Judge Mathis

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Judge Mathis is a national figure known for his advocacy campaigns for equal justice.  His inspirational life story of a street youth who rose from jail to Judge has provided hope to millions who watch him on the award-winning television court show Judge Mathis each day.  In addition, his weekly newspaper column brings social and political insight to readers throughout the country.

Judge Mathis’s public service career began in college where he led Free South Africa and voter registration campaigns on campus.  After graduating from college in 1983, he joined the staff of Detroit City councilman Clyde Cleveland and continued to work as an advocate for equal justice with Reverend Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel, where he currently serves as Chairman, and also a national board member of the NAACP and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

In his efforts to reach out to youth and ex-offenders both in and outside of the courtroom, Judge Mathis opened a community center in his hometown of Detroit and has assisted thousands of youth with his non-profit agency Young Adults Asserting Themselves (Y.A.A.T.), an agency that provides career, business start-up and job opportunities, as well as job training and college enrollment assistance.

In honor of his years of work and commitment to his hometown of Detroit, the city honored Mathis by naming one of the streets, Mathis Avenue, after him.  The street is part of a new housing development, which replaced the housing projects he grew up in.

Judge Mathis has received numerous awards and keys to the city from government officials and is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from both Florida A&M University and Eastern Michigan University.  He has been recognized for his efforts by numerous newspapers, magazines and television networks.  He has appeared on such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Larry King Live, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He currently provides legal and community assistance  on his website,www.askjudgemathis.com.

Mathis Center Buyback Guns

Join Judge Mathis Saturday, June 11th from 10am to 5pm to trade in your unloaded guns for cash. The “Cash for Caliber” event will give a $50 gift card for each gun surrendered with no questions asked. Stop by the Mathis Community Center on 19300 Greenfield Road in Detroit Saturday, June 11th from 10am to […]


Judge Mathis – Week of 2/24

The following cases will be featured on “Judge Mathis” for the week of February 24, 2014. Monday – Man denies that he is the biological father of the Defendant’s 15-year-old daughter. The Defendant insists the Plaintiff is the father – so he petitioned the court for a paternity test to find out the truth! Tuesday – Woman says the […]


Detroit Week on Judge Mathis

Judge Greg Mathis has a special interest in Detroit considering he was born and raised here. So it’s not surprising that he would dedicate a week of shows featuring cases from the D. On each episode one of the two cases will include residents of Metro Detroit.


Judge Mathis Stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show

Judge Mathis may be an honorable man now, but he started out on the streets.


Winners Of Judge Mathis ‘Grocery Giveaway’ Rejoice, Fill Their Carts

Judge Mathis loves Detroit and he proved it at Metro Foodland in Detroit, where his bailiff Doyle Devereux handed out $500 gift cards to local people who won the “grocery giveaway” contest.


CW50 TV Schedule Updates, New Shows, New Times

Starting Monday, December 31 we’re making some slight adjustments to our shows lineup. We’re also proud to debut the start of “The Daily Buzz” weekdays 7 – 9 a.m.


Judge Mathis Hosts ‘Free Gas Day’ In Detroit

Judge Mathis hosted a “Free Gas Day” July 26 at the Shell at 9600 Livernois Ave. The first 100 vehicles that arrived got free gas. Judge Mathis was there — live and in person.


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