Judge Greg Mathis is a national television judge. His inspirational life story of a street youth who rose from jail to judge has provided hope, entertainment, and legal insight to millions who watch his award-winning television show each day. Judge Mathis began his career working in politics and social justice. Prior to his judgeship, he worked for Detroit's city council and its mayor. He is an advocate for equal justice and currently serves as an official with three civil rights organizations. The judge helps troubled youth in and out of the courtroom. He has assisted thousands of families and youth for decades through his nonprofit agency. During his travels where he lectures on equal justice, he has received hundreds of awards and has been honored by numerous governors, mayors, city councils, and state and federal legislatures.