Jesse S. Sommer

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Jesse Sommer is a former U.S. Army paratrooper and officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  He was twice awarded the bronze star for combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and prosecuted criminal misconduct at more than two dozen courts-martial. He was discharged honorably in 2022 after nearly a decade on active duty.




New York Bar, January 2012
District of Columbia Bar, October 2012


Albany County Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member


American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor, May 2011

American University Kogod School of Business, Washington, DC
Master of Business Administration, December 2011

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Bachelor of Arts (Major: Government), May 2005

Law School Honors:  

Administrative Law Review, 2009-2011
Student Speaker, Class of 2011 Commencement
Southard Murphy Endowed Scholarship for distinguished service
Legal Rhetoric Department’s Certificate of Excellence

Law School Activities:   

Senator, Student Bar Association
Founder, Energy Law Alliance
President, Israel & Law Society
Vice President, Native American Law Students Association

Legal Assistant Information

Brittany Bardin, 518-438-9907 x. 277