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Christopher Johnson Hatchett Firm

Christopher L. Johnson

Christopher L. Johnson serves as Managing Partner directing all aspects of The Hatchett  Firm (THF), which specializes in Personal Injury, Insurance Litigation, Contract Negotiations,  Crisis Management, and Real Estate. In this capacity, he drives operational excellence that  contributes to the firm’s growth, competitiveness, and performance regionally and nationally.

Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge to THF, having worked for Senator John McCain in  Washington D.C. and Obama for America across the country. He also has extensive experience  in diverse areas of law, policy, and business, which includes but is not limited to insurance,  corporate operation matters (including mergers and acquisitions), healthcare, intellectual  property, and regulatory compliance. He also has formidable experience in complex tort  litigation, with an impeccable trial practice record. Prior to joining THF, Johnson practiced at  law firms where he focused on insurance defense, securities, medical malpractice, workers  compensation, franchise, employment, and international licensing.

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Glenda A. Hatchett, Esq.

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she represented Delta Air Lines in labor/personnel and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. As Public Relations Manager, she supervised global crisis management and handled media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia.

Hatchett has served on the Boards of three Fortune 500 companies – HCA, The Gap Inc. and ServiceMaster Company.

Hatchett left Delta Air Lines to accept an appointment as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Juvenile Court—becoming the first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court in Georgia and head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country. She is a member of the Georgia Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Hatchett presides over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, now in its 16th season.

ìJUDGE HATCHETTî LOGO SYNDICATED COURT SERIES ìJUDGE HATCHETTî CONTINUES TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE Sony Pictures Televisionís successful courtroom series Judge Hatchett returns for its ninth year in syndication in September 2008 (check local listings for station and time). At the core of the series success is Judge Glenda Hatchett. Her strong yet compassionate nature paired with her revolutionary courtroom style and focus on relevant social issues is what makes Judge Hatchett the only courtroom series of its kind on the air today. During her nine years on the bench in Georgia, Judge Glenda Hatchett modernized the stateís juvenile court sentencing procedures by pioneering an effective method for communicating with truants through ìintervention.î The Judge consistently incorporates this intervention program into her self-titled series by sentencing litigants to spend time with community leaders and successful professionals, as well as those whoíve gone through the criminal justice system. Copyright © 2008 Sony Pictures Television. All rights reserved.

Hatchett presides over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated courtroom series, Judge Hatchett, now in its 16th season. Most recently, Hatchett has returned to TV in her new television court series, The Verdict with Judge Hatchett.

Hatchett recently announced the formation of the Hatchett Firm – specializing in risk and crisis management, as well as innovative and effective closing and settlement strategies.  The firm engages in a national network of Attorneys to handle complex civil litigation specializing in catastrophic injuries and mass tort litigation.



Wrongful Death

We understand how to treat clients recovering from debilitating grief.

Catastrophic Injury

Injuries that are considered catastrophic can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities directly affecting their quality of life.

Police Misconduct

Claims of this nature are very unique and the victims should be treated with compassion, sensitivity and consideration.

Product Liability

Regardless of the product in question or how and where your accident occurred, The Hatchett Firm offers sound guidance and solid support.

Class Action

When the facts and legal issues are similar, the parties may join together to bring a legal action against the party responsible for the tort.

Premises Liability

Under premises liability law, property owners can be held financially accountable for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises.

Civil Rights

A civil rights attorney can improve your chances significantly by presenting your case in the most favorable light.

Real Estate & Contract Negotiations

Contracts are vital to every deal. We’ll make sure you’re air tight.





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