Fennemore Craig, a regional law firm, announced Michelle De Blasi joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s natural resources, environment, energy and utilities practice group.

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle to the firm,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “Michelle will be an integral member of our already robust energy and natural resources practice group; her talent and expertise will allow us to serve our clients even more effectively.”

De Blasi advises clients on energy and environmental matters, including traditional and renewable energy project development, environmental permitting and compliance, and greenhouse gas emissions. She has worked at federal and state levels on various environmental issues, including hazardous waste, air quality, water quality, environmental health and safety, real property due diligence, utility regulation, natural resource damage issues, asbestos, and underground storage tank regulation.

De Blasi currently serves as Co-Executive Director for the Arizona Energy Consortium, Co-Chair of Valley Partnership’s Federal Affairs Committee, and was a member of Governor Brewer’s Arizona’s Master Energy Plan Task Force.

She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Southwest Super Lawyers. She earned her J.D. from the University of Washington and her bachelor’s from Arizona State University.