- About the Commission
Judge T. Shane Curtin has been an Administrative Law Judge of the Workers' Compensation Commission since March 2014. He was appointed as the Commission's first Chief ALJ in May 2015. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Shane Curtin spent 23 years in private practice specializing in workers’ compensation defense. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1991. Judge Curtin earned his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from University of Central Oklahoma in 1988.
Judge Michael T. Egan is an Administrative Law Judge of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and from Oklahoma City University in 1984 with a Juris Doctorate. He is a former managing attorney of the Oklahoma State Insurance Fund. Judge Egan is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association Workers Compensation Section.
Judge Tara A. Inhofe is an Administrative Law Judge of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Judge Inhofe graduated from Tulsa University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. She attended Tulsa University Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor in 1991. Judge Inhofe’s primary practice area since graduating from law school has been workers' compensation. She has worked both as a claimant attorney and respondent attorney. Before being appointed in May 2014, she was as Staff Counsel for The Hartford.
Judge P. Blair McMillin is an Administrative Law Judge of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission. She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Oklahoma State University with honors. She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law, Cum Laude. Judge McMillin has been practicing law since 2006. For the past six years, her experience has been focused on workers’ compensation, both in general litigation and in claimant practice. Judge McMillin is a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, and Workers’ Compensation Section. Her professional licenses include the Oklahoma State Bar, the United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, the Supreme Court and all other Courts of the Chickasaw Nation.
Judge Patricia Sommer is an Administrative Law Judge of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. She has over 20 years of workers’ compensation experience and was the first Administrative Law Judge appointed by the Commission. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Former public service includes an internship with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, attorney positions with the Workers’ Compensation Court, Office of the Governor, and Oklahoma House of Representatives. She is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Judge Sommer previously served as an Oklahoma Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.