Who is Karen Mills Francis?
Karen Mills Francis is an American former county court judge and criminal defense attorney in Florida. She is also known as a television personality where she is seen presiding over her own court shows. She is the judge of TV’s syndicated shows Judge Karen and Judge Karen’s Court.
Judge Karen practiced law for 13 years both for the state in the Office of the Public Defender, as well as in private practice. She later became a Traffic Magistrate in 1998 hearing non-criminal traffic cases. In 2000, she decided to run for the judgeship being driven by the lack of diversity in the court system. Judge Karen won her first election by overthrowing a longtime incumbent and she became the second black woman to serve on the bench in Miami-Dade County.
Mills-Francis was elected twice to the position of Miami-Dade County Judge. She made it her mission to support those who are at risk of getting lost in the legal system.
Judge Karen Show
Karen-Mills served as the host of an American arbitration-based reality court show that aired in first-run syndication. Judge Karen debuted on September 8, 2008, in 48 of the top 50 U.S. markets. Mills-Francis did not wear the traditional black robe, but instead a burgundy one.
She permitted litigants to cross-examine witnesses, with a segment at the end in which she answers videotaped questions from viewers to distinguish itself from other shows in the crowded field. On 10 January 2009, it was announced that the show would not be renewed for a second season. Judge Karen’s reruns are however being televised on the BET Network and TV One network.
How Old Is Judge Karen Mills Francis?
Judge Karen is 62 years old as of February 2023, having been born on August 11, 1960, in Miami, Florida, USA. She shares her birthday with celebrities such as; Chris Hemsworth, LaurDIY, Jazzy Anne, Adi Fishman, Changbin, and many more.
Karen Mills Francis Family
Who are Karen Mills Francis’s parents?
Karen was born the oldest child in a family of five children to Andrea Mills. She has a grandmother Elvira McKinney and also a niece Veronica Mills-Raymond.
Does Karen Mills Francis have siblings?
Judge Karen has four younger siblings. Judge Karen’s secretive nature has shown up in her personal life. She has managed to keep her family background very private. In case there is news regarding her parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Karen Mills Francis Education
Mills-Francis graduated as the valedictorian of her high school class. She received her college education at the prestigious Bowdoin College in Maine. She was on a full scholarship and also spent summers studying at the University of Wisconsin. In 1987, she graduated from the Levin School of Law at the University of Florida.
Karen Mills Francis’s Husband
According to some sources, Karen had a husband who was Jamaican but later he died. On her love life matters, Judge Karen is seen as a person who hates drama and loves her privacy. She has managed to keep her marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is any news regarding this matter, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Karen Mills Francis Kids
Judge Karen became a foster mother to a child she first encountered in her court. Repeatedly, she has opened up her home to those in need.
Karen Mills Francis Height
Her height is not yet disclosed. But she stands at an average height and a moderate weight.
Judge Karen Mills Francis’s Net Worth
Judge Karen has earned greatly through her law and television career. Her net worth is estimated to be between $5 and $20 million.