Firm Overview

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., Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area, 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.


Van Ness Feldman has been serving clients for over four decades. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1977 by four former Congressional and Executive branch legal counsel, Van Ness Feldman has grown to include over 100 lawyers and policy professionals in our three offices. Our bipartisan professionals have been involved in every major energy and environmental policy legislative or regulatory initiative, from the creation of the Department of Energy in 1977, to the policy debates affecting our nation today.