Carl J. Sommerer

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carl J. Sommer PLLC
Carl J. Sommerer
Carl J. Sommer PLLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1981

Education: University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia)

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2022
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Carl J. Sommer PLLC

330 2nd Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Carl J. Sommerer is an attorney and a founding partner of Sommerer & Schultz, PLLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Sommerer represents clients throughout the state of Minnesota in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. He has experience with claims involving permanent disability, Social Security Disability, wage loss, wrongful death and more.

Mr. Sommerer holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri. He went on to earn his law degree from University of Missouri School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law since 1981 and is admitted to appear in all Minnesota and Missouri state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Over the course of his many years in practice, Mr. Sommerer has represented a diverse range of clients, including doctors and dentists as well as assembly workers, construction workers, miners and more both in a union and non-union environment. His accomplishments in the legal profession have led to achieving the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* by the respected peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Outside of practicing law, Mr. Sommerer has served as a guest lecturer on workers’ compensation law for Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is also a member of Minnesota-based legal organizations, including the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice. In addition, he belongs to the national legal organizations such as the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 100% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1974, Missouri

  • Minnesota's Super Lawyers® since 2008
Educational Background:
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, B.S. Public Admin., 1973
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Missouri State Court
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Minnesota Federal District Court
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Court
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer, Hamline School of Law, Workers' Compensation, "Practicing Workers' Compensation in Minnesota," Spring 2005
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Reich v. F&S Construction, 2004 WL 2567139, (Minn.Work.Comp.Ct.App.), October 21, 2004, WC04-133
  • Leidenfrost v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 65 W.C.D. 627, 2005 WL 1942548, (Minn.Work.Comp.Ct.App.), July 26, 2005, WC05-140

Office location for Carl J. Sommerer

330 2nd Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-867-1500


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2022

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