Greg Mathis used to work as a real District Court judge before his TV fame

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Greg Mathis is about to overtake Oprah Winfrey in terms of daytime TV’s longevity record, as he finishes the 24th season of his successful show, “Judge Mathis”.

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However, aside from being a television court show arbitrator, author, and television producer, Judge Mathis is actually a real judge.

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Many fans have been wondering if he was legally a judge and it turns out that he is a former Michigan 36th District Court judge.

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Mathis has an interesting past. According to Wikipedia, he began his political career as an unpaid intern, and then became an assistant to Clyde Cleveland, a city council member.

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During this time Mathis took the LSAT and applied to law schools where he was conditionally admitted to the University of Detroit School of Law.

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He received his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1987.

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His career as a lawyer kicked off in 1995 when he was elected a district court judge for Michigan’s 36th District, making him the youngest person in the state to hold the post.

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Judge Mathis’s show has been running since 1999 and, in that time, it has won Emmy awards and has been labelled one of America’s best reality courtroom series.

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