Gary Myers is a former JAG officer and one of the most experienced civilian military defense counsel in the country. He attended the University of Delaware where he received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering in 1965. Gary Myers served as president of his freshman, sophomore and junior classes and went on in his senior year to be president of the student body.
Gary Myers then attended the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, and graduated in 1968. Gary Myers paid his way through law school by teaching chemistry and physics and coaching soccer at the Harrisburg Academy. Gary Myers was on the editorial board of the Law Review and was published there as well as in the Journal of the Patent Office Society.
Mr. Myers was named the runner-up outstanding oral advocate in the National Moot Court Competition in 1967 held at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In 1968, his writing on preventive law earned him the award for the most outstanding law review article in the nation in the field of preventative law.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Myers volunteered during the Vietnam period for service in the Army JAG Corps. He received a direct commission as a captain. Mr. Myers served from 1969 until 1973. He was a defense counsel in the My Lai trials.
Mr. Myers also devoted extensive time to civil rights matters while on active duty in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civil Rights. While a judge advocate he lectured at the Naval Academy on civil rights.
After the Military
Following his military service, Mr. Myers served as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1974 to 1977 where he taught administrative law and a clinic devoted to discharge upgrades for service members. The clinic was funded by the Ford Foundation and was the first effort by a law school to assist veterans with discharge upgrades.
In 1977 the people of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, elected Gary Myers to the Virginia House of Delegates.
Since 1973, upon discharge from the Army, Gary Myers has represented members in all services. Gary Myers's work was memorialized in the book, Dangerous Evidence , Ellis Cohen, published by Berkley, 1995, which later became a made-for-television movie.
Gary Myers was defense counsel in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse trials and the Marine Corps Haditha trials. His work in the Abu Ghraib case was memorialized in the book "The Lucifer Effect."
Gary Myers is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, Bar Card Number 157115. He is married and is the father of three children.
Read From Those He Has Represented
5 / 5 stars
Dear Gary, I wanted to thank you for your help with our case. We were surprised at the many roadblocks we met with this command, and are so grateful your firm was there to assist us. We were so pleased working with you as well as with Brian, who was exceptionally knowledgeable and smart. Beyond that, working with Brian was just very pleasant, and he really helped guide us through what proved to be a much more complex and contentious process than what I think any of us anticipated. We are delighted A. is staying ashore in the meantime to address his medical issues and credit solely the assistance Brian and your firm have provided. Thank you for all your help. We plan to be in touch after the adsep decision is made to consider our next step vis-vis A.'s Article 15. In the meantime, please accept our profound gratitude. All best.
- M. and A.
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