Lesson 23The Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, III

Daisy droppings”

Son of Judge #1

Judge Robert E. “Rob” Flournoy, III 

Superior Court of Cobb County
Cobb Judicial Circuit
Law Clerk: Tyler Browning (678) 581-5402
Administrative Assistant: Christa Flint (678) 581-5400
Fax: (678) 581-5407

Judge Flournoy
Spouse: Julie Beazel Flournoy
Children: Trent
RachelPersonal History:
Judge Flournoy, III was born August 22, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved to
Marietta in 1957, and attended the Marietta Public School System. He graduated
from Marietta High School in 1970.

Judge Flournoy graduated from:
1. University of GA – BBA, 1974
Magna Cum Laude
Beta Gamma Sigma & Phi Kappa Phi
2. University of GA – J.D., 1979
Cum Laude
3. University of Nevada, National Judicial College: Graduated, 2001

Legal Experience:
Judge Flournoy, III engaged in the private practice of law in Cobb County for
20 years at 236 Washington Avenue Marietta, Georgia 30060 handling general,
civil, and criminal trial and appellate cases in all courts, with a concentration in
family law matters. He was appointed by Governor Barnes on July 14, 2000, to fill the Ninth Superior Court Judgeship.

Civic Activities: 
Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees – Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
(1998 – Present)

Past Member and Chairman – Downtown Marietta Development Authority
(1990-2000) and Board of Historic Review

Former Member of the Board of Directors – Premier Bancshares, listed on
(1997 – 2000) New York Stock Exchange

Founding Member of Board of Directors – First Alliance Bank
(1985 – 1997) Chairman, Audit Committee

Judge Flournoy, III is a Member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, the First United Methodist Church, and the State Bar of GA, Cobb Bar Assoc., and GA Trial Lawyers Assoc.


Note the fact that the Honorable Robert E. “Rob” Flournoy, III graduated with honors from the University of Georgia.

In 1987, M. Portman worked as an administrative legal assistant to a young associate attorney employed by Rob Flournoy to handle the real estate closings.

Almost from the beginning, M. Portman was wary of Rob and his habits as an employer. One of her first tasks was to complete the Workers Compensation report for the previous year. From employment records, M. Portman learned that there had been thirteen previous employees in her same position, all during the previous 12 month period. Not one had lasted more than three months. Over the course of the next six months, it became evident why there was such a high turnover of female employees. And, it “fit the pattern” when Rob Flournoy stormed at M. Portman to “get your things out of here by 2:00 today.” Many more employees, associates, and partners would leave in record time over the next ten years.

While M. Portman was employed at the law firm, her husband (G. Portman) sought legal advice and established a professional relationship with Rob Flournoy. After termination of her employment with Rob Flournoy, M. Portman continued with legal contract work for other attorneys in Marietta, but eventually returned to her teaching career.

This chapter (lesson) is presently in the early draft stage. Please stay tuned to learn the whole story.