Tanya Acker

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Tanya Acker is an American judge on CBS Television Distribution’s syndicated court show HOT BENCH. Tanya Acker is also a civil litigator and a frequent television commentator. She is a youth empowerment advocate as well.

Birth Facts

Judge Tanya Acker was on March 13, 1970. Likewise, her birthplace is Los Angeles, United States of America. Tanya’s age is currently 52 years old and is under the astrological sign, Pisces. She holds American nationality but her ethnicity is unknown as of now.

Her father’s name is Bill Acker and her mother’s name is Aretha Acker. But the information related to her siblings, cousins, grandparents, relatives, and others is not available at the moment. Moreover, Tanya’s parents were post office workers.

And, her parents raised her in Fernando Valley, Lake View Terrace in Los Angeles. She very much loves her family and parents and also loves sharing their pictures on her social media accounts. She also owns two cute dogs and their names are Max and Isis.

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Caption: Judge Tanya Acker and her mother (Source: Instagram)


Regarding Tanya’s educational background and qualifications, she received her B.A. degree at Howard University in the year 1992. She then went on to graduate summa cum laude and also became a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

She also received a Luard Scholarship for study at St. Anne’s College at Oxford University. Tanya also was able to receive an Earl Warren Scholarship from the NAACP and a Coker Fellowship from the Yale faculty at Yale Law School.

Tanya Acker then went on to graduate from Yale Law School in the year 1995.

And, during her time at law school, she was able to work at the Office of White House Counsel, the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice, and also the private law firms O’Melveny & Myers, Irell & Manella, and Williams & Connolly.

Tanya Acker – Net Worth 2023

According to Wiking, Judge Tanya Acker has a net worth of $500k – $ 1 million as of 2022, and her main source of income is her career as a Television Personality.

Relationship Status

Judge Tanya Acker tied the knot with her husband and lives with him in their Beverly Hills rental home. However, little to no information regarding her love life and her husband is available until now.

She most likely keeps her personal as well as love life private and away from attention. But in one of the past interviews, she said that Judge Dorothy Nelson officiated at her wedding.

Professional Life

Judge Tanya Acker was able to serve as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Her duties included advising as well as making recommendations to Ninth Circuit judges about rulings on a broad variety of cases and preparing Judge Nelson for oral arguments on matters before the Court.

She then received a Bristow Fellowship from the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Likewise, Tanya was able to get into private practice, and her legal work spanned a broad variety of matters from civil litigation involving public and private entities, to various constitutional cases, to providing business counseling and advice.

She also was able to receive the ACLU’s First Amendment Award for her successful representation of the homeless in a case against the City of Santa Barbara.

She even was able to work in entertainment industry outreach for the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign in California. Acker worked as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Los Angeles mayoral campaign of City Councilman Bernard C. Parks.

Then, she went on to work as the General Counsel of a company that manufactured emissions control products after that.

More About Career

Judge Tanya Acker also hosts her podcast “The Tanya Acker Show”.

This show is about recognizing that we’re bigger than our problems and is also about looking at the truth; fighting better and smarter with each other; brainstorming ideas; knowing that bad things are fixable, and having more fun.

She along with her guests explore a wide range of topics in the show.

Moreover, Tanya is an experienced television commentator as well.

She featured in Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Wendy Williams, The Talk,  Inside Edition, CNN Reports, Anderson Cooper 360, Extra, Your World With Neil Cavuto, The Insider, CNBC Reports, Great Britain’s GMTV, Sky News, and various other broadcasts.

She also has been able to serve as a temporary judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program.

Furthermore, the nontraditional panel-based court show “Hot Bench” is created by Judge Judy Sheindlin and executive produced by David Theodosopoulos. There are three judges in the show and Tanya is one of them.

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Caption: Judge Tanya Acker along with her co-judge from the show (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

Judge Tanya Acker is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She has garnered 26.6k followers on Instagram and 11.8k followers on Twitter. Likewise, she has mustered 13k followers on Facebook.

Tanya Acker – Body Measurements

Judge Tanya Acker has a height of 5 feet 8 inches but her weight is not available until now. Similarly to that, her other body measurements are also still under review. Moreover, Tanya has black hair and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Judge Tanya Acker posing for a picture (Source: Instagram)