Jürgen Skoppek is Chairperson of the Michigan Worker's Compensation Appellate Commission. He was appointed in 1991 and became the Chair in 1999. The Commission is a seven-member appeals body appointed by the Governor to hear worker's compensation cases in Michigan.
Skoppek earned his B.A. from Calvin College and J.D. from Harvard Law School. He spent several years in private practice, as an associate with Miller, Johnson, Snell and Cummiskey in Grand Rapids — focusing on litigation and labor law work. He then joined the staff of the Michigan Senate in 1983, first as counsel to the Labor Committee, then counsel to the Commerce Committee, all while serving in the Senate Majority Policy Office. Before leaving, he was the Senate Majority Counsel.