About the Show
Judge Mathis returns to television September 7, 2015, with an exciting 17th season and a full docket of cases that will engage and excite viewers from coast to coast. Inspired by Judge Greg Mathis' own gang-to-gavel story, Judge Mathis is a nationally syndicated, reality-based court show presided over by former Detroit-area District Court Judge Greg Mathis.
In each hour-long episode, Judge Mathis lays down the law, presiding over four real, hard-hitting cases, and Mathis' decisions are legal and binding. The hallmark of Judge Mathis is the judge himself, as he combines a refreshing mix of social commentary, humor and humanity. His use of the bench to provide resolution and counseling to litigants before him during each episode has catapulted Judge Mathis to the forefront of a national dialogue about real issues facing contemporary society. His long-term personal involvement exemplifies his dedication to uplifting those who step into his courtroom as well as those who tune in to the show and, in its 17th season, Judge Mathis continues with his highly popular “Ask Judge Mathis” segment, in which viewers can get their own legal questions answered. Always a judge but never judgmental, Judge Mathis seeks to find a positive solution for the most dire situations. A unique role model and personality, Judge Greg Mathis stands out from other court show judges.As a young man, Mathis was involved with gangs, dropped out of school, spent time in jail and then, as a promise to his dying mother, turned his life around. He attended college, earned a law degree, became the youngest judge in Michigan's history, and served as a Superior Court Judge for Michigan's 36th district. Known for running his courtroom with an earnest style and streetwise sensibility, Mathis often uses himself as an example to those who appear before him. His trademark sense of humor, personal commitment to social and equal justice, and degree of humanity and forthrightness distinguish him from the rest of the genre.
Judge Mathis is produced by AND Syndicated Productions and Telepictures Productions, an industry-leading and Emmy® Award-winning producer of syndicated programming, and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.