn more, including how we can help you with your case, during a free consultation.

A Pillar of Strength for Our Clients 

What Makes van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin the Right Choice
  • Unrivaled Record of Success

    We have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.

  • No Challenge too Big

    Our firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.

  • Personalized Representation

    We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client. 

  • Uncompromising Passion

    Our competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.

  • Holistic Approach

    Not only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.

  • Supporting the Community

    Our team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

Get the Hands-On Legal Counsel You Need

Our Attorneys Handle a Diverse Range of Legal Matters

In the Media

Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insights and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

Protecting Areas of Law Most Critical to Your Family & Loved Ones

Dealing with an unexpected legal challenge can be overwhelming. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, we recognize that this may well be one of the most difficult times in your life—and we want to help. No matter how complex or challenging your case may be, you can rely on our Philadelphia trial attorneys to protect you, your rights, and your future.

We care deeply about our clients and often maintain meaningful, lasting relationships with the people we serve long after their cases are resolved. We offer free consultations, both in person and over the phone, and can assist you in English or Spanish (hablamos español). Reach out to us today to learn how our legal team can help you.

Call (215) 486-0123 or submit a free and secure online contact form to get started.

Serving Our Clients
With Uncompromising
Passion

van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin 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) 486-0123 or contact us online today.

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