“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

- Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Elisa has tremendous litigation skills, is extremely dedicated with integrity to match. Elisa walked us through the whole (at times overwhelming) process with much patience and understanding. She answered our questions on weekends and no matter how trivial, always with our best interests at heart. This firm is definitely not intimidated by the size of the agency they are suing.

About Wendy Musell

San Francisco employment law lawyer: Attorney Wendy Musell

Wendy Musell 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. Ms. Musell is committed to representing employees in public and private employment and protecting their civil rights.

Since 1999, Ms. Musell has specialized in employment discrimination and disability cases, including individual and class action cases in both state and federal court. Ms. Musell has also spoken on numerous occasions regarding employment discrimination, federal employees, disability rights and other employment related topics, including for the State Bar of California, the U.S. EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program, the University of San Francisco School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law. Ms. Musell has received multiple awards for her representation of clients who are HIV positive. She is a Board member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), and serves as a Co-chair of CELA’s Public Employment Committee and Legislative Committee. Ms. Musell is also a member of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association, Bay Area Lawyer’s For Individual Freedom, and San Francisco Bar Association.

Most recently, Ms. Musell was named among the “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California,” published in San Francisco Magazine. In December 2016, she was named among the top ten percent of attorneys in the United States, according to “Lawyers of Distinction,” which is published bi-annually in USA Today and the New York Times.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named as National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Reconginzed as Super Lawyer 2018, 2019
  • Named as a member of the Top 500 Plaintiff’s employment in the nation by LawDragon
  • Honored as one of the Top Women Attorneys In Northern California

Cases that Stewart & Musell, LLP has prosecuted on behalf of employees have been featured frequently on news channels, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox Network and the Wall Street Journal.