Wendy Musell is a founding partner of Law Offices of Wendy Musell. Ms. Musell is committed to representing employees in public and private employment and protecting their civil rights. Ms. Musell is a recognized leader in California representing employees and their interests. She has dedicated her career to representing employees since 1999 in wage theft, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and whistleblower actions. She has extensive experience representing employees in state and federal court. Ms. Musell represents public employees, including state and federal employees, as well as employees working for large and small private employers in all industries.
Ms. Musell was named in 2020 as a Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal. In 2019, she was named as a Top 100 Women Attorneys in California. Ms. Musell was recognized as a Super Lawyer from 2018, 2019 and 2020. She has also been named in 2019 and 2020 as a top 100 national trial attorney by National Trial Layers. Since 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. She was also named as a member of the Top 500 Plaintiff's employment in the nation by LawDragon in 2019 and 2020.
Ms. Musell served from 2018-2019 as the President of the California Employment Lawyers Association. CELA is a statewide organization of over 1,200 California attorneys who devote the major portion of their practices to representing employees in individual employment cases and class actions, including cases involving unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblowing. Ms. Musell remain as a CELA Board member, very active in legislative and education efforts on behalf of workers.
Ms. Musell is also a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.
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 and for her contributions to the legal community on behalf of workers.