Spencer J. Flatgard


Spencer (Spence) Flatgard has over twenty years of experience in public finance, public law and government affairs, serving the State of Mississippi at all levels of government and his clients in private practice.  He was appointed State Bond Attorney by Governors Phil Bryant and Haley Barbour to act as the State of Mississippi's attorney in all public finance transactions, issuing opinions for the State in over 2,500 bond matters over the past 14 years.  Spence also has the benefit of practical experience in election and zoning law, serving as counsel for his county's election commission and as chairman of his city's zoning board.

He regularly advises Mississippi's business, medical and political leaders in establishing and running political action committees and tax-exempt organizations to achieve their objectives. 

Spence handled Senator Roger Wicker's legislative agenda as his first Legislative Director and Appropriations Committee staff member, gaining the insight and experience to help Mississippi's companies and non-profit organizations in Washington.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1888
Email: sflatgard@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas

Commercial Lending and Finance
Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
Government Relations
Mergers and Acquisitions
Public Finance (Bonds)
Zoning and Land Use

Bachelors of Arts: Political Science, Mississippi State University, 1992

Masters of Public Policy and Administration: Mississippi State University, 1994

Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1998, cum laude

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Professional and Community Involvement

  • Mississippi Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention
  • Chairman of Bully Bloc, a political action committee supporting Mississippi State University
  • Leadership Mississippi
  • Chairman of the City of Ridgeland GOP Executive Committee
  • President of Jackson Club
  • Coach for youth basketball and softball teams
  • Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson