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.
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