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M. Misbah Shahid






Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 2009

University of Michigan-Dearborn, B.A. 2005

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan 
  • Northern District of Ohio


M. Misbah Shahid practices in the area of labor and employment litigation. He is involved in handling contract negotiation and arbitration for both public and private sector clients, nationally and locally. He is also involved in a variety of employment litigation matters. 

Misbah is experienced in managing electronically stored information and electronic discovery and working with data forensic experts, including pre and post-litigation forensic investigations involving product liability cases and employee misconduct. His creative use of technology as a cost-saving tool to manage large discovery and trial projects and have created protocols to streamline the management of such large projects and tools to train paralegals.

Additionally, he has experience in investigating, providing advice and counsel, and litigating matters involving sensitive data and non-data related employee misconduct, including product liability whistleblower allegations and allegations of discrimination and harassment.

Representative Matters

M. Misbah Shahid has second-chaired eight trials defending large institutions including OEMs, universities, utility companies, tech companies, and banks in contentious litigation in both federal and state courts and AAA, FINRA, and private arbitration.

He is experienced in all phases of litigation including witness and exhibit selection and preparation, drafting opening and closing statements, jury voir dire selection and instructions, drafting direct and cross examinations, witness examination, evidentiary objections, creating technology-based presentations for jury, expert testimony and cross, and post-trial motions and appeal.


Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Employment + Labor 2013

Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Recipient of Dean Scholarship 2006-2009; Silver Key Award; Wayne State Law Review, Associate Editor 2008-2009, Assistant Editor 2007-2008

University of Michigan - Dearborn, Honors; High Distinction; Major: Political Science and History

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Islamic Relief USA, Volunteer Fundraiser