Mr. Hommer is committed to developing relationships with his clients that go beyond the usual role of legal advisor. He works closely with his clients on a pro-active basis, developing strategic plans and managing legal issues that may arise, and more importantly, identifying potential problems before they develop. This approach is not only smart, but is efficient, cost effective, and significantly enhances opportunities for success.
As testimony to his commitment to community service, Mr. Hommer was nationally recognized when he received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership, and was locally recognized when he was named a Community Champion by Volunteer Fairfax. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from Penn State's College of Liberal Arts and Department of Political Science, as well as Venable's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award. He is a 1991 graduate of the annual Leadership Fairfax program, and he devotes time to his community in many ways. He is a member of the Executive Committee and board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), and he is serving in his fifth elected term as the general counsel to NVTC. He is a member and participant in Leadership Fairfax, Inc., and the Metro Washington Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Mr. Hommer is also a member of the board of visitors of the Penn State College of Liberal Arts' Department of Political Science. Previously, Mr. Hommer was elected to be general counsel to the Equal Footing Foundation, and he has served as a member of NVTC's senior advisory board. He has been chairman of Special Olympics of Fairfax County, a member of the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia, a member of the advisory board of Fairfax Futures, and president of the Volunteer Center of Fairfax County. In 2001, Mr. Hommer was appointed to the Virginia Legislature's Advisory Committee on Virginia's Critical Infrastructure; in 2002, he was appointed to the Virginia Legislature's Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property; and in 2004 he was appointed to the Virginia Legislature's Advisory Committee on Integrated Government. In 2003, Virginia's Governor appointed Mr. Hommer to judge the Governor's Technology Awards. His other activities include the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Services Council, and the National Contract Management Association. Through his involvement with the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Hommer was one of the first to work on developing a regional high tech council, which is now known as NVTC.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Hommer served as a legislative assistant and press/media aide to United States Congressman Bud Shuster (Pennsylvania, 9th District).
Mr. Hommer holds a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is married and has four children.