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 Judge Joe Brown Biography

Judge Joe Brown, the non-traditional presiding judge of the syndicated reality courtroom show "Judge Joe Brown," is committed to making a difference in people's lives - and he does.

Judge Brown has been serving as a sitting judge of the Shelby County Criminal Courts in Memphis, TN, since 1990. As the only active criminal court judge in the courtroom series genre, Judge Brown has a whole new way of sentencing first time, non-violent offenders - and the results are riveting. His alternative sentencing put him in the national spotlight, which was further intensified after he was assigned to reopen the case of the late James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I don't sentence anyone the conventional way if I can think of a better way to get their attention," says the man who, as a graduate of UCLA law school in 1973, moved to Tennessee and became the first African American prosecutor in Memphis.

Judge Brown's unusual method of administering justice comes straight from his childhood. Born in Washington, D.C., Judge Brown relocated to the Crenshaw area of South Central Los Angeles as a child.

"I grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in South Central Los Angeles," he says. "If you saw the movie Boyz 'n the Hood, that was the way I grew up."

The only child of hard-working teachers, Judge Brown formed his tough-love philosophy early on. "I watched my parents tough it out on a daily basis and I saw that what really kept them going was making a difference to others," he states. "That's why today, 'making a difference to others' is everything I'm about."

While nearly everyone in his neighborhood fell victim to the harsh realities and circumstances of living in an inner city, Judge Brown chose education instead. He graduated high school at the top of his class, and went to UCLA where he paid for his tuition by loading trucks and digging ditches. As a political science undergraduate at UCLA, Judge Brown did not think of a future in the law field at the time - and certainly not a future in television.

Judge Brown became intrigued by the possibility of a legal career after a friend recommended that he try out law school. It turned out to be a perfect fit, and he was a brilliant student, earning his Doctor of Law degree from UCLA with fellowships and honors. He moved to Memphis in 1974 to take a Legal Services position with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.).

Judge Brown later became the first African American Prosecutor for the City of Memphis. He then moved to the City of Memphis Public Defender's Office as Director. In 1978, he began his own private practice, handling the defense of major violators. He returned to public service in 1990, where the people recognized his sincerity, passion and justice - and elected him Judge of Division 9 of the State Criminal Courts for Shelby County. Today, television serves as his court, and viewers nationwide witness real cases in a real courtroom with real resolutions.

Brown often spends his weekends in the toughest parts of Memphis following up on cases, helping kids and teens stay out of trouble.

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Speaking Topics
  • Justice in America

  • The Impact of the Media

  • The Importance of Education

  • Steering Juveniles Straight

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Judge Joe Brown

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Judge Joe Brown Biography

Judge Joe Brown, the non-traditional presiding judge of the syndicated reality courtroom show "Judge Joe Brown," is committed to making a difference in people's lives - and he does.

Judge Brown has been serving as a sitting judge of the Shelby County Criminal Courts in Memphis, TN, since 1990. As the only active criminal court judge in the courtroom series genre, Judge Brown has a whole new way of sentencing first time, non-violent offenders - and the results are riveting. His alternative sentencing put him in the national spotlight, which was further intensified after he was assigned to reopen the case of the late James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I don't sentence anyone the conventional way if I can think of a better way to get their attention," says the man who, as a graduate of UCLA law school in 1973, moved to Tennessee and became the first African American prosecutor in Memphis.

Judge Brown's unusual method of administering justice comes straight from his childhood. Born in Washington, D.C., Judge Brown relocated to the Crenshaw area of South Central Los Angeles as a child.

"I grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in South Central Los Angeles," he says. "If you saw the movie Boyz 'n the Hood, that was the way I grew up."

The only child of hard-working teachers, Judge Brown formed his tough-love philosophy early on. "I watched my parents tough it out on a daily basis and I saw that what really kept them going was making a difference to others," he states. "That's why today, 'making a difference to others' is everything I'm about."

While nearly everyone in his neighborhood fell victim to the harsh realities and circumstances of living in an inner city, Judge Brown chose education instead. He graduated high school at the top of his class, and went to UCLA where he paid for his tuition by loading trucks and digging ditches. As a political science undergraduate at UCLA, Judge Brown did not think of a future in the law field at the time - and certainly not a future in television.

Judge Brown became intrigued by the possibility of a legal career after a friend recommended that he try out law school. It turned out to be a perfect fit, and he was a brilliant student, earning his Doctor of Law degree from UCLA with fellowships and honors. He moved to Memphis in 1974 to take a Legal Services position with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.).

Judge Brown later became the first African American Prosecutor for the City of Memphis. He then moved to the City of Memphis Public Defender's Office as Director. In 1978, he began his own private practice, handling the defense of major violators. He returned to public service in 1990, where the people recognized his sincerity, passion and justice - and elected him Judge of Division 9 of the State Criminal Courts for Shelby County. Today, television serves as his court, and viewers nationwide witness real cases in a real courtroom with real resolutions.

Brown often spends his weekends in the toughest parts of Memphis following up on cases, helping kids and teens stay out of trouble.

Judge Joe Brown Speaking Topics

  • Justice in America

  • The Impact of the Media

  • The Importance of Education

  • Steering Juveniles Straight

FAQs on booking Judge Joe Brown

  • How to book Judge Joe Brown?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Judge Joe Brown for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Judge Joe Brown, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Judge Joe Brown or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Judge Joe Brown?

    Booking fees for Judge Joe Brown, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Judge Joe Brown, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Judge Joe Brown?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Judge Joe Brown for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Judge Joe Brown for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Judge Joe Brown or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Judge Joe Brown or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Judge Joe Brown is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Judge Joe Brown for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Judge Joe Brown generally travels from TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Judge Greg Mathis, Hill Harper, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Kevin Powell and Star Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Judge Joe Brown for an upcoming event.

Judge Joe Brown Speaking Topics

  • Justice in America

  • The Impact of the Media

  • The Importance of Education

  • Steering Juveniles Straight

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