About Michelle



  • J.D., cum laude, University of Washington School of Law
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University


  • Arizona

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient, Mentor of the Year, Arizona State University Program on Law & Sustainability Mentorship Initiative, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Energy Law, 2013-2024
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2024
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, 2013-2024
  • AzBusiness Leader 2020, AzBusiness Magazine, 2020
  • Manufacturing and Technology Energy Business Leader, AZ Business Magazine, 2018
  • Recipient, Outstanding Mentor, Arizona State University Program on Law & Sustainability Mentorship Initiative, 2017
  • Environmental Law Business Leader, AZ Business Magazine, 2013-2016
  • Top Lawyers, Environmental Law, AZ Business Magazine, 2011-2015
  • 10 Women Who Move the Valley, Arizona Foothills, January 2014
  • 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, AZ Business Magazine, 2013
  • Top 25 Women in Business, Phoenix Business Journal, 2012
  • Recipient, Attorney of the Year Award, Department of Commerce

Professional and Community Activities

  • Executive Director and Founder, Arizona Energy Consortium
  • Chair, Annual Southwest Energy Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Co-Chair, Federal Affairs Committee, Valley Partnership
  • Member, ASTM E1527 Task Group
  • Member, American Bar Association; Past Co-Chair, Environmental Subcommittee; Real Estate Litigation Committee
  • Member, Arizona Technology Council
  • Member, Grand Canyon Chapter Air and Waste Management Association, Past Chair, Board of Directors
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Environment and Natural Resources Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Environment and Natural Resources Law Section; Past Member, Executive Council
  • Past Member, Governor of Arizona’s Master Energy Plan Task Force
  • Past President, Phoenix Parks Foundation Board of Directors
  • Past Advisory Board Member, Arizona State University Professional Science Master Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization
  • Past Member, Valley Forward Association Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Past Chair, Energy Subcommittee
  • Chair, Solar Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2011