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Summer Murshid

Milwaukee Discrimination Attorney
Milwaukee Wage & Hour Attorney

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Summer Murshid

Milwaukee Discrimination Attorney
Milwaukee Wage & Hour Attorney

The best part of my job is knowing my work – whether it is through litigation, negotiations, or providing counsel – can help my clients move into a new chapter of their lives. When a client calls after representation and says I helped them to move forward for themselves and their families, that makes my job worthwhile and keeps me coming to work every day.

The best part of my job is knowing my work – whether it is through litigation, negotiations, or providing counsel – can help my clients move into a new chapter of their lives.

Attorney Summer Murshid


When Attorney Summer Murshid moved from Las Vegas to Sheboygan, she never imagined Wisconsin would become the place she’d call home. But after finishing law school at Georgetown, she returned to Wisconsin, and set out to grow her employment practice by representing employees who are victims of discrimination and wage theft.

Throughout the last decade, her practice has focused largely on federal class action wage litigation, and working to make sure Wisconsin workers are paid fairly and legally. Through her work, her clients have recovered millions of dollars in lost wages.

The rest of her law practice is dedicated to serving individual clients who need assistance with a wide range of employment issues, including:

  • Defending victims of age, race and disability discrimination
  • Fighting for employees who are denied insurance coverage for discriminatory reasons
  • Working for justice for individuals who are sexually harassed at work and discriminated against
  • Negotiating severance agreements for employees transitioning to new, career-enhancing opportunities elsewhere

Even though she has finally learned to embrace all things “winter” in Wisconsin, every once in a while when the temps dip below 0°, you might find her gazing longingly toward the west coast, wishing for a warm Pacific Ocean wind and a cold cocktail. The moment is usually fleeting though, because she knows she is exactly where she is supposed to be, helping her clients achieve the outcome that will help them move forward with their own lives.


One of the best parts of this job is a good challenge – indeed, it’s the unique challenges presented by individual and class action cases that make her job even more fun than her skydiving escapades. Her work with the wage and hour practice group focuses on large class representation, and includes litigation on behalf of groups of engineers, nurses, wait-staff, factory workers, van drivers, delivery drivers, hospital staff, busboys, paralegals, digital service technicians, roofers, customer service representatives, and cooks. Each member of these groups was a victim of wage theft and improper pay practices. Through her representation, defendants have paid her clients millions of dollars in back pay and damages.

During her career, Attorney Murshid has also represented individual clients, including claimants in sexual assault, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, race, and disability discrimination cases. Through her work as a union attorney, she has represented teachers, bus drivers, and high school sports coaches in arbitration hearings. She also provides advice and counsel to clients looking to improve their negotiating positions in severance and separation discussions, and regularly represents clients in those negotiations.

Attorney Murshid belongs to the Association of Women Lawyers, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Bar Association. She was recently appointed to a three-year term as a Board member for the National Employment Lawyers’ Association. She is a member of the Wisconsin Election Protection Legal Coordinating Committee, and she also works with the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Wills For Heroes, and serves on the Board of the Milwaukee Diaper Mission.

In an ongoing quest for work-life balance, however, she still finds time to spend with her husband, three kids, and their two crazy bulldogs.

Attorney Summer Murshid

Legal Assistant Guadalupe Zendejas

I am extremely happy the way Summer helped me with my case. She is professional, yet very personable. I was never in this type of situation before, however, Summer clearly indicated what needed to be done, step by step. I never had any delays; she always followed through with what she said she would do. It only took one year to resolve my case… thanks to Summer Murshid. I am very happy with the outcome of the case.


Summer was extremely articulate and knowledgeable regarding employment legalities. She took the time to thoroughly read my Severance agreement, advising professional comments. Summer was friendly and made me feel welcome, even though I had been just laid off from my employer. She even took the time during the time I was in the hospital to check in, ensuring I was okay. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.


Attorney Summer Murshid made a difficult employment separation easier and less stressful. She was able to negotiate a fair non-compete agreement I had with my previous employer and was very helpful in guiding me understand the agreement. She is a very prompt, reliable, and trustworthy attorney, who can guide you with any legal employment issue you may be facing. I am so happy to have her represent me, and now has even helped me with my future employee endeavors.


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Practice Areas



Wage & Hour


Law School

Georgetown University law Center


B.S. Economics
B.A. Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


United States Supreme Court

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wisconsin County Circuit Courts

US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

US District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

US District Court, Michigan

Signature Cases

Luebke v. Wisconsin Electric Power Company, E.D. Wis. Case No. 17-cv-969:
$4.2 million settlement for unpaid wages resulting from utility workers’ uncompensated pre- and post-shift meetings.

Meetz v. Wisconsin Hospitality Group, et. al, E.D. Wis. Case No. 16-cv-1313:
$2 million settlement for unpaid wages for delivery drivers’ vehicle expenses reimbursement.

Phillips v. Navitus Health Solutions, LLC, E.D. Wis. Case No. 18-cv-1563:
$850k settlement for unpaid wages for on-call time, pre- and post-shift work, unpaid breaks, and underpayment of overtime premiums.

McKinney v. MedGroup Transportation, LLC, E.D. Wis. Case No. 13-cv-222:
Summary Judgment granted to medical transport drivers for unpaid overtime wages.