AN AMBULANCE CHASER and JACK OF ALL TRADE: The endlessly pedantic and pathetic Michael van der Veen.
An ambulance chaser and jack of all trades after suing Trump in August 20020, Michael van der Veen is now representing Trump in his Senate impeachment trial.
Michael van der Veen has been an attorney since 1988. As a founder of the Philadelphia personal injury law firm, Van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, Levin, his litigation practice and experience includes personal injury litigation including representing plaintiffs in car crashes, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, and dog bites, representing clients in connection with construction accidents, antitrust matters and product defects.
Under his belt, a suit against a toy manufacturer, a case of corporate embezzlement, a suit seeking to legalize the use of clean hypodermic needles to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and police brutality claims. He has also represented criminal defendants accused of rape, drunk driving, and murder. He also represented a man who claimed to have been served a fried rat at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
More astonishing, notwithstanding that he is now pretending that Trump did nothing wrong in relation with the Capitol riot of January 6, in August 2020, Van der Veen sued the then President Donald J. Trump alleging that his attacks on the U.S. Postal Service were unsupported by evidence. In his suit against Trump, van der Veen was alleging: “These actions . . . arise in an environment subject to repeated claims by President Donald J. Trump that voting by mail is ripe with fraud, despite having no evidence in support of these claims, and lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign to stop mail-in voting in states such as Nevada and Pennsylvania.” The suit was settled in late November 2020.
While there is no prohibition against a lawyer representing a former adversary, van der Veen now representing Trump only demonstrate how difficult it is now for the ex-president to find reputable lawyers and law firms to represent himself and his interests. The endlessly pedantic Michael van der Veen is best known in Philly for his radio ads, asking if you’ve tripped or having been bite by a dog while walking down the street.
Trump will be acquitted… but no thanks to Michael van der Veen. Trump will be acquitted thanks to these Republican senators only trying to protect their political future.
J. Michael Dennis, ll.l., ll.m.
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