On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Wake County Superior Court Judges Office issued a Consent Order of Preliminary Injunction against Michael Glenn Wilson II. The order was filed in response to a motion by the North Carolina State Bar, which represents it has received information indicating Wilson mishandled entrusted client funds.
The case is entitled “The North Carolina State Bar v. Michael Glenn Wilson II,” with case no. 24 CVS 1288-910.
The injunction prohibits Wilson from receiving, disbursing, withdrawing, or writing checks against any funds held in trust from clients or in a fiduciary capacity. This includes accounts where client or fiduciary funds were deposited, such as operating or personal accounts. Wilson must also produce all financial records and client files to the State Bar relating to any accounts where client or fiduciary money was placed. He is required to turn over monthly reconciliation reports for trust accounts, as required by the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Additionally, the order enjoins Wilson from serving in any fiduciary role, including as a trustee, escrow agent, personal representative, or attorney-in-fact, until further court order. However, it recognizes that Wilson has pending motions to withdraw or has been discharged as guardian of estate in existing guardianship cases, and does not prohibit his name from remaining on those financial accounts until new guardians are appointed.
The preliminary injunction will remain in effect as the State Bar investigates the information received regarding Wilson’s alleged mishandling of entrusted funds. He is represented by attorney Deanna Brocker and consented to the injunction, which was obtained by State Bar Deputy Counsel Kelley DeAngelus. The order aims to protect any remaining client or fiduciary funds while the inquiry is ongoing.
According to martindale.com, Mr. Wilson II attended the Elon University School of Law, graduating in 2013. He acquired his law license in North Carolina in 2014.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.