Karen Mills-Francis Biography
Karen Mills Francis is an African-American television personality and the former county court judge and criminal defense attorney from the United States who is known for her arbitration-based reality court show Judge Judy.
How old is Karen Mills-Francis? – Age
Judge Karen is 59 years old as of 11 August 2020. She was born in 1960 in Miami, Florida, in the United States of America.
Karen Mills-Francis Family
She is one of the four children born to Andrea Mills. She is the granddaughter of Elvira McKinney and the niece of Veronica Mills-Raymond. Her three younger siblings are not known.
Karen Mills-Francis Husband
Karen had a partner who was a Jamaican, but he died later. Karen had been a surrogate mother to a girl she had first seen in her court. Repeatedly, she opened her home to those in need.
What is Judge Karen’s Net Worth?
Karen has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million.
Karen Mills-Francis Education
Karen finished her undergraduate studies at the prestigious Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She has studied at the University of Wisconsin/Madison and at the University of Minnesota/Minneapolis. She graduated from the Levin Law School at the University of Florida in 1987 and practiced family law and criminal defense law in Florida for 13 years.
What happened to Judge Karen? – Career
As a prosecutor, she has tried more than 100 cases in the state and federal courts. She is a member of the World Jurisdiction Organisation as well as a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. After practicing law in both the government and the private sector, she was voted Chief Justice of Miami-Dade County in 1998. At that time, she also became a licensed family court mediator, working with visitation, care, and divorce problems for separated families.
Judge Karen was named Judge of the Miami Dade County Court in January 2001. As a presiding magistrate, she was appointed to the Departments of Misdemeanor Offences, Criminal Abuse, and Domestic Abuse. Judge Karen is the author of “Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen’s Guide to Living Your Best Life” She is an avid gardener who likes to travel and entertain friends and family at home. She has been welcomed as a legal analyst for ABC, HLN, Fox News, Good Morning America, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew Show, Tom Joyner Show/Cruise, and several local TV stations.
She is also a frequent guest speaker with churches, legal unions, women’s clubs, and non-profit organizations around the country on family and legal issues. Judge Karen has been concentrating on civic undertakings over the last two years.
Karen Mills-Francis Judge Judy
Judge Judy is a U.S.-based entertainment court ruled over by Judy Sheindlin. The program shows Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small-claim cases in a virtual courtroom. Prior to the trial, both sides have negotiated settlement arrangements that agreed to Sheindlin’s decision. The program is aired in first-run syndication and is distributed by CBS Media Ventures.
First aired in 1996, the series received three Emmy awards and gained strong ratings for syndicated programs in the United States. Sheindlin and CBS have extended their contract for the 25th season of the show. Sheindlin revealed that the 25th season will be it’s last in March 2020. An October 2020 announcement announced that Judy Justice’s successor show will be broadcast on Amazon’s ad-supported IMDb TV with a to-be-determined title and premiere date.