L. Frederick Sommer, III

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Dayton, Ohio

Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal, LPA
L. Frederick Sommer, III
Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal, LPA

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1999

Education: Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
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Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal, LPA

124 East Third Street
5th Floor
Dayton, OH 45402 Visit website


L. Frederick Sommer III is a partner at the law firm of Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal. He practices out of the firm’s office in Dayton, Ohio, and has more than two decades of experience. He focuses a significant portion of his practice on workers’ compensation and tirelessly advocates for the rights of injured workers after a workplace injury. He also handles cases related to personal injury and motor vehicle accidents.

Mr. Sommer attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1996. He then went to the Ohio Northern University and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1999. He was admitted to practice in Ohio the same year. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

With a reputation for compassion and integrity, Mr. Sommer has been extremely successful in obtaining millions in compensation for his plaintiff clients who suffered needlessly as a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions. With extensive litigation experience, he has handled hundreds of court cases and thousands of hearings.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Sommer is a member of the Dayton Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice. 

For his outstanding professionalism and successful track record, Mr. Sommer has received many awards and honors. The Lawyers of Distinction recognized him for his excellence in the practice of law, and the American Institute of Trial Lawyers named him as a Litigator of the Year in 2021.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 90% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1999, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://hnb-law.com/about-us/our-people/l-frederick-sommer-i...

  • Lawyers of Distinction
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio, 1999
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • US Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Educational Background:
  • Ohio Northern University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1996
Industry Groups:
  • Employees in all industries served.

Office location for L. Frederick Sommer, III

124 East Third Street
5th Floor
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 855-775-2445


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

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