UNCW Alumnus Richard E. Myers Nominated to Serve as U.S. District Court Judge

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Alumnus Richard E. Myers '89, '94M has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Myers received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNCW and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Myers graduated with high honors from the UNC School of Law in 1998. Following graduation, he clerked for the Hon. David Sentelle on the U.S. State Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
After practicing at the O’Melveny & Myers, LLP firm, Myers left private practice in 2002 and became Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California. In September that same year, Myers transferred to the Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh. While there, he headed the district’s Violent Crimes Task Force for Wilmington and New Hanover and Pender Counties.
In 2004, Myers became a faculty member at UNC Law School. He teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics and a seminar on white-collar crime.

Richard E. Myers '89, '94M