Michael Williford is an attorney from Fayetteville who was named to the Board of Governors by the Senate in 2015. He was nominated by Wesley Meredith, to whom Williford has given almost $25,000 in campaign contributions since 2011. At the time of his nomination Williford had given $54,922 in campaign donations.
He is a senior partner at the law firm Williford, Hollers, Crenshaw, Boliek & Frangakis and is a former prosecutor at the Cumberland County DA Office.
Williford supported the litigation ban on the UNC Center for Civil Rights.