Elliott's BioElliott Flaggs is a principal in Cornerstone Government Affairs’ Jackson, MS office. Elliott advocates for a broad array of client interests pertaining to state and municipal government, budget and appropriations, drafting legislation, business development and public and community relations. Before joining Cornerstone, he served as a special assistant attorney general and legislative liaison for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
Prior to his work at the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Elliott attended Mississippi State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering. 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 Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC). Subsequently, he attended The University of Mississippi School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2012.
Elliott is an active member of the Mississippi Bar Association. He is an incorporator and board member of The First Tee of Central Mississippi, an international youth development organization that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values through character building. Additionally, he is a 2015-16 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson and served on their board of trustees. Elliott also devotes his time to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi, the American Cancer Society South Region, and Special Olympics of Mississippi as a board member. He is a former member of Jackson Young Lawyers, 100 Black Men of Jackson, Phoenix Club of Jackson and Jackson Professional Group.
Some of Elliott’s awards and honors include being recognized for his community service efforts as an American Cancer Society – Best Dressed Jackson honoree in 2016, a Top Politician and Politico Under 35 in Mississippi by the Clarion Ledger in 2017, a Top 10 Finalist in the Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Top 50 Under 40 class and a member of the PORTICO 15 Class of 2019, a statewide recognition for attorneys in Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum Class of 2018. In January 2019, Elliott was recognized as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential People. Elliott was recently named to Mississippi State University’s inaugural Reveille 25 which recognizes alumni under 40 years old that are “answering the call” of the university’s mission for educational excellence, and inspiring others through the positive impact they are making in their communities and professions.
Elliott and his daughter, Lianne Marie, reside in Jackson, MS.