Karen Mills-Francis Biography
Karen Mills-Francis is an American television personality and former county court judge and criminal defense attorney in Florida before turning to TV to preside over her own court shows. She is the judge of TV’s syndicated shows Judge Karen and Judge Karen’s Court.
Judge Karen Mills-Francis Age
Judge Karen is 60 years old as of 2020. She was born on 11 August 1960 in Miami, Florida, the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 11 August every year.
Karen Mills-Francis Height
Karen’s height has not been disclosed to the public yet.
Karen Mills-Francis Family
She is the daughter of Andrea Mills. Elvira McKinney is her grandma, while Veronica Mills-Raymond is her niece. She was the oldest of five children in a household of five. However, no additional information about her siblings has been released.
Karen Mills-Francis Husband
Judge Karen was married to her late Jamaican husband, who passed away years ago. It is not publicly known whether she got married again or is in a relationship. Judge Karen took in an 11-year-old Jamaican child as a foster child. She has also welcomed folks in need into her house on numerous occasions.
Karen Mills Francis Net Worth
Karen’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 million and $20 million.
Karen Mills-Francis Salary
Karen’s salary is not yet disclosed.
Karen Mills-Francis Education
She received a full scholarship to Bowdoin College in Maine for her undergraduate education, and she spent summers studying at the University of Wisconsin. Mills worked in the public sector, doing things like job training after graduation and assisting welfare users in finding jobs. She earned her law degree from the University of Florida’s Levin School of Law in 1987.
Karen Mills-Francis Career
She worked as a lawyer for the state in the Office of the Public Defender and in private practise for 13 years. In 1998, she was appointed as a Traffic Magistrate, overseeing non-criminal traffic cases. In 1998, Mills was appointed as a Traffic Magistrate, overseeing non-criminal traffic cases. She decided to run for a judgeship in 2000 because of the lack of diversity in the court system.
She became the second black woman to serve on the bench in Miami-Dade County after defeating a longstanding incumbent in her maiden election. Mills, who was twice elected to the office of Miami-Dade County Judge Karen, has made it her duty to assist those who are at risk of becoming lost in the judicial system.
Karen Mills-Francis Show
Judge Karen was the host of an American arbitration-based reality court show that aired in first-run syndication. The show debuted on September 8, 2008, in 48 of the top 50 U.S. markets. She did not wear the traditional black robe, but instead a burgundy one. Judge Karen permitted litigants to cross-examine witnesses, with a segment at the end in which Mills-Francis answers videotaped questions from viewers to distinguish itself from other shows in the crowded field. On 10 January 2009, it was announced that the show would not be renewed for a second season. The show’s reruns are however being televised on the BET Network and TV One network.
Judge Karen’s Court
Litton Entertainment announced on November 16, 2009 that Mills-Francis would be returning to television with Judge Karen’s Court. Mills-Francis, like its predecessor, brought back the unusually coloured burgundy judge’s robe. The show debuted on Monday, September 20, 2010, in several markets, replacing the cancelled Street Court (which Litton had also produced). Judge Karen’s Court, like Judge Karen, was cancelled after one season, despite reports that it was doing well and had been renewed for a second season in 2011.
Supreme Justice with Judge Karen (2013-present)
In November 2012, Entertainment Studios announced that Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, their fourth court show, would premiere in the fall of 2013. (currently still in production as of 2021). Mills-Francis is depicted in a typically black coloured judicial robe in her current series, having abandoned her nontraditionally coloured burgundy robes. Entertainment Studios also produces the nontraditional/dramatized court shows America’s Court with Judge Ross, We the People with Gloria Allred, Justice for All with Judge Cristina Pérez, and Justice with Judge Mablean.
Francis wrote the book Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen’s Guide to Living Your Best Life.