Carl J. Sommerer

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Carl J. Sommer PLLC
 | 1219 Marquette Avenue, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-867-1500
Fax: (612) 333-0747
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
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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
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Workers' Compensation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2019

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About Carl Sommerer

Admitted: 1981, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Minnesota's Super Lawyers® since 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri State Court
  • Minnesota Federal District Court
  • Minnesota State Court
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, Hamline School of Law, Workers' Compensation, "Practicing Workers' Compensation in Minnesota," Spring 2005


  • Leidenfrost v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 65 W.C.D. 627, 2005 WL 1942548, (Minn.Work.Comp.Ct.App.), July 26, 2005, WC05-140
  • Reich v. F&S Construction, 2004 WL 2567139, (Minn.Work.Comp.Ct.App.), October 21, 2004, WC04-133

Educational Background:

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, B.S. Public Admin., 1973
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Office Location for Carl J. Sommerer

1219 Marquette Avenue
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-867-1500

Fax: (612) 333-0747

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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