FORMER President Trump is being represented by three lawyers for his second impeachment trial which accuses him of allegedly inciting the deadly Capitol riot.
Trump’s new defense team was assembled last minute after another group formed by South Carolina GOP attorney Butch Bowers quit.
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Michael Van der Veen is one of three lawyers representing former President Trump in his second impeachment trialCredit: 2021 New York Times
Who is Trump lawyer Michael Van der Veen?
Michael Van der Veen is the founder of the Philadelphia law firm van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin.
Van der Veen specializes in personal injury and is best known for his local radio ads in Philadelphia.
He has led a number of high-profile cases, excelling in both civil litigation and criminal defense.
Van der Veen specializes in personal injuryCredit: MTV Law
He has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 13 consecutive years and serves as an independent legal expert for print and television news media.
Van der Veen is a member of the bar in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is also the treasurer of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association, according to his website.
Is Michael Van der Veen married?
Van der Veen is married to a woman named Marion.
The couple have two daughters and reside in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
What did Trump’s impeachment lawyers say about the Capitol riot?
Less than 24 hours before Trump’s impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyers – Bruce Castor, David Schoen and van der Veen – denounced Democrats and claimed the former president did not spark the Capitol riots.
David Schoen using props to defend the former president during the impeachment trialCredit: The Mega Agency
Attorney Bruce Castor is also defending Trump in courtCredit: Reuters
Trump’s legal team wrote: “Through this latest Article of Impeachment now before the Senate, Democrat politicians seek to carve out a mechanism by which they can silence a political opponent and a minority party.
“The Senate must summarily reject this brazen political act.”
Trump’s team also slammed the impeachment as being “nothing more nor nothing less than the trial of a private citizen by a legislative body.”