Attorney R. Paul Vance - Fraser Trebilcock

R. Paul Vance

Attorney / Lansing


  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Michigan State University (B.A., History, 2001)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

From commercial litigation to insurance defense, R. Paul Vance brings a diverse skill set to each matter for his clients. People have noticed his legal prowess including Super Lawyers who has honored Paul as a "Rising Star" every year since 2012.

A graduate of Michigan State University College of Law, Paul was a Law Clerk to Honorable Judges Robert M. Ransom and Robert E. Weiss. Outside of the office, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and is President of the MSU Varsity 'S' Club.

Paul returns to Lansing after practicing law in Flint for more than ten years.

Other Professional Experience

  • Cline, Cline & Griffin, P.C., Associate
  • Genesee County Circuit Court, Court Officer & Law Clerk to Honorable Judge Richard B. Yuille 
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association 
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Board of Directors (2012-Present)
  • MSU Varsity Club, President (2014-Present)
  • National Letterwinners Association, Executive Board (2017-Present)
  • State Bar of Michigan. Young Lawyers Section Executive Council (2011—2013)
  • Genesee County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (2011-2013)
    • Young Lawyers Section Chair (2007-2011)
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians, President of Genesee County Division (2008-2012)
  • Michigan Ancient Order of Hibemians, Board of Directors, Financial Secretary (2011-2012)
  • Flint Community Schools Athletic Ad Hoc Committee (2009-Present)
  • Flint Sports Council (2008-Present)
  • Flint Community Schools Education Development Plan, Volunteer Evaluator (2007-Present)
  • Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor (2004-2008)
  • Player Agent, Major League Soccer, United Soccer Leagues (2004-2009)
  • Impression 5 Science Center, Board of Directors (2017-Present)
Honors & Distinctions
  • Selected as a Super Lawyers 'Rising Star' in Michigan (2012-2017)
  • Selected as a Michigan State University Alumni Magazine "State Star" (2011)