'Judge Alex' Gavels Its Way Into Syndication on September 12 as the Newest Court Show in Four Years
Judge Alex E. Ferrer, The Only Television Judge to Serve as a Police Officer,
Attorney and Judge, will Bring a New Brand of Justice with an Entertaining
Twist as He Delivers Verdicts on an Array of Cases
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 -- With more than 20 years of
experience, Judge Alex E. Ferrer is respected by his peers, extremely
knowledgeable of the law, and well-equipped to handle highly charged cases in
a fair and insightful manner. Judge Alex will take control of his court room
by delivering a straight forward, decisive and tough brand of justice when his
show "Judge Alex" premieres in national syndication on September 12 (check
The only television judge to have been a former police officer, trial
attorney and criminal court judge, it's no surprise that Judge Alex has seen
it all. With his eye sharply focused on uncovering the truth, Judge Alex will
preside over this emotional, daily, half-hour, court show with rulings that
convey law and order.
"Everyone at 'Judge Alex' is thrilled to be bringing this show into the
television court genre," said Executive Producer Karen Melamed. "With his
vast experience and sense of humor, Judge Alex's rulings will strictly follow
the law, but at the same time be entertaining and allow the viewer to closely
follow along and be engaged in the show's cases."
Judge Alex most recently served as a judge in the Criminal and Family
Divisions of Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit, which services Miami-Dade
County, the largest trial court in the state and fourth largest in the U.S.
He was elected judge in 1995 at the age of 34, making him the youngest Circuit
Court Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Judge Alex has handled
thousands of cases during his tenure, ranging from first degree murder cases
involving the death penalty, drug related offenses, RICO conspiracy
indictments, kidnappings and armed robbery to child custody and support
issues, general financial matters, adoptions and paternity suits. Prior to
his judicial appointment, Judge Alex practiced law in Miami, focusing on civil
litigation. He also was a recent finalist for the Judicial Nominating
Commission for a vacant seat in Florida's high-profile Third District Court of
"This has been such an exciting experience for me," said Judge Alex.
"Being able to touch so many lives every day and to help to develop a positive
attitude towards the law really makes the experience of hosting this show all
the more worthwhile."
Born in Havana, Cuba, Judge Alex and his family escaped from Fidel
Castro's Communist regime to America when he was one year old. Growing up in
Miami with a passionate interest in law enforcement, at 19 he joined the Coral
Gables Police Department, making him one of the youngest officers in the
state. While on the police force, he served as a patrolman, detective and in
an undercover capacity. He was also trained to be on the department's SWAT
force. Intent on building a career in the legal profession, Judge Alex
performed his duties as a police officer while attending both college and law
Judge Alex received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of
Miami School of Law, where he became a published member of its Law Review. He
currently serves as Judicial Director of the university's Alumni Association.
Upon receiving his degree, Judge Alex practiced law in Miami, focusing on
civil litigation, including hundreds of suits involving medical malpractice,
wrongful deaths, personal injuries and commercial business disputes. After
becoming an attorney, and to further embolden his commitment to law and order,
Judge Alex served as a volunteer reserve police officer in the Miami suburb of
Homestead. But the experience of law enforcement and legal representation
were only stepping stones in his dream of reaching for higher aspirations in
Judge Alex is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars, and
has served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University,
teaching graduate courses in criminal law and procedure. He teaches media
relations and closing arguments to other judges at judicial conferences held
throughout the year, as well as at the New Judges College and the College of
Advanced Judicial Studies.
"Judge Alex" is exclusively distributed throughout the U.S. by Twentieth
Television and executive produced by Karen Melamed, Burt Wheeler and Sharon
Sussman. For more information, please visit http://www.judgealex.com.
SOURCE Twentieth Television
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