NCDC Staff

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Laura Hogue, Dean

Laura Hogue graduated magna cum laude from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1991. In 1997, Laura and her husband, Franklin J. Hogue, formed the law firm of Hogue & Hogue, LLP, and since that time, Laura has been representing individuals accused of crimes throughout the state of Georgia, trying cases in both state and federal courts, and handling appeals and post-conviction matters in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Laura serves as adjunct professor at Mercer’s Law School and is a board member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. After being a faculty member of NCDC for seven years, she is proud to continue Deryl’s legacy and to enthusiastically lead the College’s premier faculty and dedicated staff.


Deryl Danztler, Dean Emeritus

Deryl has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1970. She joined the faculty of the National College for Criminal Defense in 1976 and served as Dean of NCDC from its inception in 1985 through 2015. Deryl is now a retire faculty member of the Mercer Law School.


Rosie Flanigan, Executive Director

Rosie joined NCDC on April Fool's Day 1993. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, she has lived throughout the South and even in Panama (where she missed out on Woodstock). She is our resident music, baseball and dog enthusiast (she has 8 dogs and 2 cats). She also volunteers with several rescue groups. Rosie is our program planner and facilitator, and coordinates with our faculty.


Bellamy Johnston, CLE Director

Bellamy joined NCDC in 1995, also on April Fool's day (it's an NCDC thing . . .) Nine times out of ten, when you call, it'll be Bellamy that you're speaking to. She takes care of your CLE credits and can help you with any questions you may have regarding your state's requirements. She will process your application, contact your office to coordinate with you and help with any dietary or travel problems that you may have. She's also the nicest person we've ever known.