M-VETS SA 2015-2016
Commander (Ret) Rick Myers is a former U.S. Navy Submarine officer, with experience involving the operation and maintenance of complex engineering systems on three nuclear powered submarines and one aircraft carrier. After a 21-year career in the Navy, Mr. Myers retired and embarked on a second career in law. While at Scalia Law, he served as an M-VETS Student Advisor for three semesters and gained valuable experience assisting veterans and active duty service members in civil matters as well as veterans benefit appeals.
After graduating from Scalia Law in 2016, Mr. Myers was hired as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Daniel S. Fiore, II at the Arlington County Circuit Court and later moved into private practice as an Associate at Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C. where he primarily focused on commercial litigation. Mr. Myers is currently staff counsel for Geico, litigating personal injury cases in Northern Virginia Courts. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Scalia Law teaching Law Journal Management.
Mr. Myers says his military experience taught him discipline and the ability to learn new areas quickly and efficiently, both of which helped him throughout his law school career. He advises students looking to begin a career in the JAG Corps to decide on that goal early and then look for ways to distinguish yourself throughout law school. He emphasizes the importance of clinics, internships and externships to maximize opportunities to gain practical legal experience.