Jay L. Shapiro has practiced law in Arizona for 25 years, starting out with Ryley, Carlock and Applewhite in Phoenix where he trained in the areas of utility law and regulation, natural resources and environmental law, and commercial litigation and transactions.  In 1998, Jay moved to Fennemore Craig, PC, where he became a partner in 2000 and spent the next 15 years gaining extensive experience in proceedings before the Arizona Corporation Commission.  Jay has represented small and large utilities, as well as developers and landowners, in Commission proceedings, including numerous rate cases, financing and accounting applications, certificates of convenience and necessity, affiliated-interest/holding company approvals, line-sitting proceedings, generic dockets and rule-makings, including electric deregulation and the recent Commission proceedings to adopt new water policy.  He has also handled complex litigation involving utility matters in state and federal court, and has considerable experience negotiating utility agreements, involving often-complex matters concerning investor-owned utilities, municipal utility providers and various land-users and governmental agencies.  With 25 years of representing operating utility businesses, Jay also frequently provides legal representation concerning general business law, including contracts and general corporate formation and business strategy, and commercial litigation.

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  • J.D. University of Arizona, 1992
  • B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1987


  • Arizona, 1992
  • Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U. S. Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

  • Member, Water Utilities Association of Arizona

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Arizona Bar Association

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Utilities Law, 2017-2018
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available),                        by Martindale-Hubbell

Jay L. Shapiro

Jay L. Shapiro


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Phone: 602.559.9575

Arizona's Utility Law Firm

1819 East Morten Avenue,  Suite 280 Phoenix,  AZ 85020