Tanya Acker Biography
Tanya Acker is an American civil litigator and a frequent television commentator. She serves as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution’s syndicated court show HOT BENCH, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin. She is also a youth empowerment advocate.
Tanya serves on the boards of Public Counsel, the nation’s largest provider of free legal services; the Western Justice Center, which promotes alternative dispute resolutions and also (WLACC). She is also on the Pacific Battleship Center, which operates the Battleship USS Iowa Museum; and Rainbow Services, which provides shelter services to victims of domestic violence. Judge Acker is an experienced civil litigator. Judge Acker has represented a wide array of clients, from major automobile manufacturers in high stakes product liability litigation to media companies in hotly contested trade secret disputes.
Tanya Acker Education
In 1992, Acker received her B.A. degree at Howard University, where she then graduated summa cum laude and was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was also awarded a Luard Scholarship for study at St. Anne’s College at Oxford University. Acker served there as the co-editor-in-chief of the Oxford University Women’s Magazine. Acker was also awarded an Earl Warren Scholarship by the NAACP and a Coker Fellowship by the Yale faculty at Yale Law School.
She graduated from Yale Law School in 1995. At Yale Law School, she represented low-income women in family law cases and served as a teaching assistant in Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure courses. During her time at law school, Acker worked at the Office of White House Counsel, the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice and also the private law firms O’Melveny & Myers, Irell & Manella, and Williams & Connolly. She assisted President Clinton’s personal lawyers with press interviews, worked on the preparation of Congressional testimony for pending product liability legislation and researched First Amendment issues at Williams & Connolly.
Judge Tanya Acker
After law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Tanya’s duties included advising and making recommendations to Ninth Circuit judges about rulings on a broad variety of cases and preparing Judge Nelson for oral arguments on matters before the Court.
After her work as a clerk, she was awarded a Bristow Fellowship by the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice. While at Bristow Fellow, she drafted Supreme Court briefs on cases including Clinton v. Jones. There, she assisted the Solicitor General in preparing for oral argument before the High Court.
Acker got into private practice and her legal work spanned a broad variety of matters from civil litigation involving public and private entities, to various constitutional cases, to providing business counseling and advice. Judge Acker also maintained a commitment to pro bono work. She received the ACLU’s First Amendment Award for her successful representation of the homeless in a case against the City of Santa Barbara.
Judge Acker worked in entertainment industry outreach for the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign in California. She also worked as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Los Angeles mayoral campaign of City Councilman Bernard C. Parks. She then worked as the General Counsel of a company that manufactured emissions control products each after that.
Tanya Acker Age
Judge Tanya was born on 13 March 1970 in Los Angeles, USA. Acker celebrates her birthday on 13th March every year.
Tanya Acker Family
Acker was born to her father Bill and Aretha Acker. Her parents were post office workers and they raised her in Fernando Valley, Lake View Terrace in Los Angeles. Acker loves sharing her parents’ photos on her social media pages and also her cute dogs Max and Isis.
After doing our research, it is not known if she has any siblings.
Judge Tanya Acker Husband | Wedding
Judge Acker keeps her personal life very private, though she wears a wedding band on her wedding finger, nothing is known about her marriage or her husband. In a past interview, she has shared that Judge Dorothy Nelson officiated at her wedding.
Tanya Acker Body Measurements
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 116.845 lbs
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Body Shape: Not Available
- Hair Colour: Not Available
Tanya Acker Salary
Acker receives a salary of $50 thousand for a single episode of Hot Bench.
Tanya Acker Net Worth
Working as a civil litigator and commentator, there is no doubt Acker earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, her exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Tanya Acker Podcast
Judge Acker hosts her podcast The Tanya Acker Show which is about recognizing that we’re bigger than our problems. It is also about looking at truth; fighting better and smarter with each other; brainstorming ideas; knowing that bad thing are fixable, and having more fun. Acker and her guests explore a wide range of topics – from fighting frivolous lawsuits to then ensuring meaningful criminal justice reform to breaking bread with political opponents without breaking glass in each other’s faces.
Her early guests included Anthony Daniels, Alabama House Minority leader (and the first African-American to hold the job); Lecia Brooks, historical consultant on BlacKKKlansman and expert on voting rights; Lawyers Paul Derby, Michael Trope on fighting frivolous lawsuits and former prosecutor David Kettel on crying wolf to the police.
Tanya Acker Commentary
Acker is also an experienced television commentator. Judge Acker has been a featured guest on “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Wendy Williams,” “The Talk, ” “Inside Edition,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Larry King Live,” “CNN Reports,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Extra,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “The Insider,” “CNBC Reports,” Great Britain’s “GMTV,” Sky News, and various other broadcasts. She has also guest co-hosted CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” and contributes to the Huffington Post.
Acker has served as a temporary judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program.
Tanya Acker Hot Bench
The nontraditional panel-based court show Hot Bench is created by Judge Judy Sheindlin and executive produced by David Theodosopoulos. The three-judge panel comprises of Patricia DiMango, Tanya Acker and Michael Corriero. The show’s executive producers are Amy Freisleben, Belinda Jackson and James Glover. The Hot Bench is produced by Big Ticket Pictures and Queen Bee Productions. It is then distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tanya Acker
Who is Tanya Acker?
Judge Acker is one of America’s best-known and loved television show judges.
How old is Tanya Acker?
Tanya Acker is 49 years old as of 2019. She was born in 1970
How tall is Tanya Acker?
Acker’s height is not yet revealed.
Is Tanya Acker married?
Judge Acker is married but she has not yet revealed her husband’s name.
How much is Tanya Acker worth?
Her net worth is not yet revealed.
How much does Tanya Acker make?
Judge Acker is estimated to receive a salary of $50 thousand for a single episode of Hot Bench.
Where does Tanya Acker live?
Acker lives in Beverly Hills.
Is Tanya Acker dead or alive?
Judge Acker is still alive and in good health.
Where is Tanya Acker now?
Judge Acker serves as a judge on the nontraditional panel-based court show Hot Bench.
Is Tanya Acker Really a Judge?
Yes, Judge Acker is an experienced civil litigator.
Is Tanya Acker Husband White?
There is no information revealed regarding Tanya’s husband. She rather prefers to keep her personal life very private.
Tanya Acker Social Media Accounts
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