Land use, zoning, housing, planned unit developments, historic preservation, urban renewal, environmental law, real estate contracts, condemnation, administrative litigation and governmental licensing sit as the centerpiece of Phil Feola's practice. As a Director in the Real Estate Group, Phil is recognized by Chambers USA as "a highly sought-after land use lawyer on the (Goulston & Storrs) team." Chambers USA sources also say, "he is brilliant, talented, smart and creative." Additionally, Phil’s civil litigation practice at the trial and appellate courts levels involves zoning, historic preservation, environmental and other local regulatory issues.
Before practicing law, Phil was a senior planner with the city of San Antonio, and was a planner for the city of Paterson, New Jersey.
- Represents clients before the DC Council, the DC Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Historic Preservation Review Board, the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation, the Commission of Fine Arts and other district and federal agencies involved in land use matters.
- Represents clients in land use appellate litigation.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Adjunct Professor of Law, George Washington University
- American, District of Columbia and Maryland Bar Associations
- American Planning Association
- Lambda Alpha International
- Urban Land Institute
Awards and Recognition
- Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
- “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA 2008-2015
- Best Lawyers, Washington DC Litigation-Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year, 2012
- Best Lawyers, Washington DC Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year, 2017
- Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
- Named one of Washington's "Best Lawyers", Washingtonian Magazine, 2009, 2011-2012
- 800+ Stars of the Bar, Washington's Best Lawyers, 2011
- Legal 500 US Directory, 2009
- Named to Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, 2014