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Prominent Philadelphia Law Firm, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin, Adds Skilled Personal Injury Attorney Francis O’Neill to Team

Tenacious advocate for accident victims, attorney Francis O’Neill brings superior skills and dogged determination to Philadelphia’s leading personal injury law firm.

Philadelphia, PA. — Philadelphia’s foremost personal injury and criminal defense firm, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin, recently added notable attorney Francis O’Neill to their team of experienced injury attorneys. O’Neill will handle accident and personal injury cases, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death. O’Neill’s previous experience focused primarily on personal injury cases involving construction and commercial motor vehicle accidents.

During his time at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, he was captain of the rugby team and interned at the United States Department of Justice. Upon graduating cum laude in 2004, O’Neill was awarded “Most Distinguished” student of Finance. Following his undergraduate degree, he attended James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, graduating in 2007, on the Dean’s list. Attorney O’Neill furthered his education, obtaining a Masters of Business Administration (MBA.) degree the same year, also from Temple University – Fox School of Business and Management

Attorney O’Neill was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the prestigious Super Lawyers list in both 2014 and 2015. The Super Lawyers Rising Stars is awarded to less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania. He frequently speaks on the issue of attorney-driven investigations of serious accidents and is OSHA 10 certified. Mr. O’Neill is looking forward to continuing his work alongside the highly-regarded Philadelphia accident attorneys at van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin, who have built a formidable reputation advocating for victims of personal injury. “My commitment to helping injured accident victims is equally matched by the exceptional attorneys at van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin.”

“Francis has repeatedly proved his commitment to client-centered representation,” explained attorney van der Veen. “His dedication to serving clients and within the community is remarkable. We are thrilled to have him on the team.”

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About van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin: van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin, a Philadelphia-based personal injury and criminal defense firm serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents, has significant experience and impressive success obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims suffering a wide range of personal injuries and defending individuals accused of crimes. Additional information about van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin may be obtained from the firm’s website at

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