richard vilmenay, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Richard joined CAIR Coalition in 2019. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Georgetown University. While in law school, Richard interned at the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia where he worked alongside Board Attorney Advisors in drafting Board decisions. He also participated in the Georgetown Street Law Program, where he taught a semester-long elective course on the DC Human Rights Act, voting rights, and constitutional and criminal law issues to students at Dunbar High School.

Prior to law school, Richard worked as a financial aid counselor, where he advised students and parents about financial aid eligibility within federal and institutional guidelines. He is dedicated to giving back to his community and volunteers at the Washington Lawyers' Committee Worker's Rights Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services for low-income workers. He also volunteers as a tutor with Project Northstar and is a member of his church's governing board.