Zachary N. Somers

Judge Zachary N. Somers was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims on December 22, 2020, by President Donald J. Trump.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Somers served as Chief Investigative Counsel to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary under Chairman Lindsey Graham.  Before moving to the Senate, he served for over a decade on the House Committee on the Judiciary under Chairmen Lamar Smith and Bob Goodlatte, in multiple positions, including as the Committee's General Counsel & Parliamentarian and as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Judge Somers worked at a boutique law firm that specializes in litigation before the Court of Federal Claims.  He served as a law clerk to Judge Victor Wolski on the Court of Federal Claims.  A native of Washington, D.C., Judge Somers earned his A.B. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.


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