Van Ness Feldman Augments Active Environmental Practice with Addition of New Associate in Seattle

August 1, 2007

Van Ness Feldman, P.C. is pleased to announce that Tyson Kade has joined the law firm’s Seattle, WA office as an associate.  Mr. Kade brings particular expertise to the firm’s robust and growing Environmental and Natural Resources practices to assist clients impacted by the Endangered Species Act, climate change, electronic and hazardous waste regulations, fisheries management, and FERC relicensing issues. 

A graduate of University of Washington School of Law, Mr. Kade was a student advocate for the University of Washington’s Berman Environmental Law Clinic, gaining litigation experience and significant exposure to Endangered Species Act and Superfund issues.  Additionally, Mr. Kade served as a judicial intern for The Honorable James L. Robart in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and as a law clerk with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kade served as a fisheries management specialist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. In this position, he gained experience drafting environmental impact statements and fisheries regulations, as well as assisting with Endangered Species Act section 7 consultations.

Van Ness Feldman’s Seattle-based attorneys provide legal, regulatory, and political counsel to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Mountain West regarding energy, environmental, and natural resource issues.  The firm advises industrial and manufacturing companies and major industry coalitions and associations in significant regulatory and environmental liability issues, including challenges to proposed regulations, preparation of complex permit applications, and legislative matters. 


Founded in 1977, Van Ness Feldman helps clients in a variety of industries achieve their business goals by designing and complying with the nation’s energy and environmental laws.  Many of the firm’s more than 80 attorneys and public policy professionals served as chief legal counsel to key congressional committees and Members of Congress; high-level officials in the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of the Interior; or as high-ranking officers in major trade associations. 

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