Richard H. Milnor

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

Telephone: 434-977-0191
Fax: 434-977-0198
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Rich Milnor received his B.A. from Washington & Lee University in 1970. He attended the Washington & Lee University School of Law and received his J.D. degree with honors in 1974. He served as law clerk for United States District Judge Ted Dalton in the Western District of Virginia. Following his clerkship, he joined the law firm of Michael & Dent, Ltd. He then served as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Albemarle County, Virginia from 1983 through 1987. He became a partner with the law firm of Taylor & Zunka, Ltd. (now Zunka, Milnor & Carter, Ltd.) in October, 1987. He maintains an active civil trial, appellate litigation practice in state and federal court, including a defense litigation concentration in insurance, civil rights, workers compensation and product liability. He also has an active selective expungement petitions, criminal law practice with an emphasis on misdemeanor offenses and speeding & reckless driving traffic offenses, DUI cases, underage alcohol possession charges, and representation of college and high school students in various matters.


  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., European History & French, 1970
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1974
  • Licensed and admitted to practice in all Virginia state (Virginia Supreme Court, 1974) and federal courts (E.D. Va, W.D. Va. 1976, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals 1978)
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court (10/6/08)


  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association 2006 ­present
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Albemarle County 1983-1987
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (permanent member)


Hack v. Nester,
241 Va. 499 (1991)
U. S., ex rel. Perkins v.
Sara Lee, 839 F. Supp. 393
(W.D. Va. 1995)
U. S. v. Lacy,
1996 U. S. Dist. LEXIS
9977 (W.D. Va. 1996) affd. new trial 1997
U.S. App. LEXIS 35093 (4th Cir. 1997)
Coffey v. Morris,
401 F.Supp.2d 542 (W.D. Va. 2005)
Collier v. School Board of the City of

2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS, 8703
(W.D. Va. 2006) affd. 2007 U.S.
App. LEXIS 1920 (4th Cir. 2007)
Herrera v. Martin, et al.,
Va.Ct.App. (3/27/07)
Newhard v. Borders,
649 F.Supp.2d 440 (W.D. Va. 2009)
Casella v. Borders,
649 F.Supp.2d 435 (W.D. Va. 2009)
affirmed by Casella v. Borders, 2010
U.S. App. LEXIS 25561 (2010)
Nelson v. Herrick,
2011 US Dist. LEXIS 123618
(W.D. Va. 2011)
Deegan v. Rodman,
2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7590
(W.D. Va. 2011)
Shipway v. Jerlinski,
2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65720, 64772
(W.D. Va. 2012)
Clatterbuck v. City of Charlottesville,
2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5695
(W.D. Va. 2012)
Morgan v. Town of Mineral,
2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62439
(W.D. Va. 2012)
Davis v. City of Charlottesville School
2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63852
(W.D. Va. 2012)
Clemens v. Pleasants,
86 Va.Cir. 398 (2013),
Record No. 131222 – writ
refused 12/17/13
Goines v. Valley Community Services
Board, et al.,
2015 U.S.Dist.
LEXIS 57868 (W.D.Va. 2015)


  • 1987 Certificate of Appreciation from Albemarle County for outstanding performance and significant contributions to law enforcement and prosecution with special recognition of concern for victims and for understanding and compassion for children.


  • St. Paul’s Ivy Episcopal Church
  • Farmington Country Club (former chair Pool Committee)
  • Crozet Volunteer Fire Department pro bono legal advice