Glenda Hatchett Biography
Glenda Hatchett is an American star judge of former “Judge Hatchett” at the court show and also an attorney. Recently, The Verdict with Judge Hatchett, and founding partner at the national law firm, The Hatchett Firm located in Atlanta, GA.
Glenda Hatchett Age| Birthday
Glenda is 69 years old as of May 2020. She was born on May 31, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia. Herchatt usually celebrates her birthday on 31st May every year. Glenda’s zodiac sign is Gemini.
Glenda Hatchett Education
Hatchett earned her B.A. in political science in 1973 from Mount Holyoke College. Fortunately, in the same college, she has been recognized as distinguished alumni and awarded an honorary degree in 2000. Hatchett then joined Emory University School of Law and received her Juris Doctor degree in the year 1977.
Glenda Hatchett Family
Glenda is the daughter of Clemmie Barnes(mother) and Paul Lawrence(father). Sadly, her father passed away in 1994. Her mother had served her church, Providence Justice, for about nine years as Glendas shared in her post. Additionally, her family has an ancestry descending from the Yoruba and Hausa people of Nigeria. Information regarding her siblings is not yet known but we will keep you posted as soon as the information is available.
Hatchett Husband| Children
Glenda is a divorced woman as of 2021. Unfortunately, she has not shared any details concerning her husband and married life. Hatchett has managed to keep her personal life private though it is known that she has two sons Charles S. Johnson IV and Christopher with her ex-spouse.
Sadly, her daughter in law Kyira Dixon(married to Charles), passed away after severe bleeding in April 2016 after 12 hours after giving birth to her second child at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In March 2017, Charles filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical center claiming that staff didn’t respond to Kyira’s bleeding in a timely manner.
Hatchett stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Glenda Hatchett Career
After Glenda graduated from law school, she completed a coveted federal clerkship in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia then at Delta Air Lines. Luckily, at Delta, she became the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide, serving as a senior attorney as well as public relations manager. As a senior, she litigated cases in federal courts. As a manager of public relations, she supervised global crisis management, and medical relations for all of Europe and Asia, and the United States. Ebony Magazine, recognized Glenda as one of the “100 Best and Brightest Black Women in Corporate America in January 1990. Glenda was awarded the Emory Medal, the highest award given to an alumna in Mount Holyoke College
In 1990, Glenda left Delta Airlines for the purpose of becoming Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court. Moreover, she became the first African American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.
Glenda left Fulton County in 2000. She began presiding over the nationally syndicated television show, Judge Hatchett for eight seasons, Sony Pictures Television. The show is recently running in its sixth year of national syndication. The Best of Judge Hatchett show airs on the WeTV network.The show has been nominated for 2 daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom in 2008 and 2009.
Additionally, in 2004, she authored Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say the national bestseller, and released Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose in 2010 which fortunately #1 National Bestseller.
Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of GAP, Inc. the Hospital Corporation of America, and the Service Master Company. From 2014 till today, she has been a board member of the Atlanta Falcons Football Organization. Glenda also serves on the Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Board of Governors.
In 2014, she returned to her hometown. She launched The Hatchett Firm,pc, a national law firm focusing on Catastrophic Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Class Action lawsuits. Despite Hatchett practicing law, she is a motivational speaker and speaks at conferences and events across the US. At the Pennsylvania Conference, she was the opening keynote speaker for Women’s 10th Anniversary. Hatchett is the only speaker to be invited to speak more than once In the Conferences, 10-year history
Moreover, in 2015, she delivered the Holmes Hunter Lecture at the University of Georgia. In the same year in April, she announced that she signed with a new court show, The Verdict with Judge Hatchett set to air Fall 2016 under Entertainment Studios. Her law firm announced that they will be representing the family of Pholando Castile in all civil legal matters in July 2016.
Glenda has appeared on several media outlets as a guest commentator and legal analyst on national issues. She has appeared on CNN as a guest commentator uncountable times. Glenda was also a guest on The View, Jinny Kimmel Live, The Mo’Nique Show, and The Young and the Restless.
Glenda Hatchett Net Worth
Hatchett has an estimated net worth of $5 million earned from being a judge.