Lynn Toler Biography
Lynn Toler whose full name is Lynn Candace Toler is an American lawyer, judge, television arbitrator (judge), and television presenter. Toler is best known for her role as former arbitrator over the longest-running courtroom television series, Divorce Court. From her 14 seasons with Divorce Court from 2006-07 through 2019-20, she is the longest-reigning arbitrator over the series.
Lynn Toler Age
Toler is 62 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 25, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 25th October every year.
Lynn Toler Height
He stands at a height of 1.54 meters.
Lynn Toler Family
Toler has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Lynn has any siblings.
Lynn Toler Husband
Toler is happily married to her husband, Eric Mumford since 1989, and Toler has two sons and four stepsons. She resides in Mesa, Arizona with her family.
Lynn Toler Sons
She is the mother of two sons named; Xavier Mumford and William Mumford Toler.
Lynn Toler Net Worth
Toler has an estimated net worth of $15 million which she has earned through her career as a lawyer, judge, television arbitrator (judge), and television presenter
Lynn Toler Salary
Toler earns an annual salary of $ 5 Million.
Lynn Toler Education
Toler was born in the city of Columbus in the state of Ohio. Toler graduated from Harvard College in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984).
Lynn Toler Career
After working as a civil attorney, Toler served as the lone municipal judge in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court for eight years. She was 34 years old when she won her first judicial campaign as a Republican by just six votes in a largely Democratic district with a 5:1 Democratic advantage. Her charges involved all misdemeanor offenses, traffic violations, and minor cost civil claims in a 50,000-person inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
She received 80% of the vote when she was re-elected in 2000. Toler was noted for making unconventional decisions, such as requiring handwritten essays. She started and supervised a mentoring program for teenage girls while on the bench. She worked on several boards during this time, including the Juvenile Diabetes Board, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), and the Cleveland Domestic Violence Center.
The Cleveland Domestic Violence Center honored her with the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2002. Toler became an adjunct professor at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, between 2001 and 2006, while serving as a retired judge. She established and taught courses on Civil Rights Law and Women’s Rights.
Lynn Toler Power of Attorney
Toler took over as presiding judge of the atypical courtroom series Power of Attorney from Andrew Napolitano for the 2001-02 television season. However, the show ended after that television season, and the entire series only lasted two seasons.
Lynn Toler Divorce Court
When Toler became the arbitrating judge for Divorce Court, the longest-running program in the court show genre and one of the longest-syndicated shows of all time, she had a lot more success in the court show genre. With the commencement of the 24th season of the court show on September 11, 2006, Toler took over the bench, succeeding Mablean Ephriam (of whom Toler has said to be fond of and has had pleasant interactions with).
Toler would go on to become the longest-serving judge on Divorce Court, presiding over the show for 14 seasons (the series is made up of four other judges, each with their own term). Toler was frequently viewed as the level-headed judge of Divorce Court, offering advice, words of wisdom, and attempting to reason with the show’s outlandish couples. She made her arguments with a strong attitude, intensity, and a strident voice tone.
Toler declared publicly in March 2020 that he was leaving Divorce Court after 14 years. Toler expounded on the details of her Divorce Court resignation during an interview on Bailiff Byrd’s Bonding with Byrd web series on October 19, 2021, citing a litany of production dissatisfactions.
Following the popularity of her “Rolling Ray” Divorce Court case, Toler recalled efforts by producers to turn the show into a more farcical, humorous tone. Toler has also mentioned a number of additional grievances she had during her final season, including the show’s move from Los Angeles to Atlanta and a drastically altered simulated courtroom set design, which caused her bodily discomfort while ruling on cases.
Toler mentioned recurrent altercations with the Divorce Court team as the reason for her decision to quit the show during the Bonding with Byrd interview. Despite this, she has expressed gratitude for the chance to preside over the court show, which is now led by Faith Jenkins.
Toler said in her interview with Byrd that while she didn’t miss the program in the shape she had left it, she did miss it in the form it had before her final season. She boosted her media presence in 2007 while hosting Divorce Court by anchoring the prime-time television show and MyNetworkTV’s Decision House, a couples therapy program.
Toler was a bi-monthly contributor on News and Notes, a weekly news broadcast on National Public Radio, in 2008 and 2009. (NPR). She joined Wedlock or Deadlock, a syndicated limited-city series based on a segment of Divorce Court, as a co-executive producer in 2009. Toler has appeared as a marriage counselor on The Ricki Lake Show. Toler has been hosting the We TV smash series Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars since February 2020.
Lynn Toler Books
Toler is the author of My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius, in which she explains how her mother, Shirley (nicknamed Toni), taught her how to deal with her father Bill Toler’s unpredictable behavior as well as her own inner problems. She explains how this came in handy later on the bench when dealing with emotional folks.
She also goes over how to put these ideas into practice in everyday life. Put It In Writing (co-authored with Deborah Hutchison), her second book was released in 2009. This book provides agreements for use in frequent yet awkward circumstances between family and friends, such as lending money and having grown children return home.
Lynn Toler House
She downsized from a bigger house three years ago. She bought it in cash. Toler lives in a regular neighborhood and am happy as a pig in slop.