Called the most colorful judge on TV, Miami resident Judge Karen returns her razor-sharp wit and compassionate heart to the courtroom by presiding over SUPREME JUSTICE WITH JUDGE KAREN. Judge Karen Mills-Francis is known for her feisty, full-of-life personality and passionate advocacy for families and children. Her new show tackles the toughest cases in court television.
SUPREME JUSTICE WITH JUDGE KAREN is now in syndication nationwide on The courtroom strip (Mon-Fri) and is cleared in more than 90% of the country with strong timeslots in the Top Ten markets!
Judge Karen Mills-Francis is a bankable television personality ("Judge Karen"; "Judge Karen's Court") and published author with a colorful and engaging style that is as distinctive as her bold burgundy robe and her bright blonde hair. As quick to aid the helpless as she is to dismiss the hare-brained, Judge Karen confidently dishes out justice before a television audience with her new nationally syndicated courtroom series, “Supreme Justice With Judge Karen”. With the same compassion and razor-sharp wit she brings to the bench, the retired Florida state court judge is also the author of the best-selling inspirational book, “Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen’s Guide to Living Your Best Life," in which she draws from personal experience and her courtroom cases to deliver no-nonsense advise to push the reader in a positive direction —socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As Judge Karen states, “I’m not the Wizard of Oz, but he and I certainly share one thing in common: We both know that we already have within us the power to find our direction to a healthier and happier life experience."
"Supreme Justice With Judge Karen" airs nationwide in syndication; check your local listings and read my full interview with the Judge below:
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): How are you?
Judge Karen: “I’m well, I cannot complain!”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Congratulations on the syndication announcement, what can you tell us about that?
Judge Karen: “I’m very excited that I’m able to grace the airways; I enjoy when people come up to me and share with me their personal stories of how I have touched their lives. I enjoy hearing those stories, and that’s why I’m on TV, because I help people.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What do you want viewers to take away after each episode?
Judge Karen: “To take responsibility in what’s going on in their lives.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Using three adjectives, how would you describe your judging style?
Judge Karen: “Straight-forward…comical…and motherly.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What do you think is the biggest misconceptions about female judges on the bench?
Judge Karen: “I think when people hear, judge, doctor, or what have you; they think of a man. People assume that it is a he; people assume you are referencing a man.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What got you interested in law?
Judge Karen: “I knew from a very young age…My daddy told me I was going to be a lawyer when I grow up, and from the age of seven, that is what I always told people. I think that people can help their children early on decide what they are going to be by giving them ideas and allowing dream to develop.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): How do you feel about the recent landmark cases that Florida recently experienced?
Judge Karen: “Well in the cases of Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin, they were both jury verdicts, and I believe in juries, I further believe that jurors do the right thing with the evidence that they are presented with. In Casey Anthony’s case, she may have acted as crazy as she wanted, but there was no evidence that she killed her child…It was all circumstantial evidence, and the jury didn’t believe that the prosecution eliminated reasonable doubt…As for the Trayvon Martin case, I thought that the defense did a better job of arguing that Zimmerman was standing his ground, they did a better job than the prosecution did arguing that Trayvon Martin was standing his ground. I had a problem with the self-serving statements from Zimmerman, and they are not admissible in court.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What was your goal for every plaintiff and defendant who appeared before you in Court?
Judge Karen: “That they had their day in Court…they may not have liked my ruling, but at least you had your day in Court.”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): Can you fans expect a new book in the future?
Judge Karen: “Never say never! I’m hoping to write my memoirs, but I’m still young, but I believe that one day my memoirs are going to come out, and it is going to be a best-seller!”
Examiner (Anthony Bowles): What do you want your legacy to represent?
Judge Karen: “She helped people…My daddy always said I used to bring home strays, and from that early age I always had a passion for helping people.”