LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Prentis Edwards Jr. to the Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court.
“At every stage of Judge Edwards’ career, he has been recognized for his skills and leadership,” Snyder said. “I have every confidence he will continue his stellar service as a new judge for many years on the Wayne County Circuit Court.”
Edwards has been on the 36th District Court in Detroit since his appointment in November 2011. Prior to serving as a judge, Edwards was an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office where he served on the Special Operations Community Prosecution Unit Trials Division prosecuting complex serious violent crimes.
Edwards is a member of the Detroit Bar Association, the Wolverine Bar Association, the Association of Black Judges of Michigan, as well as a member of the Charles H. Wright Museum and a mock trial coordinator. He also has additional professional and community service with the State Bar of Michigan Diversity Inclusion Advisory Committee, the Governmental Bar Association, the NAACP Detroit Chapter, the Michigan Indigent Defendant’s Advisory Committee, and the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office, Time Guidelines Committee.
Edwards earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 2002 and his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in 2005. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Thomas Cameron. Edwards must seek election in November 2018 for a full six-year term.