What Is the Background of Florida Circuit Judge John Schlesinger?

John Schlesinger is the current judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida. Judge Schlesinger is married to celebrity and former circuit judge Marilyn Milian from the TV show “The People’s Court.” Schlesinger says his parents spurred his interest in law because they were both police officers in Buffalo. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 1982 and graduated with honors with a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1987.

Before winning his position at the 11th Judicial Court, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Florida from 1988 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2004. Schlesinger was elected to the 11th Judicial Court on Aug. 31, 2004, and took office in 2005. His wife, Marilyn Milian, previously held the position.

Six years later, Schlesinger ran again unopposed in a 2010 election and is currently serving a six-year term that ends on Jan. 2, 2017. Schlesinger and his wife Marilyn live in a $2.7 million home in Coral Gables, Florida, with their three children: Cristina, Alexandra and Sofia. Judge Schlesinger’s wife amassed a net worth of $18 million from her 12 1/2 seasons as the presiding judge on the show “The People’s Court.”