Lynn Toler is an American lawyer, Judge & TV personality for Divorce Court series. She is one of the longest-reigning arbiters on TV and does the reality show based on law, since 2006. So far, Toler has completed its 21st season and is also regular for WeTV’s Marriage BootCamp.
She has a very influential personality who took on multiple roles like a professor, lawyer, TV personality and Judge. So far, she lives a sound and successful life alongside her author husband and two children. Let’s get to know her more closely with her bio, which further deals with her career, married life and children. Without further ado, let us begin with her Wiki.
Birth Details, Early life & Education
Currently 60, Lynn Toler was born on October 25, 1959, to attorney Bill Toler (Father) and Shirley Toler (Mother).
Despite being born in an economically sound African-American family, her life wasn’t a fairy tale. Even a perfect family has to go through a million problems.
As per Toler’s auto-biography, she too had a difficult childhood as her father was an alcoholic with untreated severe schizophrenia.
After high school, her father wanted her to become a doctor, but she wasn’t so good at maths. So she studied law as this was only a natural decision for her. She enrolled at Harvard College in 1981 and did her undergraduate degree in English and American Literature. After that, she did her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984.
Lynn Toler’s Career & TV Shows
Toler worked as an attorney specialising in civil matters at Cleveland Heights Municipal Court. Later she became a judge there for eight long years, winning the judicial election. She reportedly was married at 30, and already had two sons at the age of 33, and 34 respectively. She won her first judicial in predominantly Democratic district as a Republican, only by six votes.
As a judge for civil matters, she looked after all misdemeanour crimes, traffic, and minor cost civil from Cleveland, Ohio. In her second election in 2000, Toler received 80% of the vote. Toler in her days was known for enforcing nontraditional judgments and was famous for handing out handwritten essays as a verdict.
She mainly worked for women empowerment and monitored many programs related to teenage girls.
She served on the Juvenile Diabetes Board, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and The Cleveland Domestic Violence Center and always encouraged non-violence. After she retired as Clivlend’s judge, she worked as an adjunct professor at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio and taught Civil Rights Law, & Women’s Rights.
TV Career Post-Retirement
After Retirement, she started appearing on numerous TV shows. As per Divorce Court’s official website, Lynn Toler has worked as an expert on a variety of shows for famous TV stars like Larry King Live, Bill O’Reilly, Dr Phil, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, Dr Drew, to name a few. However, in 2006, she started her own show Divorce Court.
Lynn Toler is seen more like a therapist and a mediator between a couple who usually bring unusual problems to the table. She is appropriately seen looking into situations and finding out well-accepted answers for a couple who are not willing to reconcile.
The 60-year-old also was the host of a court show Power of Attorney which failed to gain success like her current show and was cut short, alongside her current show she also appeared in MyNetworkTV’s Decision House.
Toler from 2008 to 2009 also worked as a bi-monthly contributor for a weekly National Public Radio (NPR) radio show News and Notes.
She also has written two books and co-written a book. Her first book, My Mother’s Rules, A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius, came out in 2007. In 2009, Judge Toler published her second book co-authored with Deborah Hutchison named “Put It In Writing”, and in 2012 she published her third book “Making Marriage Work, New Rules for an Old Institution”.
What Is Judge Toler’s Current Net Worth?
Judge Toler Lynn has a long list of a successful career as an attorney, to judge, and then being one of the known TV personalities, and appearing in several shows, to publishing three books, she has done it all. As of 2019, Toler reportedly receives around $5 million in salary from her variable jobs & her current net worth is reportedly around $20 million.
Lynn Toler Marriage, Children, & Divorce Rumors
Lynn Toler is married her Eric Mumford in 1990. As per tabloids, Eric is an Author. They knew each other a long time before they were married and the pair is together for 30 years. Additionally, they also share two sons, Xavier and William Mumford. Eric, however, has four children from his previous marriage as well.
As a young mother who has Schizophrenia (like her father), Toler reportedly was once stressed and unable to balance her marriage. She even recalls that it almost could have ended in a divorce. However, we are delighted that things did not go there as now they are happily married for more than 30 years and have a beautiful family together with their two sons. We wish the family to remain together like this for all eternity.