Santana T. Flanigan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2006. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Cindy Morris in the Conasauga Judicial Circuit and practiced employment law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Prior to joining Rockdale County Public Schools, Mr. Flanigan was a partner at Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC in McDonough, Georgia where he provided legal representation to a variety of public entities, including but not limited to rural and urban school districts, charter and private schools, city and county governments, and housing and water authorities. In addition to representing public entities, Mr. Flanigan also represented businesses and individuals in a variety of civil matters, including but not limited to Title VII claims, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, landlord / tenant disputes, and real estate closings.
From January 2013 through June 2014, Mr. Flanigan served as the Chief Municipal Judge for the City of Stockbridge. Mr. Flanigan was the first African-American named to a judicial position in Henry County, Georgia. When not working, Mr. Flanigan enjoys spending time with his family, participating in obstacle races, and serving his community through Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.