The Floyd Law Firm, PC founder – Attorney Dalton B. Floyd, Jr. – was chosen for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Estate Planning list in the 2022 Q4 issue of TOP 100 LAWYERS. As one of the fastest growing networks featuring the most accomplished lawyers in every practice area throughout North America and beyond, TOP 100 LAWYERS Magazine included an informative article about Mr. Floyd’s legal career.
by TOP 100 LAWYERS Magazine 2022 Q4 Issue
Dalton B. Floyd, Jr., is the founding attorney and senior partner of The Floyd Law Firm P.C., Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Established in 1973, the firm takes pride in furnishing a comprehensive range of legal services. Rooted in unparalleled professionalism and ingenuity, the attorneys of the firm have built long-lasting relationships with their clients. With its client-centric focus, the firm focuses on solutions, duty, responsiveness, and keeping each client informed regarding the status of their matter. As its tenacious leader, Mr. Floyd handles Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Business & Corporate Law, Golf Industry Law, Revocable Living Trusts, and Real Estate Law-related claims. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Subsequently, he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Floyd also attained an LLB. from the University of South Carolina. Admitted to practice in South Carolina, he served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1966 in Ankara, Turkey. He was also certified as Trial and Defense Counsel of the Judge Advocate General Corp for the United States Air Force.
Active in all legal areas impacting golf courses, Mr. Floyd has extensive experience in representing clients in developing golf facilities and residential & commercial developments. Revered for his unequivocal negotiation tactics, Mr. Floyd has proven to be an asset in his representation of clients on financing, contract negotiation, and business issues. Thus far, he has represented numerous noteworthy cases, such as Heritage Federal S & L v. Eagle Lake & Golf, 318 S.C. 535 (Ct. App. 1995), Newsome v. Town of Surfside Beach, 300 S.C. 14 (Ct. App. 1989), U.S.F. and G. Co. v. Security F. and I. Co., 248 S.C. 307 (1966), Hartman v. Jensen’s, Inc., 277 S.C. 501 (1982), and Piedmont Aviation, Inc. V. Quinn, 294 S.C. 502 (Ct. App. 1988), among others.
In addition to his illustrious legal career, Mr. Floyd is the Founder and the President of Golf Rx Associates, Inc., a consulting company for a variety of golf industry matters. For 15 years, he was the attorney for Carolina’s Section of the Professional Golf Association. He has also served as an instructor for the Education Department of the PGA and The National Golf Course Superintendents Association. Mr. Floyd is also a frequent speaker on cutting-edge golf industry topics. From 2010 to 2020, he served as an Adjunct Faculty member of Charleston Law School and taught Golf Law, Negotiation 101, and Rainmaking 101. His vast experience also includes his tenures as the Assistant Solicitor for Florence County for three years, general counsel of Waccamaw State Bank, Patriot Federal Savings and Loan, and SunBank, and Chairman of the General Practice Section and the Economic and Law Office Management Committee of the South Carolina Bar. He has over 33 years of litigation experience and over 25 years of trial work experience. Mr. Floyd maintains professional affiliations with the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees (Trustee, since 2018), Trustee of Brookgreen Gardens (since 2003), Founder of The Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program, Coastal Carolina University, Founder of The Dalton and Linda Floyd College Readiness Program, Winthrop University, and Member of Brookgreen Gardens’ Board of Trustees, among others. AV Preeminent Rated for 40 years (1982 – 2022), Mr. Floyd has received Judicial & Peer AV Rating Martindale Hubbell (2019 – 2022), America’s Most Honored Lawyers (2021 – 2022), Top Rated Lawyer for AVVO (2019 – 2022), The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board (2020 & 2021), The Bar Register of AV Preeminent Lawyers (2019 & 2020), Lawyers of Distinction (2019), Order of the Palmetto (2005), Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (1962), and Society of Wig & Robe (1962 – 1963 ). Highly praised by his peers and clients, Mr. Floyd enjoys spending time with his family and walking his two yellow Labradors, Cam & Enzo.
Since 1973, The Floyd Law Firm PC has been working diligently to serve the needs of individuals and business owners. We have developed our diversified practice so that we may truly meet the needs of our community. Dalton Floyd, Jr. has always had strong ties to the community and values the home it has provided to our firm. Combined as a team, our firm has more than 100 years of knowledge in creating the solutions that people need when tough times are challenging them. Whether your situation involves a family matter, an estate, personal injury, or other legal concern – we are here for you.