Van Ness Feldman  LLP

Van Ness Feldman LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, 7th Floor | Washington | DC | 20007

Phone: 202-298-1800 | Fax: 202-346-4869

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Year of establishment 1977 Number of partners 52
Number of offices 3 Partner to associate ratio 2.70
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 21.30
Number of attorneys 93 Percentage of minority attorneys 8.00
Number of associates 19
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Van Ness Feldman LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on September 09, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Find a way to help the older staff that has been at the firm longer to be more open to ideas and opinions. I think that at some point, they stopped learning and it would benefit everyone at the firm if communication was better with ideas.

Pros: Having a laid back and very relaxed atmosphere really helps the firm. There isn't much stress (if any at all) and the staff enjoy coming into work. The workload is always manageable and there are often more interesting cases to work with.

Cons: Some of the staff have been there since the firm began and have a ""my way is the right way"" approach to tasks. In some cases, the thinking is really out dated and a more current approach is better.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Van Ness Feldman is a nationally recognized law firm providing legal counsel, thought leadership, and policy strategy to clients navigating the complex intersection between business and government. With over 100 professionals in Washington D.C. and Seattle, Van Ness Feldman is renowned for its work in energy, environment, land use, real estate, government relations, and native affairs matters. As experienced strategists and client advocates, Van Ness Feldman takes the time to truly understand clients’ needs and collaborates to find innovative, yet practical solutions to complex issues. The firm’s deep experience in a broad range of complementary disciplines, knowledge of our clients’ businesses and industries, and relationships with federal, state, and local agencies and governments allows the firm to help clients achieve their goals.

Practice Areas

Van Ness Feldman LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Energy
  • Coal
  • Efficiency
  • Electric
  • Hydropower
  • Litigation & Administrative Proceedings
  • Nuclear
  • Offshore Renewables & Transmission
  • Oil & Gas Development
  • Pipeline & Lng
  • Pipeline Safety
  • Renewables
  • Environment
  • Air
  • Alaska Natural Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Litigation
  • National Parks And Federal Land Concessions
  • Nepa & State Equivalents
  • Public Lands
  • Waste
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands
  • & Floodplains
  • Water Resources
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Financing
  • Land Use
  • Leasing
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate & Land Use Litigation
  • Government Relations & Policy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Federal Funding
  • Healthcare
  • Tax Policy
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Native Affairs

Pro bono

At Van Ness Feldman, not only are we committed to forging strategic partnerships with our clients, but we also strive to create long-lasting partnerships with the communities that we call home. We undertake pro bono and community service projects not only as a professional obligation, but also out of a sense of civic duty, and an individual personal responsibility of all firm professionals.

Van Ness Feldman LLP Awards and Recognitions

U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

Thirty-one Van Ness Feldman attorneys were named "Best Lawyers in America" in their respective fields for 2015.

Twenty-seven Van Ness Feldman lawyers are recognized by Super Lawyers as top lawyers in their fields.


The strength of the firm's success lies in our dedication to integrating our professionals' differences in substantive knowledge, perspective, and professional and civic backgrounds. We collaboratively practice law, and formulate positions and strategies for our clients, in a way that capitalizes on that diversity. To this end, the firm is dedicated to fostering a positive and creative environment that attracts talented individuals with diverse experiences.

At Van Ness Feldman, diversity encompasses a wide range of characteristics and life experiences, including gender, age, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, political affiliation, marital status, physical ability, military and government experience, education, and family relationships. The firm's goal is to maintain a work environment where the unique attributes, perspectives, backgrounds, skills, and abilities of each individual thrive and contribute to our collective success.

Summer associate program

Van Ness Feldman's Summer Associate Program is an important source for attorney recruitment. The Summer Associate Program offers law students an opportunity to observe and participate in cutting-edge issues related to energy, natural resources, real estate law, and public policy.

The firm seeks accomplished, well-rounded, and motivated law students with a demonstrated interest in our core areas of practice. Van Ness Feldman's summer associate program provides future attorneys with a realistic experience of the life and practice of the firm and is limited to a select number of candidates. The program involves summer associates in a variety of substantive assignments for different clients and offers an opportunity to work directly with attorneys and professionals throughout the firm. Each summer associate is assigned a mentor to provide guidance and ensure that the summer associate has an enjoyable and productive summer.

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