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Michael Thomas van der Veen

Personal injury Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.5   47 reviews

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About Michael

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Attorney Michael T. van der Veen concentrates his practice in personal injury, criminal defense and commercial litigation. He is driven to stand up for the injured and the innocent – a drive that has fueled his formidable reputation, as well as his extraordinary results. Mr. van der Veen’s record of success in both civil and criminal courts includes acquittals in high-profile criminal cases and numerous seven-figure and eight-figure awards for victims. He has saved numerous corporations from unfair and oppressive government regulation. He has won out-right victories for small companies and their owners, who were embroiled in complex corporate litigation.

Licensed for 31 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/06/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/04/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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van der Veen, Hartshorn,
1219 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good service
The service was very professional they always got back to my concerns in a timely fashion. I received really good service from here.
Posted by Hassan | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I would recommend him to anybody…Was available any time I had any questions or concerns and got back to me very quickly
Posted by Eve | February 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We would hire this attorney no matter what the cost. Attorney VanderVeen was very professional with integrity and the courage to state the truth. One of the few GREAT Attorneys left!!
Posted by Melissa | February 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Thank you for representing our president and defending the constitution. We need more people like you in this world!!
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So entertaining, so epic
Watching you defend Trump was epic. Remember what happened when you basically screamed “I have no idea how the senate works!” (Laughter). Let us all know how it works when you try to get 300 witnesses, including Nancy Pelosi, deposed in your office in philly-delphia! “It’s how the law works”. No one told you a senate impeachment trial isn’t a criminal trial, and that the rules were different? There is good news! Professor Raskin will school you again if you enroll and pay tuition
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Posted by Shakedah | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
I strongly recommend this office everyone I have came in contact with was always very polite kind Whenever I called and couldn’t get through I always received a call back never had to called back because someone failed to get back to me The handled my case very well and always let me know they have my best interest at heart. I truly like them very much
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Posted by Mercedes | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Thomas van der Veen a great Lawyar
He work hard till I got what I deserve he was patient and he understood me I’m happy that I pick him as my lawyer thank u very much
Posted by Stacy | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Everything was handle great and I will definitely refer them and make sure whoever needs help with there case.
Posted by Janique | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Very satisfied with the service received. I recommend Michael Thomas van der veen for all car accidents.
Posted by Lisa | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Brian and his staff were very professional. They worked hard for my case. They kept in touch with me whatever was got on. I would highly recommend their law firm
Posted by Selena | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job
I’m Very pleased with how well and smooth everything went working with Mike Van der Veen. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. They handled everything and handled it well.
Posted by Monique | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent staff
they came to my house and took my incident report was very friendly and caring and had me acheck in less than a year th they're awesome friendly and caring
Posted by Kendall cuffie | July 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Car accident
My attorney did his job perfectly stayed in contact wit me an kept me updated on everything tht was happening wit my case
Posted by Keyla | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gracias por su ayuda
Yo tenido un placer en estar en la officina y los empleados son amables y el trabajo q hacen son maravilloso
Posted by Thi | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Preview
I am in this office twice for two different cases and Mr. O’Neill helps me out of these problems. Very satisfying. Highly recommend.
Posted by Nichole | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyers
The lawyers and people were very nice. They answered all my questions. Told me everything i had to do and how long ill be waiting. I would recommend these lawyers to mt family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
I used this Law Firm twice and Fran was on both cases and did an excellent job. I highly recommend this firm, very professional, courteous, and fair.
Posted by Bernard | June 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Lawyers were very descriptive of events taking place . Helpful to any questions or procedures i needed help with or performed & whenever i called they either immediately returned the call or helped me out.
Posted by Greg | May 22, 2019
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Klepacz Experience
Brian's my goto Lawyer for now on. He was always honest with us and very supportive. Our case was tricky and he handled as a pro. Thank you for everything!
Posted by Ellenora | May 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr Van Der Veen was very helpful to assist me with my case. Someone from his office was in constant contact to give me updates regarding my case and kept me informed on the steps being taken to resolve the case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
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  • 2017
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  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an astounding attorney who will fight for his clients. I had the pleasure of working under Mike before law school and his work ethic inspired me to open my own firm after law school. Would highly recommend him to anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Michael is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is a great attorney and highly recomended"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is top-notch! A++. Fantastic lawyer!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"My mentor, best litigator, great jurist"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is the whole package, the ultra rare breed of a true PI trial lawyer and a true courtroom criminal defense lawyer. There is only one other lawyer I know in the last 22 years who is superb, like Mike, in both areas. Mike is equally skilled at defending someone in a homicide case or representing a catastrophically injured person with inadequate apparent liability coverage, the so called coverage tragedy. I had a co-plaintiff with him once. He had incredibly creative theories on the case that caused him to recover every possible penny for his client. I rode his coattails, and learned much from him as he triumphed over the 12 defense attorneys in the case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael's clients have shared with me his level of detail and solid results, he is a hard working lawyer that you want on your side!"
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Philadelphia Personal injury Lawyer Michael Thomas van der Veen
Michael Thomas van der Veen
Personal injury Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 31 years