Law Office Of Michelle De Blasi

Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Attorney

Michelle De Blasi is a prominent environmental and energy attorney who brings decades of experience and relationships assisting clients obtain successful results with their environmental, natural resource and energy projects.  She brings her many years of government and “Big Law” experience to her own firm to provide more effective client service at a lower cost.  Michelle has the horsepower to handle big cases while providing excellent client service.

Michelle focuses on business strategy by helping clients in a broad array of industries complete their projects from start to finish, overseeing all aspects of permitting, while assessing business risks and hitting milestones on time and on budget.  Michelle advises clients how to avoid disputes, and how to resolve them efficiently and effectively when they cannot be avoided.  On the state and federal environmental regulatory levels, clients consistently rely on her knowledge of 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. Throughout her many years of experience on the energy side of her practice, she has advised clients on due diligence, permitting, siting and contractual agreements for energy generation projects, both traditional and alternative energy, as well as carbon emissions tracking and reporting.

From an early age, Michelle knew she wanted to be an environmental attorney, so she earned a Bachelor of Science degree before going to law school. During law school, she sought out experience in the federal government where she continued working as a natural resources lawyer on large Superfund and oil spill remediation and natural resource damage assessment cases.  This passion for her work is reflected in the long-term relationships she builds with her clients, helping effectively manage issues as they arise and resolving matters as quickly as possible so her clients can get back to running their businesses.  Michelle is a speaker, author, event producer and the Executive Director of the Arizona Energy Consortium, a non-profit organization.

Areas Of Practice

Michelle De Blasi

Michelle De Blasi

While working in the law is always an invigorating career, it also provides great opportunities to learn and contribute to the community. As a mentor to the next generation of women attorneys, Michelle advises individuals to find their purpose and passion. Practicing what she preaches as a natural resources and energy attorney, Michelle founded the Arizona Energy Consortium in 2011 to connect energy industry leaders and provide a clear, credible voice for Arizona’s growing energy industry. Michelle’s vision is to achieve increased development for Arizona and the greater Southwest region by generating a diverse energy mix supporting reliable transmission and low-cost energy, a strong base of manufacturing facilities, an increase in higher wage jobs and world-class research institutions.

Read More