Melvin L. Wall, Jr., received a reprimand from the Grievance Committee of the North Carolina State Bar on February 20, 2014. In 2010, Mr. Wall served as a surety on the bond for one of his clients. In doing so, Wall violated N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-541, as well as three North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct: (1) Rule 1.7(a)(2); (2) Rule 1.8(e); and (3) Rule 8.4(d).
Additionally, Wall commingled entrusted funds with personal funds by placing client funds in a home safe that also contained Wall’s personal funds. Commingling of funds is a violation of Rule 1.15-2(a) of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
View the full reprimand below.