Dalton B. Floyd Jr.

Dalton B. Floyd Jr.

Founding Partner
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Dalton B. Floyd, Jr. is an attorney practicing in the State of South Carolina. His law practice, established in 1973 is a complete source for almost all types of legal work. Dalton has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctor and L.L.B., cum laude, from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1963-1966 and was certified as Trial and Defense Counsel of the Judge Advocate General Corp for the United States Air Force.

Dalton's legal experience is vast and includes time as the Assistant Solicitor for Florence County and the attorney for the Carolinas Section of the PGA of America. He has organized and served as general counsel of three financial institutions: Waccamaw State Bank, Patriot Federal Savings and Loan and SunBank. Dalton previously served as Chairman of the General Practice Section and the Economic and Law Office Management Committee of the South Carolina Bar. Most recently, he was awarded the "Order of the Palmetto," the state's highest civilian award for service to his state as the Chairman of the South Carolina Higher Education Commission. He also served as a Director of SCBT and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Winthrop University, The South Carolina Higher Education foundation and is a member of Brookgreen Gardens' Board of Trustees. Dalton is dedicated to serving our youth and plays an active role at Coastal Carolina University serving on the Coastal Educational Foundation, Legacy Advisory Council, and Wall Fellows Board of Directors.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Estate/Probate
  • Criminal
  • Business

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1963


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • LL.B.
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Journal: South Carolina Law Review, Associate Editor, 1962 - 1963
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • An Analysis of Delegation of Legislative Power in South Carolina, S.C. Law Review, 1962

Representative Clients

  • SunBank N.A.
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • D. R. Horton, Inc.
  • Southeast Custom Home Builders, Inc
  • Conway National Bank
  • County of Horry
  • Ashley Turner Builders, Inc.
  • Wachesaw Development, Inc.
  • Deertrack Golf Resort
  • Branch Banking and Trust
  • Tournament Players Club of South Carolina, Inc.


  • SunBank N.A.
  • Conway National Bank
  • Wachovia Bank of South Carolina
  • First Federal Savings and Loan
  • Coastal Federal Savings and Loan
  • The Citizens Bank
  • Carolina First Bank
  • Bank of America

Honors and Awards

  • National Moot Court Team, 1962 - 1963
  • Society of Wig & Robe, 1962 - 1963
  • The Bar Register pf Preeminent Lawyers
  • Certified as Trial and Defense Counsel of the Judge Advocate General Corp for the United States Air Force
  • Order of the Palmetto

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • JAG - U.S. Air Force, Captain, 1963 - 1965
  • Florence County Building Commission, Member, 1966 - 1968
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Chairman, Insurance Committee, Economics of Law Practice Section, 1982 - 1984
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Chairman, General Practice Section, 1984 - 1985
  • Carolina's Section of PGA and PGA of America, Lecturer and Instructor, 1990 - 2001
  • South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Chairman, 2000 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1982 - 1984
  • American Bar Association, Insurance, Committee, Economics Section, Chairman, 1983
  • Leadership South Carolina, Member, 1982 - 1983
  • Surfside Area Rotary Club, Director/Charter Member, 1980 - 1987
  • Waccamaw State Bank, Founding Officer, Director and General Counsel, 1980 - 1987
  • Wachesaw Plantation Club, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1995
  • Sunbank N.A., Chairman of the Board and General Counsel, 1999 - Present
  • Board of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Member, Board of Visitors, 2002
  • Brookgreen Gardens, Trustee, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Air Force, Captain, 1963 - 1966

Ancillary Businesses

  • Golf Rx Associates, Inc. - Consultants to the Golf Industry


  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Kappa Alpha