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Hon. Jeri K. Somers (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

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For Immediate Release
April 25, 2022
For more information contact:
Katrina F. Jones

The Honorable Jeri K. Somers (Ret.) has joined The McCammon Group, a leading provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the mid-Atlantic region.

The Honorable Jeri Somers recently retired after 18 years of dedicated service as a Judge of the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) where she most recently held the position of Chief Judge. Before the creation of the CBCA, Judge Somers served as an administrative judge on the Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force (USAF), Judge Somers served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the DC Air National Guard and as a military lawyer both on active duty and in the reserves in the USAF. She has extensive litigation experience outside of the military, having served as an attorney in the US Department of Justice Civil Division and as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of VA, Alexandria Division. Judge Somers is an experienced mediator and arbitrator with more than 100 cases to her credit, primarily in the government contracts and employment arenas. A dedicated educator, she is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University School of Law and an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law. Judge Somers now brings this exemplary record of commitment and leadership to The McCammon Group to serve the mediation and arbitration needs of lawyers and litigants in the District of Columbia and beyond.

Since 1995 The McCammon Group has provided ADR services including mediation, arbitration, special master, and judge pro tempore. It consists of seventy-six Neutrals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Importantly, throughout this time The McCammon Group has achieved a settlement rate of approximately 85% in its mediation work. The McCammon Group is committed to the proposition that ADR processes provide individuals, as well as public and private entities, with many substantial benefits including effective and prompt resolution of disputes, self-determination, cost savings, timeliness, flexibility, and confidentiality.

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