Judge Karen is an American arbitration-based reality court show that aired in first-run syndication and debuted on September 8, 2008 in 48 of the top 50 U.S. markets. As with other court shows, such as The People's Court and Judge Judy, a retired real-life judge presides over small claims court cases. On this show, the judge is Karen Mills-Francis, an African-American woman twice elected Miami-Dade County Court judge, who claims that "justice isn't always black and white". She did not wear the traditional black robe, but instead a burgundy one. The introductory sequence showed her presiding over cases, with the announcer saying "She's tough, she's fair, and she cares". The show was produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
About Judge Karen
Television personality and published author who dishes out justice on the nationally syndicated courtroom series Supreme Justice with Judge Karen. She authored the book Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen’s Guide to Living Your Best Life.
She was the valedictorian of her high school class and attended Bowdoin College in Maine on a full scholarship for undergrad. She graduated from the Levin School of Law at the University of Florida in 1987 and previously served as a Florida state court judge.
She practiced criminal defense law in Miami for 13 years in the Office of the Public Defender, as well as in private practice, and was appointed a traffic magistrate by the chief judge of the county in 1998 to hear non-criminal traffic cases. She also became a certified family court mediator.
She is the oldest of five children born in Miami, Florida.
She hosts a nationally syndicated courtroom series through the production company Entertainment Studios. The company also airs Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez.
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