Rusty E McGuire

Commonwealth Attorney
Title: Commonwealth's Attorney
Rusty McGuire Profile.jpg

Attorney, Educator & Citizen Soldier

At 17, Rusty dropped out of school joined the Army. Instead of becoming a statistic, 10 years later he started prosecuting in the City of Richmond. In 2003, he became an Assistant Attorney General of Virginia where he earned a national reputation as a litigator. He prosecuted our Nation's first felony SPAM case, the Attorney General's first identity theft case and brought many of Virginia's worst Internet predators to justice. He continues to prosecute complex cases to include the infamous "black widow," Ulisa Chavers. Super Lawyers Magazine recognized and featured Rusty in their 2007 "Rising Stars" edition and in 2009 Style Weekly recognized him as one of top 40 under 40 in the Richmond metro area.

Rusty has also served and been recognized as an educator. He started teaching as a substitute teacher for Henrico County Schools. He returned to the classroom when he served as an associate professor at Virginia Union University. Rusty helped develop the Attorney General's "Safety Net" program which is used as model to educate parents and minors on Internet safety. He has published numerous articles on legal subjects ranging from Internet safety to capital murder. During the trial of the D.C. sniper he served as an ABC expert and has been interviewed for Congressional findings by the Federal Trade Commission.

Rusty joined the Army 1988 and assumed command of an infantry company on September 1, 2001. 10 days later the world changed with the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Rusty left his family to command his unit overseas for a year in Operation Enduring Freedom and a served a year in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in Iraq Rusty, served as the coalition liaison to the Independent Election Commission of Iraq where he helped Iraq plan and execute free, fair and secure democratic elections. 

Return to Staff Directory