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Van Ness Feldman a "Best Law Firm" in Multiple Categories in US News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2013 Rankings


Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce the firm has again been named a “Best Law Firm” in Energy, Environment, Government Relations, Land-Use & Zoning, Litigation (environmental), Native American, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Water Law in rankings released this month by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

Firm Chairman Richard Agnew commenting on the rankings said, “It is an honor to have the collective work of our professionals in the firm's core practice areas recognized among the best in the country by the clients we serve and the firm's peers in the legal industry.”

The National First-Tier Rankings featuring Van Ness Feldman as a Top Tier Natural Resources law firm will be included in US News & World Report's Money issue available in print Tuesday, November 20, 2012.


Van Ness Feldman 2012-2013 Best Law Firm Rankings



Metropolitan-Washington, DC

Metropolitan-Seattle, WA


Tier 1

Tier 1

Tier 1

Natural Resources Law Energy Law Energy Law
Environmental Law Environmental Law**

Tier 2

Government Relations Land Use & Zoning Law*
Energy Law Practice Litigation-Environmental*
Environmental Law Litigation-Environmental Litigation-Land Use &
Land Use & Zoning Law* Natural Resources Law Zoning*
Litigation – Environmental Litigation-Real Estate*
Native American Law Native American Law
Natural Resources Law

Tier 3

Real Estate Law*
Environmental Law*
Litigation – Environmental*

Tier 2

Litigation – Real Estate* Water Law*

* Legacy GordonDerr rankings.

**Van Ness Feldman and GordonDerr are ranked.


Van Ness Feldman has also been recognized by Chambers Guides to the Legal Profession, Legal 500 USA, Environmental Finance, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. With over 115 professionals in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman focuses on law and policy relating to energy, the environment, natural resources, land use, and real estate. The firm helps a broad, national range of clients successfully navigate the complexities of developing, maintaining, and operating natural resource, energy, infrastructure, and sustainable real estate projects. Earlier this year, Van Ness Feldman expanded its capabilities by combining practices with the Seattle law firm of GordonDerr LLP, a preeminent real estate, land use, water law, and civil litigation firm in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at

Van Ness Feldman
Lisa Pavia, 202-298-1899

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