For 17th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Attorneys Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

August 19, 2021

Washington, DC, Seattle, Lafayette, CA, & Denver – Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that over half of the firm’s partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®2022. This year’s honorees are ranked in the following practice areas: Energy, Energy-Regulatory, Environmental, Government Relations, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, Native American, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Transportation, Utility and Water Law.

We are also delighted that partners, Richard Agnew and Adam Gravley, and Senior Counsel, Brent Carson received “Lawyer of the Year” recognition for their respective practices in the Seattle market.  We’d also like to congratulate associates Robert Conrad, Laura Jones, Rachael Lipinski, and Matthew Vivian,  who were each recognized as “Ones to Watch” for the first time this year. The full rankings list appears below.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 113,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received more than 15 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 10.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 66,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

2022 Van Ness Feldman Professionals listed in Best Lawyers by Practice Area


Energy Regulatory


Government Relations Law

Land Use and Zoning


Litigation-Land Use and Zoning

Litigation-Real Estate

Native American Law

Natural Resources

Oil and Gas

Real Estate

Transportation Law

Utilities Law


*Ones to Watch

**Lawyer of the Year