The Legal Intelligencer announced their 2022 Professional Excellence Award winners and Michael T. van der Veen is a 2022 Finalist for Attorney of the Year. The winners will be honored at an awards dinner set for June 29, 2022, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Read more below about why the founder of van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin is under consideration for this prestigious honor.
Michael T. van der Veen, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin—The 2020 election was the most contentious political contest in most of our lifetimes, with ramifications still being felt today. Philadelphia’s Michael van der Veen of van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin played a key role in a profound moment in our nation’s history—defending former President Donald Trump, the first president to be impeached twice, on charges related to inciting a violent mob to attack the U.S. Capitol. The decision to take up the former president’s defense was controversial and proved divisive in the local legal community, but few could argue about the significance of the case or the skill needed to succeed in the glaring national spotlight.