About the Author

Jürgen Skoppek is Chairperson of the Michigan Worker's Compensation Appellate Commission, the seven-member body which reviews worker's compensation appeals. Prior to being appointed to the Commission by Governor John Engler in 1991, Mr. Skoppek was a Senior Policy Analyst with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the author or two Mackinac Center reports: Employment-At-Will in Michigan: A Case for Retaining the Doctrine and Litigation and the Market: Restoring the Balance Between Individual and Employer Rights. Mr. Skoppek served as counsel to the Michigan Senate, providing legal and policy advice on labor, insurance, health and constitutional issues. Mr. Skoppek has also practiced labor and litigation law with the firm of Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cumiskey in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Harvard Law School.