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Judge Alex is an American arbitration-based reality court show, presided over by retired police officer, lawyer, and Florida Judge Alex Ferrer. The series premiered on September 12, 2005, 4 months after Texas Justice ended, and ended on May 21, 2014. The show aired in syndication.[1]

Judge Alex
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GenreCourt show
Directed by
  • Eddie October
  • Michael Dimitch
  • Art Bergel
StarringJudge Alex Ferrer
Narrated byRandy Schell
Theme music composerScott Szabo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes1,350
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kathy Sapp
  • Burt Wheeler
  • Sharon Sussman
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Monet Lane Productions
(seasons 6-9)
(2010-2014)
20th Television
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture format480i (SDTV)
(2005-2010)
1080i (HDTV)
(2010-2014)
Original releaseSeptember 12, 2005 (2005-09-12) –
May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)

On January 17, 2014, it was announced that Judge Alex had ceased production.[2] New episodes aired until May 21, 2014.[3]

Judge Alex joined the law firm of Morgan & Morgan in March 2015.[4]

As the child of Cuban immigrants, Ferrer is fully bilingual. He is a regular contributor at abogados.com, Morgan & Morgan’s Spanish-language personal injury site.[5]

Judge Alex FerrerEdit

While Ferrer handled cases that ranged from armed robberies to kidnappings and first-degree murders as a Florida circuit court judge, his cases on Judge Alex have been described as far tamer, entertaining, and by the arbiter himself as often "bizarre." Every three weeks, he taped ten cases a day over three days previously in Houston where the show was based (once Texas Justice was cancelled, its courtroom set and theme song were used for Judge Alex); he then flew back home to Miami, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Personable and sensible with a sense of humor, Ferrer was not overly harsh or given to mouthing off like some of his judicial counterparts, though he did keep a firm control over his courtroom and did not allow misconduct or disrespect. Ferrer's rulings were often prefaced by his explanation of the law at hand to his audience.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Judge Alex' Gavels Its Way Into Syndication on September 12 as the Newest Court Show in Four Years". The Futon Critic (Press release). August 30, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Albiniak, Paige (January 17, 2014). "Twentieth's Judge Alex to End". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Judge Alex Facebook". Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "Attorney Alex Ferrer | Morgan & Morgan". Orlando Personal Injury Attorney | Florida Law | Free Consultations. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  5. ^ "Alex Ferrer | abogados.com". Abogados. Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  6. ^ Davis, Lyle (December 7, 2006). "Order in the Courts!". The Paper. Retrieved January 25, 2014.

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