Awards & Recognitions
The attorneys of The Veen Firm are humbled by the recognition and honors bestowed upon them by their colleagues in the legal profession. We are proud to be considered among the best law firms in California.
Several members of The Veen Firm have been invited to take part in the fellowship of The American College of Trial Lawyers. Only those that demonstrate the highest standards of trial advocacy, integrity, ethical conduct, and professionalism & collegiality are invited into the ACTL community.
Several Veen Firm attorneys have been ranked as AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell,including Bill Veen, Kevin Lancaster, Elinor Leary, Steven Kronenberg, David Winnett & . This rating indicates the rated lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who provide reviews of lawyers about whom they have professional knowledge. The Veen Firm was listed among the best law firms as a Top Rated Law Firm of San Francisco for 2014.
Bill Veen have been invited to be members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is one of the most prestigious professional invitation-only organizations for trial attorneys. There are high standards for inclusion, including high personal character, and honorable reputation.
Many of our attorneys have received a “Superb” rating by Avvo, including Bill Veen, Anthony Label, Elinor Leary, Steven Kronenberg, David Winnett & . Avvo’s ratings are based on public information on each attorney, as well as peer endorsements.
Founding principal Bill Veen, Kevin Lancaster, and all of the team leaders including Anthony Label, Elinor Leary are listed in The Best Lawyers in America ©. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review.
Consumer Attorneys of California is a professional organization of attorneys who represent plaintiffs seeking accountability against those who do wrong. The Veen Firm is an active supporter of CAOC and many of our attorneys are members of the organization. Anthony L. Label and Elinor Leary serve on the Board of Governers of CAOC serves on the Executive Committee.
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
The New Leaders Council is a charitable organization dedicated to recruiting, training and promoting the next generation of progressive leaders. Every year, it names Fellows, including elected officials and leaders from business, industry and the legal profession, who are rising to the top of their fields and who will shape the future. The Veen Firm fellows include David Winnett & . The Veen Firm is a proud supporter of the New Leaders Council.
The National Trial Lawyers recognizes a select group of trial lawyers noted for their superior qualifications, advocacy skills and ability to obtain results. The organization has named Elinor Leary & to its list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers has named to its list of Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers.
Founded in 1950, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association is the city’s premier organization of trial lawyers association. SFTLA is committed to providing quality continuing legal education, preserving access to justice and creating networking opportunities. Anthony Label serves on the Executive Board of Directors and is the President-Elect. serves on the Board of Directors. Many attorneys at The Veen Firm are members of SFTLA, and the firm is a Guardian of Justice Sponsor of the organization.
The majority of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, while Bill Veen, founder and principal, celebrates his thirteenth consecutive selection to the Super Lawyers list. Each year, only 5% of attorneys are selected by the Super Lawyers research team to receive this honor. Additionally, only 2.5% of attorneys are selected by the Super Lawyers research team to be awarded as a Rising Star. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
The Academy is a group of truly elite trial lawyers representing both sides of the Bar
Prosecutors and defense lawyers in criminal cases, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel in civil litigation (including business and personal injury cases). Fellowship is by invitation only, and trial lawyers are invited to become Fellows only after an extremely careful vetting process. Fellowship is limited to just 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70.
The Veen Firm has been ranked as a Tier 1 Law Firm for multiple years. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a “Best Law Firm” must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty. In 2014, Bill Veen was named Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury, San Francisco.