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van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin is widely recognized for maintaining a uniquely broad practice covering both personal injury and criminal matters. Catering to clients facing criminal charges, and those who have been injured through no fault of their own, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin is the only law firm that you and your family need, no matter what civil or criminal matter you may encounter. Our firm also serves small businesses, guiding business owners through common legal issues. Whatever your legal needs, look no further for staunch legal representation and compassionate advocacy. This is our commitment to you.

As the only firm in the area handling both personal injury and criminal defense cases, we go beyond simply winning for clients. Serving as a voice for the injured and standing up for the rights of the accused is our personal duty, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Every client is critically important and we live to win. We will not settle for the minimum, we always fight for the best possible result for every client.

The criminal defense practice at van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin is built on the understanding that everyone is entitled to a zealous defense, no matter what the issue. Whether a DUI offense, white collar crime, or sex offense, the Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys at van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin promise you discretion and relentless representation.

Contact van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI
  • Sex Crimes
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law

Call van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin today at 215-795-5941 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael T. van der Veen

As founder of the firm, Michael effortlessly combines accessibility, experience, negotiation, collaboration, and compassion to achieve results. And he has named partners to the firm who value and demonstrate these tenets as well. He is the rare attorney who excels in both civil litigation and criminal defense. Known for his unwavering commitment to serving as the voice of the victim and advocate for the accused, he has established his reputation by winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in State and Federal Courts, as well as winning major criminal trials.

Always a serious student, Michael graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1981 and earned a BA in political science from Ohio Wesleyan in 1985. He earned his first law degree, a J.D. from Quinnipiac School of Law in 1988. His is a 1992 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and earned an LLM in Trial Advocacy with highest honors from Temple University School of Law in 1995. Michael has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for thirteen consecutive years and often serves as an independent legal expert for print and television news media.

  • A $31.5 million judgment for a client who was rendered paraplegic in a motor crash
  • A $10 million settlement for child run over by a tractor-trailer, also involving work with the U.S. Department of Immigration
  • A $10 million judgment for an injured bicyclist
  • A $4.8 million judgment for an injured bicyclist
  • A $4.25 million jury verdict in Federal Court for a man rendered tetraplegic in a crash with a tractor-trailer
  • A $3.25 million jury verdict for a nurse who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when a dump truck crashed into her
  • A $1.65 million settlement for a man injured in a car crash
  • $1.4 million recovered for the widow of a pharmaceutical executive killed in a high-speed motorcycle crash
  • A $1.375 million settlement for a 24-year-old man who sustained a head injury after the car in which he was riding in was hit by a SEPTA bus
  • A $1.35 million settlement benefiting a young prize fighter hit by a drunk driver
  • Large confidential settlements for clients injured in construction accidents
  • Dismissal of a Federal antitrust suit for a corporate client
  • Freedom for executives wrongly accused of corporate embezzlement
  • Travel across the United States to fight for children hurt by defective toys, and work to stop the flow of unsafe and defective products from China into the United States
  • Representation of John Parker and The National AIDS Brigade in their fight to legalize the use of clean hypodermic needles Illinois to combat the spread of the virus. This landmark case, known as The Chicago Needle Trials, helped change state law in Illinois.
  • Governor’s pardons for a stock broker charged with theft and man charged with assault
  • A not guilty verdict in a Summary Case involving a dog bite
  • Proof of innocence for a young St. Joseph’s University student falsely accused of rape
  • Not guilty verdicts in drug trafficking and DUI cases
  • Successful jury trials for those subjected to police brutality
  • A not guilty verdict for a South Philadelphia man charged in the murder of his mother

Office Locations

Philadelphia Office
1219 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Allentown Office
609 Hamilton Street
Suite 7
Allentown, PA 18101

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