Yodit Tewolde Biography

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Yodit Tewolde is a well-known criminal defense attorney and journalist famously known for her frequent appearances on several major news channels. She is a true example of a strong and opinionated woman who has contributed immensely towards the legal system, justice, and understanding of the law. 

Early Life

Yodit Tewolde was born in Eritrea, Africa on 10th December 1982 and later shifted to the USA. She spent her childhood days in Dallas, Texas. She was born in a family of black ethnic background but has not shared any details about her parents and family members. Yodit completed her bachelor of arts degree from Texas A&M University in English and Communication in 2005. Later, she also went ahead to pursue a Doctor of Law degree in 2006 and graduated in 2009.

Yodit Tewolde Career

At the initial phase of her career, she worked as a clerk in the office of Honorable Irma Ramirez at the Northern District of Texas state court. She started off as a lawyer in 2011 when she worked as Assistant District Attorney at Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Yodit worked there for almost 3 years and represented the state in several trials, and pre-trials, and also oversaw around 75 trials as the first chair. She also worked on legal research and interpreted laws and regulations. Yodit started working as a criminal defense attorney at her firm Law Office of Yodit Tewolde, PLLC where she started providing her expertise over criminal cases and also worked for Criminal justice reform.

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In 2016, she was included in the list “Female Success Factor Top 25 Women of Dallas” by Rolling Out Magazine. She was also among the 12 Influential Young Pan African women to watch as released by Face2Face in 2017. Later she left her practice as a criminal attorney in 2019. Throughout her career, she has actively been seen on media platforms like CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many others where she provides legal analysis of situations and discussions. Currently, she is working as one of the judges in Hot Bench and is also the most liked judge on the show. 

Social Media

Yodit currently has 55.5k followers on her Instagram account where she actively posts about her career, discussions and also expresses her views. She is also active on her Twitter handle since 2013 when she currently has 11.3k followers.

Yodit Tewolde Biography

Real Name Yodit Tewolde
Birth Date December 10, 1982
Age (as of 2023) 40 Years
Birth Place Khartoum, Sudan, North Africa
Nationality American
Profession Attorney
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  127 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim




College Texas A&M University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her husband? None
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Personal Life

Yodit has never opened up about her personal life and relationships but it is believed that she is currently married. There are no particular details available about her spouse or even about her year of marriage. Other than this, she is known to have a pet dog named Miles.

Yodit Tewolde Net Worth

Yodit Tewolde has been active in her career as a lawyer and has earned a lot of wealth over the years. Her annual earnings can be estimated to be around $60k and are known to lead a generous lifestyle. Her net worth has not been officially reviewed but it can be estimated to be around $2 million.


  • Yodit was the editor-in-chief of her University Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty.
  • She received the 2018 Balck Women In Media Honour.
  • In 2015, she was included in the list of 10 most beautiful women in Dallas by D Magazine.
  • She was also included in the Nation’s Best Advocate 40 lawyers under 40 list by the National Bar Association in 2016.

15 thoughts on “Yodit Tewolde Biography”

  1. I admire the accomplishments of Judge Tewolde . She is an inspiration to black women in her work and now she’s seen on “HOT BENCH “ inspired by Judge Judy.
    It’s refreshing to see women in respected roles, and changing the world!
    Continued success!!
    So proud:)

    • I Think Judge Yodit Tewolde is Absolutely Amazing! I have tried to find out about Her; and all I could find was The Incredible Accomplishments that She Has Achieved. All Her Private Life is Not available; and I Applaud Her for That!!! She is Truly a Testament to Privacy!!! I Wish Her All The Best!

  2. I love her. She’s so beautiful and intelligent. I’m also from Texas. She’s The Bold&Beautiful. I look up to you. Thank you for everything that you do. Hot Bench should be so proud to have you.

  3. Ms. Tewolde appears to wear a wedding ring which I noticed a couple of months ago, She looks in the red lipstick. Happy Birthday, and I wish you many more years of success.


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