About Attorney Elisa J. Stewart
Fighting for Employee Rights in San Francisco for 19+ Years
Elisa Stewart is a partner at the civil rights law firm Stewart & Musell,
LLP, a bi-coastal law firm located in San Francisco, California, and Freehold,
New Jersey. Stewart & Musell, LLP is a firm devoted to protecting
civil rights in employment and in criminal law.
She handles a wide range of cases, including:
Ms. Stewart is committed to representing employees in public and private
employment and protecting their civil rights. In 1999, Ms. Stewart began
her career representing indigent defendants in the criminal justice system
in Brockton, Massachusetts. As a new lawyer, she handled a serious felony
case load ensuring that constitutional rights were preserved no matter
the nature of the offense. If the shield of law fails to provide protection
to any one person, it fails us all.
In 2003, Ms. Stewart appeared before the United States Supreme Court in
Stogner v. California (2003) 539 U.S. 607, a case that tested the power of the state to revive
criminal cases for prosecution long after the statute of limitations had
passed. The defendant was charged with crimes that had occurred as many
as 50 years after the fact. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote
agreed with the defendant's attorneys that the State could not prosecute
a person after the statute of limitations had run its course. After this
success, Ms. Stewart stepped out into private practice and opened her
firm in San Francisco, California.
Founding Stewart & Musell
Attorney Stewart began representing individuals in cases all over the State.
In 2006, she opened a firm in New Jersey and joined her practice with
a law school colleague:
Attorney Wendy Musell. Cases that the firm has prosecuted on behalf of employees have been
featured widely in the news and in print media, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox Network, and the Wall Street Journal.
If you or someone you know is dealing with an employment law matter,
contact Stewart & Musell today. Let them put
nearly 30 years of collective litigation experience to work on your behalf! Ms. Stewart
is licensed to practice in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey
and New York. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association,
the National Employment Lawyer's and the San Francisco Bar Association.
For skilled representation in your employment law case,
contact Stewart & Musell today!
Schedule a case review today!