Rankings & Awards

We are proud of our work for a diverse range of clients. These efforts have prompted recognition of the firm and of individual professionals from a number of third party sources. 


Chambers Global


Van Ness Feldman's Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) practices are listed among the leaders in the United States. Eight of the firm’s lawyers were named by Chambers as a “Leader in Their Field.”


Chambers USA

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

Climate Change Native American Law 
Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)          Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Environment Transportation
Government Relations  

In addition, our Environment practice is noted as a leader in Washington D.C. and Washington State. Our Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use practices are also listed as leaders in Washington State. Nineteen Van Ness Feldman attorneys are listed as a Chambers "Leader in Their Field."


Legal 500

Van Ness Feldman is ranked as one of only three top tier law firms in the U.S. for Energy: Transaction & Regulatory. The firm is also ranked in Environment: Transaction & Regulatory. 


U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

Van Ness Feldman is a nationally top-ranked "Best Law Firm" as listed by U.S. News & World Report. The firm has national Tier 1 practices in the following areas:

Energy Litigation - Environmental            Native American Law 
Environment                                           Natural Resources  

Van Ness Feldman's metropolitan area Tier 1 rankings also include:

Washington D.C. Seattle   
Energy Energy Real Estate
Environment Environment
Government Relations Land Use & Zoning  
Litigation - Environmental                        Litigation - Environmental  
Natural Resources Litigation - Land Use & Zoning  
Native American Law  Natural Resources  


Best Lawyers


Twenty-nine Van Ness Feldman attorneys were named "Best Lawyers in America" in their respective fields for 2017.


Environmental Finance

In Environmental Finance magazine’s 2013 market survey, Van Ness Feldman was recognized as Best Law Firm for both Renewable Energy Credits and Renewable Identification Numbers.  The firm also received runner-up honors for the California and North American environmental credit markets. 


Super Lawyers

Thirty Van Ness Feldman lawyers are recognized by Super Lawyers as top lawyers in their fields.