Michael T. van der Veen, another of the firm’s founders, is skilled courtroom attorney and one of a dwindling number of attorneys that practices both plaintiffs law and criminal defense. A three time “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” designee, his breadth of experience has paid off for his clients as he has won seven and eight figure awards and not guilty verdicts in jury trials.
Attorney Michael T. van der Veen has once again been named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” by his peers in the legal profession. 2007 is the third consecutive year Attorney van der Veen has received the honor. Each year, Pennsylvania’s top lawyers are rated by their peers with only the top 5 percent being designated a “Super Lawyer”.
According to the “Super Lawyer” designation recently published in Philadelphia magazine, “In a world where pure litigators are becoming extinct, Michael van der Veen dominates the civil and criminal courts….He has established a reputation for winning multimillion-dollar jury verdicts, as well as major criminal jury trials.”
Among the professional accomplishments that won van der Veen this honor were his winning a $10 million verdict for a brain-damaged child struck by a tractor-trailer and dismissal of murder and manslaughter charges in a highly publicized vehicular homicide case that same year.
Michael T. van der Veen chairs the litigation department of Kats, Jamison, van der Veen & Baccari in Feasterville, PA. Attorney van der Veen concentrates on civil and criminal cases, and the firm also practices personal injury, criminal defense, commercial litigation and real estate law.
Van der Veen has garnered significant public recognition for his skills in the courtroom, serving as a legal expert on the “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” program on CN8 and a frequent guest on radio and television programs regarding criminal and civil litigation issues.