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Summer Hart Murshid

Employment and labor Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

4.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Summer

Learn Summer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Class action
    Representation of current and former employees in state and federal class action lawsuits for unpaid wages.

    15 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Consult and advise current and former employees regarding severance agreements, separation agreements, and non-compete agreements.

    16 years

  3. Discrimination
    Representation of individual employees in state and federally based employment discrimination cases including race, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.

    16 years

  4. Sexual harassment
    Representation of individuals facing sexual harassment in the workplace.

    16 years

I exclusively represent employees in employment disputes including claims for unpaid minimum and overtime wages and employment discrimination cases. My work includes state and federal litigation for both individual claims and class actions. I also represent employees in severance and separation negotiation with their current employers and work with clients to resolve post employment non-compete disputes.

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Hawks Quindel, S.C.
222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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Posted by Amy | June 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Summer Hart Murshid
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.
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Posted by Eric | October 29, 2015
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Better than I expected and hoped for
I was on a (forced) leave of absence and was trying to get everything set so I could start working again. They had been jerking me around, making my life more difficult and stressful than it would have been had I actually been on the job. Things had started to be looking up and I thought I would be going back to work soon (within a week I'd expected) when HR called and said it would be at least two more weeks before I could go back because they needed to set some "ground rules" for my return. At this point, I'd had enough of the way I was being treated and I decided I no longer wanted to work for the company, as they were treating me so poorly that I knew when I returned I would be treated as almost sub-human. I first tried to talk to HR about it but they were rather unprofessional and extremely unhelpful, so I knew I wouldn't be able to do this alone. This is when I hired Summer. She obviously got them to realize I (and she) "meant business," as within two days, the company was offering me a settlement/severance package. The offer was actually pretty good, which I attribute to how good Summer is. I talked the severance over with Summer and we both agreed that while it was pretty good, it was not good enough. She suggested we make a counter-offer that was somewhat more than I really should get, sort of a "shoot for the stars" type offer. I don't know what she said or how she did it, but they agreed to our offer almost immediately. She and I were both surprised my employer agreed to it, we actually joked perhaps I should have tried to get even more! In the end, I got more than I expected from the settlement, and actually got more than I originally hoped for. I was/am EXTREMELY happy with the final result, and obviously I and extremely happy with Summer for her assistance and work, I have no doubt she is the reason it went so well. Undoubtedly, if I ever need a lawyer for an area she specializes in, I will hire Summer without question and without hesitation.
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Posted by Suzanne | April 21, 2015
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Summer was extremely articulate and knowledgeable regarding employment legalalities. She took the time to throughly read through 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.
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Posted by Elaine | December 1, 2014
A Collaborative Attorney, Highly Accomplished in the Art of Listening to Her Clients: A Must Hire
My case was tough. I was hurting emotionally and was physically ill over it. I had never known this kind of chess game and I needed someone who could get the job done for me. And, admittedly, I was finding it hard to let go and Summer had to use some tough love with me. She did so in a way that was both professional and compassionate. She made sure that my rights and interests were being upheld as much as she could under the law, she constantly kept me informed by phone and via email, and as the situation became more fluid she offered options. Even if nothing was happening with my case, Summer still checked in with me. From the very first meeting, I knew I was in the right place with her. She even reassured me that she had dealt with people in my situation before, that I was not alone and that helped me a lot. It's hard when you feel like one person against a corporation, but Summer Murshid was my champion. I can't say enough about that.
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Posted by Shelley | November 24, 2014
Elimination of employment position
I was notified that my position was being eliminated a week after I notified human resources of a issue i was having with my manager. Attorney Murshid was successful in gaining me an additional 4 weeks of severance pay.
Posted by Jan | July 2, 2014
Excellent experience
Summer was exactly the representative I needed in a discrimination dispute I had with an employer. During my initial consultation she was compassionate and easily grasped the issues at play in the dispute. She laid out several options including additional negotiating before getting her involved. She believed in the case but obviously was not just in it for the money. When I chose to retain her services we again discussed possible outcomes and options. Ultimately I decided to pursue an out-of-court course of action. She became my advocate, efficiently communicating my desires, my employer's offers and my counter-offers, finally producing a generous severance as well as preserving my right to go to work for a competitor. My work environment had become impossibly strained, and I greatly sppreciated the prompt settlement. Every email and voicemail was answered within an hour...often she left messages for me, not the other way around. She made a very uncomfortable work environment something I was able to walk away from. I know that's her job, but not once did it seem that she was just ' doing her job'. I never felt 'processed'; I felt like a person. I would strongly recommend Summer to anyone with a legitimate employment dispute. She believes in doing the right thing.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2013
Fantastic Attorney
Summer showed a great amount of care in dealing with my case. She was constantly helpful, prompt in returning phone calls and emails and willing to work to my benefit. I recommend Summer Murshid to anyone in the Milwaukee area that is in need of a labor attorney.
Posted by jeff | October 3, 2012
Excellent Job
Summer was very helpful and knowledgeable. She handled my case very well. I am happy I decided to have her represent me.
Posted by Thor | June 5, 2012
Strong advocate for all issues stemming from an employment law nexus.
Summer is an excellent attorney that I would recommend to anyone encountering issues that stem from an employer/employee relationship. Almost 3 years after leaving a Wisconsin based company, I encountered an issue which entangled unemployment benefits, Military service/USERRA, and US Tax law. Summer was able to provide excellent service to the root cause of my issue, while simultaneously providing feedback on all related issues. Her ability to reach outside of her comfort zone in order to meet my specific need is unparalleled in my experience. At the time of the incident, I had moved to Washington, DC and begun a career here. Even without ever being able to meet face to face, Summer was able to translate a sense of calm with her immediate grasp of the issues, and ability to prioritize them for me and give a top notch cost-benefit analysis. Going so far as to tell me when she thought some of her services were not needed, and thus saving me billing hours. This selfless devotion to what must have been my one of her many cases, (even so far as to continue working on my behalf during her wedding and honeymoon!) has led me to constantly recommend her to any and all of my associates who require employment law services, as well as looking to her for advice and opinions on cases and case law that arise in my current work. At no point did I ever feel pressured, or uncomfortable, or that I was not in control of the situation. Always suggesting, never telling, and always able to either answer a question, or find the answer and respond back with remarkable alacrity, I would strenuously urge anyone who is considering her services to immediately do so.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2016
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Partner
  • Hawks Quindel, S.C.
  • 2009 - Present


  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hernandez v. La Fuente Ltd.
  • Settled for $235,000
  • Brabazon v. Aurora Health Care
  • Settled


  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2012
  • 2012 Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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  • Wisconsin State Bar Association - CLE Books
  • Employment Law - Privacy
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association - CLE Books
  • Employment Law - Privacy
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association - CLE Books
  • Employment Law - Privacy
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • WERC Annual Conference
  • Ethics
  • 2013
  • American Federation of Teachers Attorney Conference
  • Social Media and the Constitution
  • 2013
  • CLE Luncheon
  • First Amendment Rights of Public Employees
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Employment Law from A to Z
  • Wage and Hour Basics
  • 2011
  • Annual Meeting
  • Poll Observer Training 101
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Summer
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Summer Murshid and I worked on opposite sides of an employment discrimination matter in federal court. She is thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and unfailingly professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Murshid is a knowledgeable, approachable advocate for working people. Her commitment to her craft and confident ability lead to excellent results for her clients. She is an asset to them and to the legal community as a whole. I fully and wholeheartedly endorse her."
Employment and labor
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Workers compensation

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Milwaukee Employment and labor Lawyer Summer Hart Murshid
Summer Hart Murshid
Employment and labor Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 14 years
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