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Sandy B. Sommers

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Sandra B SommersSandra concentrates her practice on labor and employment law and workers’ compensation, with an emphasis on litigation. In her role at Kastner Westman & Wilkins, she also advises clients and represents employers through the stages of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation administrative process.

Throughout her 30-plus year career, Sandra has focused not only on workers’ compensation law, but on toxic tort litigation/products liability, premises liability, maritime, intentional torts, environmental law and insurance defense. Her experience also includes representing self-insured and state funded employers in workers' compensation claims at an administrative level, preparing complex cases involving multiple defendants for trial, and conducting and defending depositions of national experts in the areas of pulmonology, oncology, pathology, epidemiology, state-of-the-art, and industrial hygiene.

Education

  • Ohio University, B.A., Political Science Pre-Law, cum laude, 1985
  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Self-Injured Group of Ohio

Publications and Presentations

  • Sexual Harassment – A Supervisor’s Perspective, Schwebel Baking Company, 1998