Richard E. Myers

Prof. Richard E. Myers

Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Myers was a Chancellors Scholar at the UNC School of Law, where he graduated with high honors in 1998. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked in Washington, D.C., for the Hon. David Sentelle on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and then entered private practice as a litigator for O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, in Los Angeles California. After two years with the White Collar Criminal Law and Environmental and regulatory Compliance Practice Group, he left private practice in January 2002 to become an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California. In September, 2002, he transferred to the Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh, where he prosecuted white collar and violent crimes, and headed the district's Violent Crimes Task Force for Wilmington and New Hanover and Pender Counties.

Myers joined the UNC Law School faculty in July 2004, where he taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Ethics, and a seminar on White Collar Crime. He was confirmed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 2019. 



  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998)
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1994)
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1989)