Joan Hunt is a judge as well as the mother of Megan Hunt. She has a bad relationship with her daughter as they seldom are seen together. However, Joan seems to get along fine with her granddaughter, Megan's daughter, Lacey Fleming. She is played by Joanna Cassidy. Whether or not she still gets along with her ex-son-in-law, Todd Fleming, Megan's ex-husband, and Lacey's father, is unknown.

She worked as a judge until she lost the election at Season 2 episode 13. She told Megan she needs to find a new job.