General Counsel

RCPS General Counsel Santana FlaniganSantana 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 and civil rights defense 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, which included rural, suburban, and urban school districts, statewide charter and private schools, city and county governments, and housing and water authorities. In addition to representing public entities, Mr. Flanigan also represented clients in a variety of business disputes, which included 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 Stockbridge, Henry County, Georgia. In 2014, Mr. Flanigan was named a “Top Attorney” by Southern Journal Magazine and was named an “On the Rise” attorney by the Fulton County Daily Report in 2017.


Name Position Business Phone
Santana Flanigan General Counsel (770) 761-1458
Ingrid Hankins Paralegal (770) 761-1458