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Michael van der Veen Michael van der Veen, defense attorney for Donald Trump, prepares for a television interview in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2021. Trump’s second impeachment trial ended in a not guilty verdict on a vote of 57-43, short of the two-thirds majority required. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

In a matter of a few days in February, Philadelphia attorney Michael van der Veen went from handling a roster of personal injury and criminal cases to taking center stage in defending the first president in American history to have been impeached twice.

After winning an acquittal for his client, former President Donald Trump, van der Veen is now back at his law offices in the Washington Square West section of Philadelphia, having made national headlines, stirred up controversy in his hometown plaintiffs bar, and even inspired a segment on “Saturday Night Live” along the way.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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