Greg Mathis Biography
Greg Mathis whose full name is Gregory Ellis Mathis, known professionally as Judge Mathis, is a former Michigan 36th District Court judge, television court show arbitrator, author, and television producer. He is also a Black interests motivational speaker/activist.
Greg Mathis Age
Mathis is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born on April 5, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of April every year.
Greg Mathis Height
Mathis stands at a height of 1.8 m tall.
Greg Mathis Family
Mathis was the fourth of four sons born to Charles Mathis, a native of Detroit, and his wife Alice Lee Mathis, a devout Seventh-day Adventist, nurse’s assistant, and housekeeper. During the stormy 1960s and 1970s, Alice (then divorced Charles) reared Mathis alone in Detroit. Mathis and his family relocated to Herman Gardens in 1964 and stayed there until around 1970. They relocated out of the complex to avoid escalating drug usage and violent crime rates.
Greg Mathis Wife
Soon after his mother died, Mathis met his wife, Linda, a fellow EMU student. They would have four children together: Jade, born in May 1985, Camara, born in October 1987, Greg Jr., born in January 1989, and Amir, born in July 1990. Mathis, a member of the City Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, received Oakwood University’s Black History Achievement Award, which he describes as the most significant award he has received.
Greg Mathis Net Worth
Mathis has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he earned through his career as a Court judge, television court show arbitrator, author, television producer, and Black interests motivational speaker/activist.
Greg Mathis Salary
Mathis earns an annual salary of $5 Million.
Greg Mathis Education
Mathis was admitted to Eastern Michigan University with the support of a close family friend, where he acquired a new interest in politics and public administration. He became a college activist and worked for the Democratic Party, organizing several anti-apartheid demonstrations in South Africa. Greg graduated from the Ypsilanti campus with a B.S. in Public Administration and began looking for work in Detroit’s City Hall. He also joined the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha.
Greg Mathis Career
Mathis began his political career as an unpaid intern before becoming an aide to city council member Clyde Cleveland. Mathis took the LSAT and applied to law schools at this time[when?] and was conditionally admitted to the University of Detroit School of Law, which was located in downtown Detroit, within walking distance of city hall. He completed a summer course and was accepted into the night program, which lasted four years. Because of his criminal history, Mathis was denied a license to practice law for several years after graduating from law school.
In 1987, he earned his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy. He was elected as a district court judge for Michigan’s 36th District in 1995, making him the state’s youngest judge at the time. He was rated in the top five of all judges in the 36th District throughout his five years on the bench; there are around thirty judges in the district each year. In 1988, Mathis was named campaign manager for Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in Michigan. Mathis later became the campaign manager for Mayor Coleman Young’s re-election, and following the victory, he was chosen to oversee the city hall on the city’s east side.
Greg Mathis Show
Mathis has remained active in politics despite his rise to national recognition as a result of his television show. His focus has been on urban politics and African-American movements. Most recently, the Obama administration invited Mathis to participate in “My Brothers Keeper,” a White House initiative aimed at empowering boys and men of color. On June 4, 2011, cars in the Detroit region waited up for blocks as Mathis offered up to $92 in free fuel to the first 92 drivers who arrived at a Mobil station in northwest Detroit.
It was a gift to the people who voted him to District Court despite his teenage criminal record, he told the Detroit Free Press. “I was not elected judge by the people of Los Angeles,” he remarked. “I was not elected judge by the people of Chicago.” The Detroit Lions decided to take a chance on me. It’s simply the proper thing to do. And when you’re fortunate, you have to be on the lookout for the rest. The event was held near the Mathis Community Center, which he supports financially.
Its programs include self-improvement workshops, food and clothing distribution, and ex-convict training. “Regardless of his international celebrity, he’s still a hometown man,” said Frankie Darcell of WMXD-FM, who disclosed the location on the air. “Everyone is in a good mood. I’m content, “Mike Safiedine, the owner of a gas station, agreed. “The people require it, especially because the cost is prohibitively high.”
Greg Mathis Bailiff
Doyle Devereux, the current bailiff for Judge Mathis, has been with the show for the majority of its run, starting in January 2003, midway through the fourth season.
Greg Mathis Books
Mathis published Street Judge in September 2008, a novel based on the life of a judge who solves murders. It was co-written by Zane, the creator of the Zane’s Sex Chronicles erotica series. Of Being a Judge to Criminals and Such was also written by Mathis.