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 is the founder of The Hatchett Firm, P.C. a national firm located in Atlanta, GA. The firm specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases and fatal police misconduct cases. Similar to her time on the bench, Hatchett vows to pursue justice for those who have experienced significant loss from the carelessness of others, and the families of victims of senseless violence at the hands of law enforcement. The Hatchett Firm assists attorneys across the nation with direct involvement in settlement negotiation and serves as co-counsel where necessary. The Hatchett Firm also specializes in risk and crisis management for a select group of high profile clients.

With over 30 years of experience as a judge, corporate lawyer, and board member of corporate and nonprofit organizations, Hatchett has established a legacy of excellence.


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.

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Motivational Speaker

In addition to practicing law, Hatchett is a motivational speaker and speaks at conferences and events all across the United States. In 2013, she was the opening keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women 10th Anniversary, where Hillary Clinton gave the closing speech.
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  • Corporate Topics

    • The Corporate Challenge to Lead and Serve
    • Motivating and Inspiring the Workforce to Expect and Work Toward Greatness
    • Defining and Maintaining Your Leadership Brand
    • Challenge of the Balance
    • Finding Your Purposeful Path: Dare to Take Charge

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  • General Topics

    • The Corporate Challenge to Lead and Serve
    • A Promise to Keep; The Challenge to Help Americas Children Soar
    • Effective Parenting Strategies Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
    • Finding Your Purposeful Path- Dare to Take Charge

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– 1977 , Law School Graduate

Glenda Hatchett receives her juris doctor degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA.

– 1990 , Ebony Magazine Recognition

Ebony Magazine names Hatchett one of the “100 Best and Brightest Black Women in Corporate America.”

– 1990 , Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court

Hatchett leaves Delta Airlines and is appointed as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court.

– 2000 , Judge Hatchett

Nationally syndicated television courtroom series, Judge Hatchett, began airing in 2000 and is going into its 16th season.

– 2014 , The Hatchett Firm, PC

The Hatchett Firm, specializing in wrongful deaths and personal injury, is founded.

– 2016 , Return to Television!

Judge Hatchett returns to television with a brand new show, The Verdict with Judge Hatchett.




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