Environmental Litigation Practice Group at Van Ness Feldman

Professional Biography

Van Ness Feldman has extensive experience litigating complex cases encompassing a number of distinct disciplines including environment and natural resource. 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.

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Van Ness Feldman’s Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines Practice Group is  recognized by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader for the group’s analysis of environmental legislation and public policy including developments from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and it’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) , the Department of Transportation (DOT), OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) regulatory group and the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness.   Van Ness Feldman’s involvement in two of the largest natural gas pipeline projects ever constructed in North America provides a unique insight related to regulatory matters and litigation impacting environmental interest holders, refiners, offshore exploration groups and production companies, offshore drilling companies, and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal developers.  The following Van Ness Feldman attorney authors are the most frequent contributors on pipeline safety news:  Marco Bracamonte, Jacob I. Cunningham, Michael Diamond, Bryn S. Karaus, Susan A. Olenchuk and Michael R. Pincus.


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