Elliott Flaggs, a native of Vicksburg, MS, joined Cornerstone’s Jackson office in October 2015. He most recently served as a special assistant attorney general with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the capacity of legislative liaison for Attorney General Jim Hood and director of the Child Desertion Unit. His responsibilities included analyzing and advocating legislation impacting state citizens and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, advising the executive staff on legislative strategies, and making recommendations regarding legislative proposals. He also prosecuted parents for child neglect and abandonment in the Public Integrity Division.
Prior to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Elliott attended Mississippi State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering (B.A., 2007). After graduation, he was accepted into the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – Walmart Emerging Leaders Program where he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for Congressman G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina – District 1). Subsequently, he attended The University of Mississippi School of Law and graduated cum laude (J.D., 2012). During law school, he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal and Dean’s Leadership Council while also serving as a Law School Student Body Senator.
Furthermore, Elliott is an active member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, Magnolia Bar Association, and the Charles Clark Inn of Court. He is also an incorporator and board member of Life Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP), a nonprofit organization. LEAP is currently establishing a First Tee of Central Mississippi in Jackson, MS. Recently, Elliott was selected into the 2015-2016 class of Leadership Greater Jackson.
Elliott and his wife, Brittany, reside in Madison, MS.