Denise M. Blommel

ATTORNEY AT LAW

DENISE M. BLOMMEL is an attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona that has been in practice since 1978. She represents employers and employees in all employment and labor matters. Denise is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Arizona and Nevada and belongs to the Scottsdale Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association.

 

As former Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and a former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Industrial Commission of Arizona, Denise specializes in the employee-employer relationship. She is also a frequent presenter for government, business, educational, and community groups and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Arizona’s Honors College.

  

Denise also is one of the authors of the State Bar of Arizona’s Arizona Employment Law Handbook (topics of legislation, occupational safety and health and workers’ compensation procedures). She is co-author of a December 2013 article about the Affordable Care Act and two articles in the April 1994 and April 1998 Arizona Attorney about workers’ compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Denise has served as Chair of the Employment and Labor Law and Workers’ Compensation Law Sections of the State Bar of Arizona. She was awarded the State Bar of Arizona’s Member of the Year for 1998-1999. The Employment and Labor Law Section named her Member of the Year in 2014.

 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Honors, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Arizona. Her law degree is from Arizona State University.  She was the second-place National Moot Court speaker, and a member of the

second-place National Moot Court team, which also won the second place brief in 1977. That same year, Denise won the Jenckes Cup jury summation award.  She taught Human Resources Law to Master of Legal Studies Students for Arizona State University during 2014 and 2015.

 

Denise served on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council for 20 years.  The Girl Scouts awarded Denise the Thanks Badge in 2000 and the Thanks Badge II in 2005, their highest volunteer honors. Denise and her husband, Don Doerres, live in Scottsdale and are Eucharistic and Hospitality Ministers for St. Patrick Catholic Community in Scottsdale.

Speaking Engagements

COVID-19 & Workplace

AZ Dental Association

7/20/2020

Agency Update: Worker
Compensation

SHRM

9/20/2020

Wage & Hour Compliance

Alliance of AZ Nonprofits

10/26/2020

 
Keep Certified Staff from Trouble

Arizona School Administrators
4/8/2019

Professionalism
Course

State Bar of Arizona
2018/2019

Soft Skills
for a Hard World

Arizona State University
2/21/2019

Sexual Harassment #MeToo

Arizona Constitution Society

11/15/2018

Lawyer Wellness

AZ Employment Lawyers

2/22/2019

Essential Employment Law

State Bar of AZ

3/21/2019

Employment & Labor Law

State Bar of Arizona

12/4/2019

Independent Contractors

ASU Law Group
12/18/2019

Lawyer Well-Being

Lawyers in Limine

12/21/2019

School Employees

Arizona Education Association
3/1/2019

COVID-19 Issues

State Bar of Arizona
4/1/2020

Public Employee Issues

State Bar of Arizona

December 2020

ADA, FMLA, & Worker Compensation

AALIW

2/17/2020

COVID-19 & Workplace

Private Directors Association

5/13/2020

COVID-19 & Workplace

St. Thomas More Society

5/22/2020

Professionalism Course

State Bar of Arizona

8/21/2020

Professionalism Course

State Bar of Arizona
8/21/2020

Impact of Recreational Marijuana on Employers

Copperpoint Insurance and

Brown & Brown Insurance

1/12/2021

Wage & Hour Issues

AZ Dental Hygienist Association

1/22/2021

Ethics Issues

Grand Canyon University

School Superintendents Group

1/28/2021

 
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Denise M. Blommel, PLLC

6945 E. Sahuaro,
Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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