For 18th Consecutive Year, Van Ness Feldman Attorneys Are Among the Best Lawyers in America

August 18, 2022

Washington, DC – 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®2023.

In addition,  Malcolm McLellan was named “Lawyer of the Year” for  Energy Regulatory Law in Seattle, and associate Sophia Amberson was recognized among the “Ones to Watch” for the first time this year. The full list for rankings appears below.

2023 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

Native American Law

Natural Resources

Oil and Gas

Real Estate

Transportation Law

Utilities Law


*Ones to Watch

**Lawyer of the Year

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 2023 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.