Melvin F. Wright, Jr.
Mr. Wright serves as the Executive Director of the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam before attending law school. After law school, Mr. Wright worked in private practice for twenty-six years, in the law firms of White & Crumpler, Wright Parrish Newton & Rabil, and Lewis & Daggett. In addition to his many years in private practice, he has served as President of the Forsyth County Bar Association and the 21st Judicial District, Chairman of the Ethics & Grievances Committee of the Forsyth County Bar Association, officer of Executive Committee of the Forsyth County Bar Association, officer of the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Chairman of the National Consortium on Professionalism Initiatives. Mr. Wright is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, teaching Professional Responsibility.
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1973
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967