Van Ness Feldman has extensive experience litigating complex cases encompassing a number of distinct disciplines including environment and natural resources. The firm’s trial and appellate attorneys appear in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country as well as before legislative tribunals, and local, state, and federal administrative agencies. In all representations, Van Ness Feldman utilizes a multidisciplinary team, providing clients a wealth of subject matter and industry insight with wide-ranging litigation experience.
The firm is well-regarded for approaching litigation by partnering with clients to achieve cost-effective results. As seasoned courtroom veterans well-versed in effective trial and pre-trial strategies, Van Ness Feldman attorneys are positioned to assist clients in asserting or defending claims to achieve successful outcomes while managing costs, minimizing liability, and reducing fines, penalties and damages. Litigation is often part of a larger legal landscape encompassing not only ongoing relationships with jurisdictions and governing agencies, but the communities in which clients conduct business. Maintenance of these important relationships is an integral part of Van Ness Feldman’s litigation strategy.
With a unique and intentional focus on the firm’s core areas of competency, Van Ness Feldman’s litigation team assists clients in achieving goals in and out of the courtroom, offering a balance of confidence and caution, aggressiveness and pragmatism, creativity and rationality. Clients, including utilities, energy developers, private and commercial property owners, public agencies, government entities, and individuals, count on the firm’s counsel to guide them through the maze of high-stakes, high-pressure litigation.
Focused areas of litigation and administrative hearings experience include:
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- Endangered Species
- Hazardous Waste
- Indian Law
- Land Use