Gov. Rick Snyder names Manvel Trice, III to 10th Circuit Court, Saginaw County

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Manvel Trice, III, to the 10th Circuit Court, Saginaw County.

“Throughout his career, Judge Trice has demonstrated a commitment to the law and his community,” Snyder said.  “I am confident that his diverse experience and knowledge will prove to be a great asset to the Saginaw Circuit.”

Trice has been on the 70th District Court in Saginaw since being appointed in July 2016, where he has been active in implementing a Sobriety Court. Prior to serving as a judge, Trice was an Assistant United States Attorney with the Eastern District of Michigan from 2015 to 2016. In 2011, Trice joined the Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where he co-founded the Saginaw Witness Assistance Program and was assigned to the Major Crime Unit Task Force where he prosecuted violent felonies and drug conspiracies. From 2001 to 2011 he worked as a partner at Braun Kendrick law firm in Saginaw focusing on insurance defense, commercial litigation, municipal law and sports and entertainment law. Trice began his career in 1996 as an intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before joining the Saginaw Valley State University Police Department.

Trice is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Saginaw County Bar Association, and Bishop Cistone’s Community Action Committee. He is a board member of the Saginaw Valley State University Alumni Relations Foundation and the Emmaus House.  He has been an active member in other various organizations and associations over his career, including as a former board member of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Trice earned a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University in 1998, and a law degree from the Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law in 2001.

He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Robert Kaczmarek. Trice must seek election in Nov. 2018 for the remainder of the term.