FELDMAN ORLANSKY & SANDERS is a small law firm that emphasizes complex civil and criminal trials and appeals. The firm pursues a substantively diverse range of work, but accepts only a limited number of cases to ensure that each matter is allocated the resources it requires.
The firm's civil practice includes commercial and corporate litigation; litigation of constitutional issues; oil, gas, and natural resources disputes; prosecution and defense of professional malpractice claims; defense of antitrust matters; representation of plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, wrongful death, and products liability actions; cases involving officer and director liability; insurance disputes and insurance bad faith litigation; Native law claims; and environmental litigation.
The firm's criminal law practice emphasizes corporate, white-collar, and environmental offenses, but members of the firm have handled trials and appeals in all areas of criminal law. The firm has defended companies, corporate officers, and employees in most of the significant environmental matters prosecuted in Alaska, including the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, the prosecution of timber companies and passenger cruise ship operators for Clean Water Act violations, state and federal prosecutions of oil companies drilling on Alaska's North Slope for environmental violations, the prosecution of White Pass Railway for pollution of navigable waterways, and the prosecution of an air carrier for Clean Air Act violations.
FELDMAN ORLANSKY & SANDERS has a strong commitment to community service and providing representation to those unable to afford legal services. The firm received the National Law Journal's Pro Bono award and, in 2010, Planned Parenthood's annual John Rader Award for its work in the area of protecting reproductive rights. In 2011, members of the firm were named among ACLU's "40 Heroes of Constitutional Issues." The firm accepts a wide range of pro bono cases, with special emphasis on cases involving constitutional rights, including freedom of expression, privacy, and equal protection. The firm currently is handling a death penalty case in Texas pro bono.