Keehlan Haygood

Keehlan Haygood

Deputy Legal Assistant – Gangs

Keehlan Haygood is the Deputy Legal Assistant overseeing the Records Division. He has five years of legal experience with the Records Room at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Keehlan has a uniformly positive demeanor and is open and curious. Mr. Haygood has a history of excelling beyond expectations in all leaderships roles because of his attention to detail and his commitment to ensuring the development of himself and his colleagues/teammates.

As a native of Atlanta, Georgia, from the age of six through fourteen, he attended the Warren Memorial Boys and Girls Club where he was a member of multiple sports teams throughout the facility. After graduating high school, he decided to take his talents to Daytona Beach, Florida for school once he received a partial Band Scholarship to attend The Great Bethune-Cookman University and become a member of the Marching Wildcats. During his 4 years of undergraduate studies, he was able to join a variety of organizations within the Institution. He was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society and became a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International.

He also joined Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., mentoring initiative in spring 2012. During the time spent in undergrad, Keehlan created two initiatives that signed several members of the community up for voting and created the first day of school initiative that allowed over 200 men in the community a chance to welcome students back to schools. These initiatives were just a small fraction of what leadership capabilities Keehlan has. His ability to work in conjunction with others is outstanding. Keehlan has also been an Ombudsman in the NANBPWC, Inc., Organization for over 10 years.

Keehlan will ask questions, voice his perspectives, and has the intellectual rigor necessary to unpack ideas and examine assumptions (both his own and those of others). He has a positive aura that is refreshing and engaging, but also can ask critical questions and pursue difficult topics in diplomatic but firm ways. Keehlan has a rare blend of qualities that allows him to contribute to difficult discussions, while always coming from a place of positivity. Keehlan is a true believer that with hard work, patience, and staying focused, you can become anything that you wish to be. His parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins have all had a big influence on his life and he can proudly say that he is a product of the saying, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.”