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WRA’s team of experts has three decades of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decision makers accountable.

Emily Doerfler

Legal Associate


Clean Energy

Office Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Area of Focus

Emily Doerfler is a Legal Associate who represents WRA in state-level administrative proceedings in Arizona, as well as state and federal litigation. She participates in a diverse array of rulemaking and litigated proceedings before various regulatory agencies, including state public utility, air quality, and regional transmission planning groups. She also assists in WRA’s legislative advocacy efforts. She assists in discovery requests and expert witness testimony, represents WRA in complex negotiations, and cultivates and maintains relationships with key stakeholders.


Before joining WRA in 2023, Emily attended law school at Arizona State University. while in school, she interned at AriSEIA and the Arizona Department of Environmental Equality where she focused on addressing the environmental and clean energy challenges facing Arizona. She is deeply passionate about a clean energy future which is essential to the future health and wellbeing of the environment and those that live in it. Although a recent transplant to Arizona, Emily has quickly fallen in love with the beauty and wonder of her new home. She looks forward to pursuing her passion through her work with WRA.


  • Juris Doctor from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri

Favorite thing about the West

I love the warm and dry climate, and the gorgeous fiery sunsets.

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