John W. Zunka

Zunka, Milnor & Carter, Ltd.
Charlottesville, Virginia
414 Park Street P.O. Box 1567
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Telephone: 434-977-0191
Fax: 434-977-0198
Email: jzunka@zmc-law.com

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Virginia Military Institute, 1969
  • J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1974
  • Licensed to practice in Virginia
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association — President 2008-2009
  • Virginia State Bar (former member of Faculty, Course on Professionalism)
  • Virginia Bar Association (former member of Professionalism Task Force, lecturer, Professionalism and Civil Litigation CLE, Committee on Federal Judgeships, Western District of Virginia)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (former member of Board of Directors, Board of Editors, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Annual Meeting Chairman, and program speaker)
  • Boyd Graves Conference (former member)

REPORTED CASES

Doe v. West,
281 S.E. 2d 850 (1981)
Lord v. State Farm,
295 S.E. 2d 796 (1982)
Scott v. Dutton,
297 S.E. 2d 814 (1982)
State Farm v. Scott,
372 S.E. 2d 383 (1988)
State Farm v. Butler,
373 S.E. 2d 913 (1988)
State Farm v. Gandy,
383 S.E. 2d 717 (1989)
Rector, Visitors UVA v. Harris,
387 S.E. 2d 772 (1990)
Weaver v. Nester,
404 S.E.2d 42 (1991)
Baker v. State Farm,
405 S.E.2d 624 (1991)
State Farm v. Clatterbuck,
421 S.E. 2d 406 (1992)
Ward v. Nations Bank,
256 VA. 427 (1998)
Volpe v. City of Lexington
281 Va. 630 (2011)
Seabolt v. Albemarle County,
283 Va. 717; 724 SE.2d 7153 (2012)
Lester v. Allied Concrete Company,
285 Va. 295, 736 S.E.2d 699 (2013)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted 1993
  • “The Best Lawyers in America”, (Personal injury litigation – Defendants) Woodward/White, Inc. ­ listed since 1989
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell Rated “AV”
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • Virginia Legal Elite (Appellate)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation Board of Directors (2008 – 2013)
  • Christ Episcopal Church (Senior Warden, Vestry, Endowment Fund Board of Directors, and Sunday School teacher)
  • St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Charlottesville, Virginia (Board of Trustees 1986-1994, current Counsel)
  • University of Virginia Hospital Advisory Board (former member Children’s Medical Center Committee)
  • VMI Alumni Association (former President, Central Virginia Chapter)
  • The United Way (former Chairman, Professional Section)
  • The Martha Jefferson House Corporation (former member Board of Directors)
  • Charlottesville Rotary Club (former member)
  • Farmington Country Club (numerous committees)