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The Floyd Law Firm PC > Attorneys > Dalton B. Floyd, Jr.
Dalton B. Floyd, Jr., Attorney

Dalton B. Floyd, Jr.

Founding Partner

Phone (843) 238-5141
Fax (843) 238-9060

Order of The Palmetto Award - Dalton B. Floyd, Jr.
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers Award - Dalton Floyd, Jr.
Top Rated Lawyer for AVVO 2020
AV Preeminent Lawyers Award (Judicial Edition) - Dalton Floyd, Jr. 2019


Dalton B. Floyd, Jr. is the founder of The Floyd Law Firm PC, partner, and an experienced attorney practicing in the State of South Carolina. His law practice, established in 1973, is a complete source for almost all types of comprehensive 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.

Born in Lake City, South Carolina, May 4, 1938, Mr. Floyd married the former Linda Barrineau, and is the father of four wonderful grown children. Other than the great love he has for his family, he also has a passion for the law and for golf. He is the founder as well as the President of Golf Rx Associates, Inc., a consulting company for a multitude of golf industry matters. In addition to organizing three financial institutions, and actively advising clients in the construction, purchase, development, sales, and the leasing of golf facilities. For over 15 years, he was the attorney for the Carolina’s Section of the Professional Golf Association, and has been an instructor for the Education Department of the PGA and The National Golf Course Superintendents Association. Dalton is also a frequent speaker on a variety of cutting-edge golf industry topics.

Active in all legal areas impacting golf courses, Dalton is highly experienced in representing clients in developing golf facilities as well as residential and commercial developments. He has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in an active Trial and Appellate practice, and his skills in litigation have proven to be a valuable asset in his representation of clients on financing, contract negotiation, and business issues.

Dalton’s legal experience is vast and includes time as the Assistant Solicitor for Florence County. 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.

In 2005, 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 he is a member of Brookgreen Gardens’ Board of Trustees. Dalton is dedicated to supporting our youth and plays an active role at Coastal Carolina University, currently serving as a Trustee of the University Board of Directors. He previously served on the Coastal Educational Foundation, Legacy Advisory Council, and Wall Fellows Board of Directors.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

South Carolina, 1963


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina


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


Major: Business Administration

Honors & Awards

Top Rated Lawyer for AVVO, 2020

The Bar Register of AV Preeminent Lawyers, 2019

Lawyers of Distinction, 2019

Top Rated Lawyer for AVVO, 2019

Judicial AV Rating, 2019

Order of the Palmetto, 2005

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1962

Member, University of South Carolina School of Law National Moot Court Team, 1962 – 1963

Society of Wig & Robe, 1962 – 1963

Certified as Trial and Defense Counsel of the Judge Advocate General Corp for the United States Air Force

Professional Associations & Memberships

Awarded the Order of Palmetto by Governor Mark Sanford for his contribution and service to the State of South Carolina, 2005

Trustee, Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees, 2018 – Present

Member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Charleston School of Law, 2010 – Present

Member, Board of Visitors of CCU Business School, 2013 – 2014

Instructor for Low Country Real Estate Institute, 2005 – 2014

Trustee of Winthrop University, 2007 – 2013, Chairman 2011 – 2013

Trustee of the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation 2005 – 2014, Chairman 2005 – 2010

President of The Huntington Society, 2006 – 2008

Trustee of Brookgreen Gardens, 2003 – Present

Member, Board of Visitors of Medical University of South Carolina, 2000 – 2002

Member, Board of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, 2000 – 2005

Admitted to Florence School District No. 3 Hall of Fame, 1999

Director of the Horry County Early College High School Advisory Board, 2005 – 2007

Member, Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Research Authority, 2000 – 2005

Member, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Vice-Chairman 1996 – 2000, Chairman 2000 – 2005

Lecturer and Instructor for The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, 1997 – Present

Carolina’s Section of PGA and PGA of America, Lecturer and Instructor, 1990 – Present

Officer and Director of Golf Rx Associates, Inc., consultants to the golf industry; Lecturer and Instructor for Education Department of the PGA of America, Inc., 1991 – Present

Attorney for Carolinas PGA Section, 1985–1999 & 2006–2016

Member, Board of Directors of South Carolina Bank and Trust, 2005 – 2010

Chairman of The Board, Sun Bancshares, Inc., 1999 – 2005

Chairman of The Board and General Counsel of SunBank, N.A., 1999 – 2005

Member, Advisory Board of First National South Bank, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996 – 1998

Director, Horry County Business Coalition, 1994 – 1996

Treasurer Wachesaw Plantation Club, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 1993 – 1994

Member, Board of Directors of Wachesaw Plantation Club, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 1993 – 1995

Founding officer, Director, and General Counsel, Waccamaw State Bank of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, 1980 – 1987

Vice-Chairman, Real Estate Committee, General Practice Section of American Bar Association, 1990 – 1991

Surfside Area Rotary Club, Director/Charter Member, 1980 – 1987

Chairman, Economics and Law Office Management Committee, South Carolina Bar, 1985 – 1986

Chairman, General Practice Section, South Carolina Bar Association, 1984 – 1985

Member, Advisory Board of Palmetto State Savings & Loan Association, Lake City, South Carolina, 1982 – 1984

Founding officer, Director and General Counsel, Patriot Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1978 – 1982

South Carolina Bar Association, Chairman, Insurance Committee, Economics of Law Practice Section, 1982 – 1984

Leadership South Carolina, Member, 1982 – 1983

American Bar Association, Insurance, Committee, Economics Section, Chairman, 1983

South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1982 – 1984

Member, House of Delegates of South Carolina Bar Association, representing the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 1982 – 1984 & 1986 – 1988

Speaker and Lecturer for South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association and Southern Title Insurance Company

Instructor, Healy Real Estate Institute, Myrtle Beach, SC, 1977 – 1980

Florence County Building Commission, Member, 1966 – 1968

Captain, United States Air Force, stationed in Ankara, Turkey, 1963 – 1966
Certified as Trial and Defense Counsel Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force

Instructor, University of Maryland in Ankara, Turkey, 1964 – 1965

JAG – U.S. Air Force, Captain, 1963 – 1965

Associate Editor, S.C. Law Review, 1962 – 1963

Charitable Endeavors

Member, Coastal Planned Giving Advisory Council, 2010 – 2018

Trustee of Coastal Education Foundation, 2006 – 2018

Chairman of the Advisory Board for The Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program of CCU, 2000 – Present

Coastal Carolina University Wall Fellows Board of Directors

Coastal Carolina University Legacy Advisory Council

Coastal Carolina University Coastal Educational Foundation

Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Winthrop University, The South Carolina Higher Education Foundation

Member of Brookgreen Gardens’ Board of Trustees

Chairman of the South Carolina Higher Education Commission

Officer and Director, Lake City Country Club, Inc.

Director and Charter Member, Surfside Area Rotary Club

Vestryman, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Surfside Beach, South Carolina, 1982 – 1984

Published Works

Author: “An Analysis of Delegation of Legislative Power in South Carolina,” 145 South Carolina Law Review 510, 1962

Representative Cases

Heritage Federal S & L v. Eagle Lake & Golf, 318 S.C. 535 (Ct. App. 1995)

Peoples Federal v. Myrtle Beach Golf, 314 S.C. 53 (Ct. App. 1994)

Smith v. Ocean Lakes Family Campground, 315 S.C. 379 (Ct. App. 1993)

RTC v. Eagle Lake & Golf Condominiums, 310 S.C. 473 (1993)

Peoples Federal S & L v. Myrtle Beach Golf Club, 310 S.C. 132 (Ct. App. 1992)

Newsome v. Town of Surfside Beach, 300 S.C. 14 (Ct.App. 1989)

Piedmont Aviation, Inc. v. Quinn, 294 S.C. 502 (Ct. App. 1988)

Southeastern PVC Pipe v. Rothrock Constr. Co., 280 S.C. 498 (Ct.App. 1984)

Hartman v. Jensen’s, Inc., 277 S.C. 501 (1982)

Wilson v. Wilson, 274 S.C. 516 (1980)

Daniels v. Bernard, 270 S.C. 51 (1978)

U.S.F. and G. Co. v. Security F. and I. Co., 248 S.C. 307 (1966)

Representative Clients

  • Allied Credit Service
  • Bank of North Carolina
  • Carolinas Section of the PGA
  • D.R. Horton, Inc.
  • East Coast Golf Management
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • Lakewood Camping Resort
  • LCR Resort Management
  • One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
  • South State Bank
  • Stox & Co., LLC
  • Suzanne Evans Coaching
  • TD Bank
  • The Citizens Bank
  • Wachesaw Development, Inc.
  • Wachesaw Plantation Club
  • Zealandia Holding Company, Inc.


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