Michele  Fisher

Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
IDS Ctr, 80 S 8th St; Ste 4600
MinneapolisMN 55402
(612) 256-3229
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Michele is a managing partner at Nichols Kaster, PLLP, and the Chair of the Firm’s Business Development and Marketing Groups, which originate class and collective actions and market the firm. She has dedicated her career to litigating wage and hour cases in an aggressive, creative, and strategic manner. She is one of the leaders of a practice group that has been described as a "powerhouse" for mass wage and hour litigation and arbitration. Michele has the experience, resources, and staff to take on any company regardless of size. She has handled several jury trials and arbitrations in her fight for employee rights and prides herself on the firm's reputation as a leader in national wage and hour class and collective action litigation. Michele has litigated hundreds of class and collective actions involving positions such as home health aides, delivery drivers, loan officers, retail salespersons, oil and gas workers, assistant managers, branch managers, field service engineers, call center representatives, exotic dancers, inside sales representatives, restaurant workers, insurance adjusters, property specialists, property managers, installers, service technicians, and road construction laborers.


Michele is active in several organizations. She is a Co-Chair and faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute’s Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance conference, and the Vice Co-Chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Annual Conference Plaining Committee. She also served as Co-Chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section's Revenue and Partnership Development Committee, wage and hour track coordinator for the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s annual conference, Co-Chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee FLSA Midwinter Report, editorial board member for BNA’s the Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise, and Chapter Editor for BNA’s Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey. She has been named to the Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Top Women Attorneys, and Rising Star lists repeatedly, is a member of the Top 10 Wage and Hour Lawyers, Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, and has been named a Lawyer of Distinction. Michele volunteers as an attorney for a foster child through the Children's Law Center.


Admissions & Education

Minnesota Supreme Court

Georgia Supreme Court

New York Supreme Court

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, 2000

B.A. St. Cloud State University, 1997


Titles, Awards, & Memberships

Named Top-Rated Lawyer by Avvo, the American Registry, 2018-2020

Named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2019

Named one of “The Best Lawyers in America”, 2019-2020

Named one of “The Best Lawyers in Minnesota”, 2020

Named to Top 10 Wage & Hour Lawyers list, the National Trial Lawyers, 2018-2020

Named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers list, 2016-2020

Named to the Top 100 Lawyers, the National Advocates list, 2018-2020

Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers list, 2018-2019

Named to Top 10% in the USA Employment and Labor Law list, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017-2020

Named to the Super Lawyers list, Minnesota Super Lawyers, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and Twin Cities Business, 2013-2020

Named to the Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2005-2012

Developed and manage arbitratorrater.com 2019-2020

Volunteer attorney for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, 2016-2020

Co-Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2019-present

Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute, Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance, New York, NY, 2011-present

Worker’s Rights Advocate Liaisons to U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education & Labor, 2019-present

Co-Chair, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, 2017-2019

Co-Chair, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Revenue and Partnership Development Committee, 2018-2019

Track Coordinator, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Wage & Hour Track for Annual LEL Conference, 2019

Chapter Editor, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Wage and Hour Laws: a State-by-State Survey, Second Edition by Gregory K. McGillivary, 2012-2018

Co-Chair, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, FLSA Subcommittee, 2013-2016

Co-Editor-in-Chief of ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Federal Labor Standards Committee, Fair Labor Standard Act Midwinter Report, 2013-2016

Associate Chapter Editor of ABA Section of Labor & Employment Federal Labor Standards Committee, Midwinter Report, 2012-2013

Contributing Author of ABA Section of Labor & Employment Federal Labor Standards Committee, Fair Labor Standards Act Midwinter Report, 2008-2013

Co-Chair, ABA Section Labor & Employment Law, FLSL Subcommittee, WARN Act and Employee Polygraph Protection Act Subcommittee, 2006-2009

Editorial Board Member for BNA’s the Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise, 2013-2015

American Bar Association Member

ABA Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Member

Minnesota State Bar Association Member

New York State Bar Association Member

Georgia State Bar Association Member

Hennepin County Bar Association Member

National Employment Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers Member

American Association for Justice Member

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