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Former TV Judge Joe Brown of Memphis; arrogant bully


The state of Tennessee presented Joe Brown with a law license in 1973  after he graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School.


Before becoming a so-called TV Judge, Joey was employed as a prosecutor in Memphis.


In March 2014, Joey was arrested in Memphis and charged with five (5) counts of contempt of court and for getting “verbally abusive” during a child support case.


Joey was representing a woman at a hearing who was being sued for child support; however, court staff could not find any record of the case. Magistrate Judge Harold Home then went about attempting to set a new court date. Judge Home’s actions led Joey to say:


“It it pleases the tribunal, I will file a petition for habeas corpus and close this place down like I did before if you make my client come back here one more time.”


Judge Home responds by warning Joey that he is close to finding himself in contempt of court. This lead Joey to say, “Excuse me. On what authority do you sit by the way?


Joey then attacks the legitimacy, authority and competency by telling Judge Home the following:

  • “Find the law. Or I’m reporting you to the court of the judiciary. I’ll have you charged with violation of process.”
  • “Now, if you want to get into this, let’s get into it. This sorry operation needs to stop.”

Magistrate Dan Michael, Chief Magistrate judge of the Shelby Count Juvenile Court, said Joey “dam near caused a riot in the courtroom, he had people so inflamed.” (Washington Post)


Joey was subsequently found in contempt of court and sentenced to five days in jail.


Despite being a multi-millionaire, Joey is currently running as a Democrat for Shelby County (Memphis) District Attorney against Amy Weirich.


As a result of his contempt conviction, the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility should be filing an ethics complaint against Joey, which should lead to his law license being suspended.



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