Maria Lopez, the only judge in history to yell at a lawyer (that’s a joke, son), is profiled in the forthcoming issue of Massachsuetts Lawyers Weekly. Her “Judge Judy”-style show, “Judge Maria Lopez,” will make its debut on Sept. 11.
Lopez tells reporter David Frank: “I used to have some regrets about what had happened until this television opportunity came along. I used to say I regretted having lost my temper, but I don’t anymore because it was that loss of temper that has gotten me to where I am today. It’s the irony of it all.”
Here is the article I wrote about Lopez’s travails six years ago, when I was working for her husband. I think it stands up pretty well. And I hope her show’s a success.