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Judge Greg Mathis Biography

Judge Greg Mathias born Gregory Ellis Mathis is a retired Michigan 36th District Court judge turned Daytime Emmy Award arbiter–winning, trusted reality court show, Judge Mathis. Produced in Chicago, Illinois, his program has been on the air since September 13, 1999, beginning on Monday, September 3, 2018, entering his 20th anniversary of the season.

Judge Greg Mathis Age

Mathis was born in Detroit, Michigan, the USA on 5th April 1960.  His birth sign is Aries. Thus, he celebrates his birthday on the 5th of every year.

Judge Greg Mathis Family

 Mathis was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.His birth name is Gregory Ellis Mathis.
His father’s name is Alice Lee Mathis. His father was a Detroit native and his mother was a devoted Seventh-day Adventist, nurse aide, and housekeeper. He was the fourth of four boys of his parents.

Judge Greg Mathis Education

With the help of a close family, Greg Mathis attended Eastern Michigan University and he discovered his interest in politics there. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree from the Ypsilanti Campus and finally joined the University of Detroit School of Law to study law and graduated with his Juris Doctor degree in 1987.

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Judge Greg Mathis Career

 Mathis looked for employment in Detroit’s City Hall after graduation with a Bachelor of Science he subsequently became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He became the youngest person to hold the post in the state and he was rated at the top of all judges during his five years career. Greg did an unpaid intern for Clyde Cleveland and began his Political Career. He was also a city council member.

After graduation from the University of Detroit School of Law and he subsequently elected as a district court judge for Michigan’s 36th district.

In 1988, he was appointed as the head of Jesse Jackson Presidental campaign in the state of Michigan and later, became the head of Mayor Coleman Young’s re-election campaign. He was invited by the Obama administration in order to take part in ‘My Brother Kepeer’, a White House Initiative to empower boys and men of color.

Then, he began his career as an actor in a television show called Judge Mathis, which ran for 16 seasons. He is also the author of the Book ‘Street Judge ‘and Of being a Judge to Criminal and Such’

Judge Greg Mathis Wife

Mathis met his wife, Linda, a fellow EMU student, shortly after his mother’s death. They would go on to have four children together, a daughter Jade, born May 1985, daughter Camara, born October 1987, son Greg Jr. born January 1989 and son Amir, born July 1990. 

Judge Greg Mathis Height

 He is a man of average height. Greg stands at a height is 5 feet 9 inches.

Judge Greg Mathis Net worth

 Mathis has an estimated net worth of around $20 million. His primary source of income is his career as Judge, Actor, Writer, Presenter.

Judge Greg Mathis’s Salary

He earns a basic salary of $5 million according to the sources.

 Greg Mathis Tickets

If you live in the Chicagoland area or are planning to visit and would like to attend a taping of “Judge Mathis” please call: 1-866-3-MATHIS to make a reservation.  Or get the form from the link here

Judge Greg Bibliography

  • Mathis, Greg and Blair S. Walker. Inner City Miracle, Ballantine: New York, 2002.
  • Mathis, Greg. “Black men must fight back against obstacles.” (For Brothers O Ebony (magazine). February 1, 2007. vol: 62:4 p. 38

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