ATLANTA – Glenda Hatchett is best known as the television judge presiding over the syndicated courtroom series “Judge Hatchett.”
Prior to that, Hatchett was the chief presiding judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court in Atlanta for more than eight years, and ran one of the largest juvenile court systems in the nation.
Hatchett has authored two books – “Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say,” in 2004, and “Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose,” in 2010 – both of which became best sellers.
She has previously served as a board member for Gap, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America, and The Serivce Master Company. She is presently on the Board of Advisors for Play Pumps International, the National Board of Governors for Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and is a board member of the Atlanta Falcons.
In 2012 and 2013, Hatchett was an on-air legal consultant for 11Alive during coverage of the Andrea Sneiderman murder trial, providing legal analysis and commentary. She has also provided legal analysis to other news outlets in the United States and overseas.
In 2014, Hatchett opened The Hatchett Firm, a national law firm with a focus on wrongful death, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, product liability, class action, premises liability and social security.
Hatchett is set to begin production on a new television courtroom series, “The Verdict with Judge Hatchett,” this fall.
An Atlanta native, Hatchett is a 1973 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she received her B.A. in political science. She received her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in 1977.