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 Received her B.A. degree at Howard University in 1992, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was also awarded a Luard Scholarship for study at St. Anne’s College at Oxford University and 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.
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 resolution; the Western Los Angeles County Council of the Boy Scouts of America (the WLACC does not discriminate on any basis). 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.
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Judge Tanya was born on 13 March 1970 in Los Angeles, USA. She is 49 years old as of 2019.
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.
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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.
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There is no information revealed regarding Tanya’s husband. She rather prefers to keep her personal life very private.
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Tanya is an experienced civil litigator who 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.
She graduated from Yale Law School in 1995. At Yale, 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 the private law firms Irell & Manella, O’Melveny & Myers 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.
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, where 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. Tanya also maintained a commitment to pro bono work, receiving the ACLU’s First Amendment Award for her successful representation of the homeless in a case against the City of Santa Barbara.
She worked in entertainment industry outreach for the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign in California and 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 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 things 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. She has been a featured guest on “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Wendy Williams,” “The Talk, ” “Inside Edition,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Larry King Live,” “The Insider,” “CNN Reports,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Extra,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “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.
Tanya Acker Net Worth
Judge Tanya earns big from her legal and television career. She is believed to be worth millions but her net worth is not yet disclosed. According to some sources, she receives $50 thousand for a single episode of Hot Bench.