Gavel Image CHeryl M. LeClair-Sommer 
Workers' Compensation Judge

Contact Information

Judge LeClair-Sommer was appointed as a Workers' Compensation Judge in 1987.

Judge LeClair-Sommer is currently serving as a hearing judge and mediator in the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Office of Administrative Hearings. Judge LeClair-Sommer also serves on judicial panels for Campaign Finance or Practice disputes.

Judge LeClair-Sommer welcomes requests for mediation in workers’ compensation matters when she is not the block assigned judge. For mediation questions, scheduling or forms please contact Julie Matz at (651) 361-7897.

Judge LeClair-Sommer's Legal Assistant, JoAnn Drolson, may be reached at (218) 302-6361, via email at or via facsimile at (218) 302-6365.


  • Certified Civil Mediation Skills Training, 2010
  • Juris Doctorate, William Mitchell College of Law, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, Northern Michigan University, 1978


  • Private Practice of Law, Workers’ Compensation and No-Fault Automobile Litigation
  • Social Worker, Marquette County Senior Center, Michigan
  • Probation Officer/Case Worker, Livingston County Juvenile Court, Michigan


  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice (Facilitative/Hybrid)