Litigation

Van Ness Feldman has extensive experience litigating complex cases encompassing a number of distinct disciplines including energy, environment, natural resource, real estate, land use, commercial, and general litigation matters. The firm’s trial and appellate attorneys appear in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country as well as before legislative tribunals, and local, state, and federal administrative agencies. In all representations, Van Ness Feldman utilizes a multidisciplinary team, providing clients a wealth of subject matter and industry insight with wide-ranging litigation experience.

The firm is well-regarded for approaching litigation by partnering with clients to achieve cost-effective results. As seasoned courtroom veterans well-versed in effective trial and pre-trial strategies, Van Ness Feldman attorneys are positioned to assist clients in asserting or defending claims to achieve successful outcomes while managing costs, minimizing liability, and reducing fines, penalties and damages.  Litigation is often part of a larger legal landscape encompassing not only ongoing relationships with jurisdictions and governing agencies, but the communities in which clients conduct business. Maintenance of these important relationships is an integral part of Van Ness Feldman’s litigation strategy.

With a unique and intentional focus on the firm’s core areas of competency, Van Ness Feldman’s litigation team assists clients in achieving goals in and out of the courtroom, offering a balance of confidence and caution, aggressiveness and pragmatism, creativity and rationality. Clients, including utilities, energy developers, private and commercial property owners, public agencies, government entities, and individuals, count on the firm’s counsel to guide them through the maze of high-stakes, high-pressure litigation.

Focused areas of litigation and administrative hearings experience include:



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Professionals

Lawrence G. Acker

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1915

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Erin K. Bartlett

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1812

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Marco Bracamonte

Paralegal

Washington D.C.

202.298.1924

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Brent Carson

Partner

Seattle

206.802.3831

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Margaret H. Claybour

Partner

Washington D.C.

202-298-1816

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Maranda S. Compton

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202-298-1806

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Barbara A. Deathe

Paralegal

Washington D.C.

202.298.1804

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Jay P. Derr

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Michael D. Farber

Partner

Washington D.C.

202-298-1803

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Haley Mittler Franco

Energy Analyst

Washington D.C.

202.298.1912

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Edward D. Gehres

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202-298-1878

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Patricia F. Godley

Senior Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1940

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Adam W. Gravley

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Duncan M. Greene

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Dale N. Johnson

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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A. Gregory Junge

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1945

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Tyson C. Kade

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1948

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Sam Kalen

Senior Environmental & Resources Law Consultant

Washington D.C.

202.298.1826

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Tadas A. Kisielius

Partner

Seattle

206.802.3840

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Paul Korman

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1830

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Joshua D. Krebs

Associate

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Molly A. Lawrence

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Ray Liaw

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Matthew A. Love

Partner

Seattle

206.829.1809

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Michael F. McBride

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1989

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Justin P. Moeller

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1824

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Phil Mone

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202-298-3721

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Frances Bishop Morris

Associate

Washington D.C.

202-298-1874

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Joseph B. Nelson

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1894

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Rachel I. Nervik

Paralegal

Seattle

206.802.3846

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Susan A. Olenchuk

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1896

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Brian D. O'Neill

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1983

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Daniel S. Press

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1882

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Charles R. Sensiba

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1801

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Jonathan D. Simon

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1932

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Michael A. Swiger

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1891

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Gabriel L. Tabak

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1939

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Mealear Tauch

Paralegal

Washington D.C.

202.298.1946

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David P. Yaffe

Senior Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1840

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