Judge Wapner, also know as Judge Joseph Albert Wapner, passed away today at the age of 97, reportedly passing peacefully in his sleep.
Judge Wapner was the the judge on the famous television show “The People’s Court”. Judge Wapner presided over conciliation court disputes on the show from 1981 to 1993. Growing up in the 80’s and always wanting to be a lawyer, Judge Wapner’s People’s Court was a significant influence on my legal career.
Read more about Judge Wapner’s career and life on his Wikipedia page.
Coley Grostyan is a Minneapolis defense attorney.