Attorney Profiles


Carl J. Sommerer

Carl Sommerer is a founding partner in the law firm of Sommerer & Schultz, PLLC.  Carl has practiced law for over 30 years.  During this time he has successfully represented thousands of injured workers in most employment categories including dentists, doctors, other attorneys, machinists, warehouse workers, assembly workers, nurses and nurses aides, personal care attendants, maintenance workers, miners, all categories of construction, both union and non-union.  He has been given a high Martindale Hubbell rating by his peers, which is an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Carl has also been voted one of Minnesota's Super Lawyers® since 2008.

University of Missouri Law School, Juris Doctor, 1974
University of Missouri - Columbia, B.S. Public Admin., 1973

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota State Court
Minnesota Federal District Court
Missouri State Court

Practice Areas:
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Social Security Disability

Professional Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Reported Cases:
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.

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

Katherine A. Sommerer

Katherine Sommerer graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota - Duluth, where she received her B.A. in psychology and criminology. She received her J.D from William Mitchell College of Law. While at Mitchell, Katherine participated in the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners Clinic.  She also studied abroad in England where she enrolled in classes to compare and contrast the British and American legal systems.  Katherine has been successfully representing our clients with social security disability claims since she joined Sommerer & Schultz, PLLC in 2005. She also practices in the area of workers' compensation.

William Mitchell College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005
University of Minnesota - Duluth, B.A. Psychology and Criminology, Cum Laude, 2002

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota State Court

Practice Areas:
Workers' Compensation
Social Security Disability

Professional Memberships:
Minnesota Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association


  • All Worker's Compensation Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Permanent Disability
  • Wage Loss Claims
  • Social Security Disability
  • Auto Accidents
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  • No Fees or Cost Until We Recover