Our attorneys and policy professionals continually strive to provide excellent service to our clients.  As a reflection of this commitment to excellence, we are proud that 92% of our eligible Partners are ranked by a third-party source.  Below is a snapshot of our recent recognition. 


    Chambers Global

    Van Ness Feldman's Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) practices are listed among the leaders in the United States. Four of the firm’s lawyers are recognized as leaders in their field.

    Chambers USA

    Van Ness Feldman is home to nationally ranked practices in the areas of:

    In addition, our Environment practice is noted as a leader in Washington, DC and Washington State. Our Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use practices are also listed as leaders in Washington State. Eighteen Van Ness Feldman attorneys are individually ranked.

    Legal 500

    Van Ness Feldman is ranked as one of only three top tier law firms in the U.S. for both Conventional Power and Oil & Gas. The firm is also ranked in Environment: Transaction & Regulatory and Government Relations.

    U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

    The firm was named Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year for 2020.  In addition, Van Ness Feldman is both a nationally and regionally top-ranked "Best Law Firm" as listed by U.S. News & World Report. The firm has rankings in the following areas: 


    Washington, DC


    Tier 1 Tier 1 Tier 1
    Energy Law Energy Law Energy Law
    Environmental Law Energy Regulatory Law Energy Regulatory Law
    Environmental Litigation Environmental Law Environmental Law
    Native American Law Environmental Litigation Environmental Litigation
    Natural Resources Law Government Relations Land Use & Zoning Law
    Oil & Gas Law Native American Law Land Use Litigation
    Tier 2 Natural Resources Law Natural Resources Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law Oil & Gas Law Real Estate Law
    Tier 3  Tier 3 Water Law
    Transportation Law Transportation Law Tier 2
    Real Estate Litigation
    Native American Law
    Utilities Law

    Best Lawyers

    Over half of Van Ness Feldman’s Partners were named "Best Lawyers in America" in their respective fields for 2019.

"They're very quick in responding to questions, are always helpful and have a very strong understanding of complicated issues." - Firm Client, 2019

"The Van Ness Feldman team is very experienced and has great depth of knowledge. Their experience gives my colleagues and me confidence that we will receive the best advice possible in this very complex regulatory/policy area." - Firm Client, 2019