Judge Glenda Hatchett

We are honored to have Judge Glenda Hatchett, founder of The Hatchett Firm, P.C, presiding judge of the television court series The Verdict and national best selling author of Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say and Dare To Take Charge, as one of our speakers for the 2021 Redefining the Future Women Working in Corrections & Juvenile Justice conference!

Judge Hatchett presides over The Verdict, which is a follow-up series two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated, Judge Hatchett. The Verdict marks Entertainment Studios’ sixth current court series on JusticeCentral.TV. Her former show, Judge Hatchett, won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series.

Her firm, which is located in Atlanta, GA, specializes in risk and crisis management and catastrophic police misconduct cases. There she has access to an extensive network of attorneys who are dedicated to handling complex civil disputes, resulting from serious injuries and mass toro claims.

Hatchett is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law. She completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She also served Delta Air Lines for nearly 10 years as their Senior Attorney where she represented them in labor/personnel, and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. In addition, she served a Public Relations Manager with Delta and supervised global crisis management and media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia.

Hatchett left Delta to accept an appointment as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Juvenile Court. With this appointment, she became 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 the recipient of numerous awards including Roscoe Pound Award for outstanding work in Criminal Justice, NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award and she has been recognized as one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate American” by Ebony magazine. She was named Distinguished Alumna at Mt. Holyoke College, which later granted her an honorary degree. Her other alma mater, Emory University Law School, named her Outstanding Alumni of the Year and presented her with the highest award given to an alumni, the Emory Medal.

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.