Judge Greg Mathis, retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and judge on the reality court TV show Judge Mathis. As a teen, he joined a Detroit gang, and was arrested numerous times. While incarcerated, he learned that his mother had colon cancer. Later completing his law degree, he was denied a license for several years due to his criminal past. As a district court judge, he was the youngest person in MI to hold the post and during his time there was rated in the top 5 of all 36 judges.