Michele R. Fisher is a partner at Nichols Kaster whose practice is primarily dedicated to national wage and hour class and collective action litigation. She has represented tens of thousands of employees seeking to recover overtime pay, minimum wages, and commission payments. She also represents employees in individual employment matters, such as employment discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment. Moreover, Michele has represented consumers in cases involving negligent and fraudulent financial advice. She has been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars for her clients.
Michele is an experienced trial attorney who enjoys being in the courtroom. She has successfully handled numerous jury trials and arbitrations in her fight for employee and consumer rights. She has the expertise, resources, and staff to take on any company regardless of size.
Michele is the Chair of the firm’s Business Development and Marketing Groups, which help originate class and collective actions and market the firm. She is also a member of Nichols Kaster’s Management Committee charged with the running of the day-to-day operations of the firm.
Michele is a regular lecturer on wage and hour related topics at national and local conferences and routinely acts as an author and editor for wage and hour publications. She is the co-chair and a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute’s Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance conference, is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee’s Mid-Winter Report, a board member and editor for BNA’s the Fair Labor Standard Act Treatise Supplement, a board member and editor for BNA’s Fair Labor Standard Act Treatise 2015, and a chapter editor for BNA’s Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey (2d ed.). She has been named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists repeatedly.
J.D. 2000, William Mitchell College of Law
B.A. 1997, St. Cloud State University
State Bar of Georgia
Minnesota Supreme Court
New York Supreme Court
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court – District of Colorado
U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court – Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin