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Michael T. van der Veen

Attorney van der Veen’s Podcast Appearance Featured in The Legal Intelligencer

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Attorney van der Veen was featured on the VoiceAmerica – Live Internet Talk Radio podcast, “Is There Really Truth & Justice for All?” with Jeff Stein. It was a fascinating discussion on the state of our current judicial system. The appearance was featured in this The Legal Intelligencer article By Aleeza Furman on April 27, 2020:… Read More »

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By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Two were recently killed in a Philadelphia fire when a building collapsed on the 2200 block of North Colorado Street, according to Fox News. One victim included a firefighter who was pinned under debris when the building collapsed. Two other firefighters were injured battling blazes that lasted for almost two hours. While no news… Read More »

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Figuring Out Arson Sentencing – What’s the Difference?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines arson as: “[t]he willful or malicious burning of property (such as a building) especially with criminal or fraudulent intent.” Each year Pennsylvania police agencies receive around 1,500 reports of arson. Seventy percent of these arson crimes go unsolved or explained in some other fashion outside of criminal charges. Obviously, these statistics… Read More »

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