Glenda Hatchett Biography
Glenda Hatchett is an American attorney and television personality born on 31st May 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the star of the reality court show ‘The Verdict with Judge Hatchett’ and former reality star of the former court show ‘Judge Hatchett’.
Glenda Hatchett is also a motivational speaker and is mostly invited in events and conferences as a key note speaker. In 2013 during the Pennsylvania Conference for Women 10th Anniversary she was the opening keynote speaker. She is the only in the Conference’s 10 year history to be invited to speak more than once.
Glenda has appeared as a guest commentator and legal analyst on national issues on many media oullets such as CNN, The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Mo’Nique Show, and the Young and the Restless.
Glenda Hatchett Age
Glenda was born on 31st May 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia (67 years as of 2018)
Glenda Hatchett Husband
Glenda was previously married but later divorced from her estranged husband. No details about her husband nor marriage are available.
Glenda Hatchett Sons | Glenda Hatchett Children
Glenda has two sons from her previous marriage Charles Grenda and Christopher Glenda
Glenda Hatchett Net worth
Glenda has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million.
Glenda Hatchett Education
Glenda attended Anderson Park Elementary School and Charles Lincoln Harper High School. In 1973 she graduated from Mt.Holyoke College with a Bachelors degree of Arts in political science. She later joined Emory University School of Law graduating in 1977 with a law degree. In 2000 she was awarded honorary degree by Mt. Holyoke College.
Glenda Hatchett Career
Glenda Delta Air Lines
Hatchet completed a federal clerkship in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia. She later joined Delta Air Lines serving both as senior attorney and public relations manager becoming the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide.
As senior attorney, Hatchett litigated cases in federal courts throughout the country, and as Manager of Public Relations, she supervised global crisis management, and media relations for all of Europe, Asia and the United States.
In January 1990 she was named “100 Best and Brightest Black Women in Corporate America” by Ebony Magazine. She was awarded the Emory Medal, the highest award given to an alum by the university, due to her commitment to excellence and service within the community.
Glenda Delta Fulton County
In 1990 she was appointed as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court becoming Georgia’s first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of astate court and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.
In 2000 she quit Fulton County and began presiding over Judge Hatchett, a nationally syndicated television show. The show was nominated for Emmy awards in 2008 and 2009 for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program. The show ran for 13 seasons before it ended.
Hatchet has served as a board of director for Gap, Inc. the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and The Service Master Company. Since 2004 she has been a board member of the Atlanta Falcons Football Organization, and serves on the Board of Advisors for Play Pumps International. She also serves on the National Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Board of Governors.
Glenda Hatchett Law Firm | The Hatchett Firm, PC
In 2014 she co-founded The Hatchett Firm, PC in Atlanta. The firm deals with Catastrophic Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Class Action law suits. In addition to practicing law.
Glenda Hatchett Cancer
Judge Glenda Hatchett is helps raise Breast Cancer and is involved in The Pink Frog Foundation.
“We as African-American women die at a much higher rate of breast cancer because of late detection and inadequate health care. What I’m suggesting is that we buddy up…that we have bosom buddies. Let’s make sure we schedule our annual. I do my on my birthday so that I won’t forget.”
Glenda Hatchett Health Problems | Daughter
Charles S. Johnson IV, the son of Glenda Hatchett, lost his wife Kyira Dixon Johnson from complications of cesarean section. Charles filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctors in charge of caring for Kyira.
The autopsy states that Kira died of hemorrhagic shock due to acute hemoperitoneum although Charles claimed that the doctors did not respond to her symptoms and did not treat her bleeding in a timely matter.
“The tragic death of this magnificent young woman who had become my daughter was absolutely so unnecessary. The complaint speaks for itself and I trust this lawsuit will spare other families the enormous pain that we are suffering.” Judge Hatchett said.
According to the court documents Kira gave birth to her second son on 12th April and was transferred to the recovery room around hours later the nurses noticed blood in her urine catheter and informed the doctors who ordered a CT Scan to view her pelvis and abdomen which was never performed.
The doctors allegedly requested Kyira to undergo surgery to identify the cause of the bleeding in which they found three liters of blood in her abdomen and was pronounced dead on 13th April.
Glenda Hatchett Books
- Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say” (HarperCollins) (2004)
- Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose (2010)