Jade Ellis Mathis, also known as “The Resilient JEM” is an attorney, public speaker, mental health advocate, and television personality. While following in the footsteps of her father, host of the nationally syndicated Emmy Award-winning Judge Mathis show, Jade experienced several obstacles and setbacks on her challenging road to becoming an attorney. After receiving a life-changing mental health diagnosis while in college, Jade was determined to change the way the world views mental health. Jade’s bold, authentic, unapologetic, and unashamed approach to addressing mental health is admired and respected by many. In 2016, Jade captured the attention of millions across the world by sharing her story of resilience and perseverance in her “Don’t Quit, Anything Can Happen” viral testimonial video, changing countless lives.
A former non-traditional prosecutor, Jade observed firsthand the disparities and deficits in the criminal justice system and created unique diversion programs as alternatives to incarceration. Jade has been featured in several media outlets and serves as an influencer, moderator, panelist, and keynote speaker for national organizations, schools, conferences, and religious institutions.