One of Philadelphia's Most Prominent Law Firms Adds Partners and Changes Name

Renowned Philadelphia-based attorney Michael T. van der Veen renames team van der Veen, O'Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin

van der Veen, O'Neill, Hartshorn, Levin

Building on decades of civil and criminal law success, Michael T. van der Veen today announced that attorneys Fran O’Neill Jr., Brian Hartshorn and Nelson Levin have become partners, with their names added to the Philadelphia-based firm.

“They are counted on by our clients, respected by the legal community and trusted by me,” said firm founder van der Veen.  “We do serious work that directly impacts life and livelihood. It takes passion and dedication. Fran, Brian and Nelson exemplify these qualities and have an unwavering commitment to the law and to their clients. I can think of no one more qualified to join me as partners and help drive the future of our firm.”

One of Philadelphia’s foremost personal injury, criminal defense and commercial litigation law firms, van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin combine nearly a century of passion-driven comprehensive law practice and client-centered representation for the full benefit of their clients. Their experience fighting for clients, serving the community and excelling in litigation has earned them the reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s toughest, hardest-working law firms.

About the Partners:

O’Neill is a tenacious advocate for personal injury victims, excelling at handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving construction and commercial motor vehicle accidents. A sought-out industry expert, he also frequently speaks on attorney-driven investigations. He received his law degree and MBA from Temple University.

Hartshorn is an accomplished civil litigator with an unparalleled passion for helping injured victims and families recover after an injury. He brings his zealous advocacy and diligent work ethic to his practice areas of personal injury and products liability. He received his law degree from Villanova University.

Levin is known for his nurturing approach to clients and exceptional attention to detail and specializes in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and products liability. He has been practicing law in Philadelphia for nearly 30 years and is rated as an AV pre-eminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his law degree from Temple University.

van der Veen himself has invested nearly three decades representing clients in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and commercial litigation, and is passionate about his responsibility as the voice of the victim and advocate for the accused. He earned his first law degree, a J.D., from Quinnipiac School of Law in 1988, he was a 1992 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and earned an LLM in Trial Advocacy with Highest Honors from Temple University in 1995. He has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 13 consecutive years and also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association.


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One of the Philadelphia region's foremost criminal injury and personal law firms. Van Der Veen, O'Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin combine nearly a century of diverse experience, passion-driven, and client-centered representation for their clients.

Cynthia Sutera
Partner, Van Der Veen, O.Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin
Van Der Veen, O.Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin
1219 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States