|Lesson 23The Honorable Robert E. Flournoy, III
Son of Judge #1
Superior Court of Cobb County
Judge Flournoy graduated from:
Past Member and Chairman – Downtown Marietta Development Authority
Former Member of the Board of Directors – Premier Bancshares, listed on
Founding Member of Board of Directors – First Alliance Bank
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.