Joy Y. Hatchette was named the Associate Commissioner for Consumer Education and Advocacy in July 2004. This Unit is responsible for providing consumers with information so that they are better able to understand their rights and obligations under their insurance policies. The Unit also attempts to facilitate the prompt resolution of automobile and homeowners claims through a pilot program.
From September 1997 through July 2004, Hatchette served as the Associate Commissioner for Consumer Complaints. Four years prior to that, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Insurance Administration.
From 1988 to 1993 she was an Associate in the law offices of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger and Hollander. For two years previously, she served as a judicial law clerk for the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School. She is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.
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