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Hon. Jeri K. Somers (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Government contracts, employment, construction, general commercial, business dissolution, financial, defamation, civil rights, intellectual property, real property, and consumer.

Professional Experience

  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Chair (Chief Judge), United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, 2017-2021. Vice Chair, 2008-2017.
  • Administrative Judge, United States Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals, 2003-2008.
  • Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Retired, 1986-2007.
  • Former Consulting Counsel, The Potomac Law Group, LLP.
  • Former Counsel, Miller & Chevalier Chartered.
  • Former Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Eastern District, Virginia.
  • Former Lead Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch.


  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, United States Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council.
  • Member, International Ombuds Association.
  • Member, Military Justice Review Panel (appointed by the Secretary of Defense).
  • Member, Foreign Services Grievance Board (appointed by the Secretary of State).
  • Former Member, Board of Governors; Member, Special Issues Committee, Virginia Bar Association.
  • Fellow; Member, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association.
  • Member, Federal Bar Association; National Bar Association; Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association; Asian America Pacific Bar Association.
  • Board Member, Girl Scout’s National Capital Region.
  • Past Chair, Arlington Food Assistance Center.
  • Past Chair, Professionalism Committee; Special Committee on Access to Legal Services, Virginia State Bar.
  • Professional Lecturer in Law; Government Contracts Advisory Board, George Washington University of Law.
  • Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law.


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • George Mason University, B.A.

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