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Judge Lynn Toler Bio
Judge Lynn Toler (born: Lynn C. Toler) is an American Lawyer and a veteran municipal court judge best known for being an arbitrator (judge) on the court series Divorce Court. She is the longest serving host on the television court program having joined in 2006.
Toler appears regularly as a guest expert on WeTV’s Marriage Bootcamp. She attended Harvard College earning an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature in 1981 and also a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984.
At the age of 33 in 1993, Toler was elected judge of The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court. This was eight years after working as an attorney specializing in civil matters. She volunteered actively in her community creating innovative programs for young offenders such as Woman Talk. Woman Talk is a program designed to intensively mentor young, at-risk girls.
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How Old Is Judge Lynn Toler? Toler was born on October 25, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She is 59 years old as of 2018.
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Toler was born to Bill Toler and Shirley Toler and has a sister Kathy Toler.Judge Lynn Toler Photo
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Is Judge Lynn Toler Married? Toler has been married to Eric Mumford since April, 1989.
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With Mumford, Toler has two sons and four stepsons.
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Toler won her first judicial race by just 6 votes in a predominantly Democratic district as a Republican, where Democrats held 5:1 majority at 34 years old. The cases she handled involved all misdemeanor crimes, traffic, and minor cost civil cases. They were within an inner ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio of about 50,000 residents. She was re-elected in 2000 garnering 80% of the vote. She was known for enforcing nontraditional judgments, such as hand written essays.
Toler also created and ran a mentoring program for teenage girls while on the bench. She also served on many boards including The Juvenile Diabetes Board, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and The Cleveland Domestic Violence Center. Toler received The Humanitarian of the Year Award from The Cleveland Domestic Violence Center in 2002.
Between 2001 and 2006, while serving as a retired judge, she became an adjunct professor at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. There, she created, and taught, courses on Civil Rights Law and Women’s Rights.
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Toler became the host of the longest running television court program, “Divorce Court” in 2006. Lynn seen providing counsel, words of wisdom, and trying to talk sense into the show’s outrageous couples. Judge Toler has a strident vocal timbre and uses emphasis in much of her speech. Her dedication to ending domestic violence continues.
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Judge Toler has authored three books. She published her first book “My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius” in 2006. It is a humorous memoir in which Judge Toler recounts a childhood lived in the shadow of mental illness. She also provides a practical guide to the emotional lessons learned from that experience and her time on the bench.
Her second book “Put It In Writing,” coauthored with Deborah Hutchison, was published in September, 2009. Put It In Writing gives readers concrete, conflict-free solutions to the difficult situations that arise between family and friend
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Her third book Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution, was published in 2012. .Making Marriage Work is an updated manual to help get the job of marriage done right in this day and age. It suggests specific procedures that should be put in place to bridge the gap between head over heels and happily ever after.
The book explains how to phrase things in order to span the great hormonal divide men and women often fall into when trying to talk to one another. It also discusses the very new and real challenges to marriage created in a culture often overwhelmed by the emphasis on (and ability to attain) instant gratification.
Replete with simple, no-nonsense rules, Divorce Court anecdotes, and stories about Judge Toler’s own union, Making Marriage Work contains invaluable information couples can use today to secure their marital tomorrow.
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Through her wide career of being a popular lawyer and a reality television star, Toler is one of the highest paid lawyers. She has an estimated net worth of $15 million though her annual salary is not yet revealed.
Judge Lynn Toler Mother Died
Toler’s mother, nicknamed Toni, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on August 31, 2016 at 8:30 in the morning. Toler describes her mother as selfless, kind, tenacious, gracious, a truly extraordinary individual.
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Judge Lynn Toler Interview
Published: May 18, 2011
Interviewer: How do you freshen up a TV formula that’s been around since 1957?
Toler: Starting next season I’ll be doing dissolutions of cohabitation — in other words, for people who are shacking up. The marriage rate is dropping significantly and unwed couples who live together have the same problems as those headed toward divorce. Who’s getting out of the apartment lease? Who gets the car? Who gets Fluffy? By the way, I’m kicking and screaming about this change. Hate it, hate it, hate it.
Interviewer: Seriously? How come?
Toler: Because I’m old-school. I don’t believe in shacking up and hooking up and having two or three baby daddies. Society has evolved, and we need to address this so that our show keeps providing a service people can use. But I say, “Get married or don’t do it at all!”
Interviewer: Wouldn’t that just add to the divorce rate?
Toler: Merging two lives should be a long, hard and arduous decision, and when people cohabitate, they procreate. Know what I mean? Children are a lifetime commitment. If you’re not cool enough with your guy or your gal to say “Until death do us part,” what are you doing? When I was girl, you did not get pregnant out of wedlock. If you did, it was shameful. Now girls are like, “Yep, I’m 16 and pregnant. So?”
Interviewer: How do you stay sane judging so many bitter, battling people?
Toler: I spent eight years in a municipal court, handling domestic-violence cases, sending people to jail, watching so many young black men falling off the edge. I would arraign 60 people in a morning. That was stressful. This is a vacation.
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