Speaker, Writer, Editor, Trainer, Consultant, & Coach
A desire to help others is a common theme in my life, and this desire has motivated many of my personal, educational, and professional pursuits. I try to live my life in a way that is in harmony with the well-known phrase “to whom much is given, much is required.”
I am a native of Indiana, and I attended Purdue University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree (engineering management) in 1994, and a Master of Science degree (higher education administration) in 1996. After graduating from Purdue, I moved to San Antonio and worked as an Assistant Director of Residence Life at St. Mary’s University from 1997 to 1999. During my time at St. Mary’s, I realized that my passion to help people required additional training—so I decided to attend law school.
I graduated cum laude in 2002 from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where I earned various merit scholarships and fellowships. I was actively involved in the Black Law Students Association, and I served as a research assistant to a constitutional law professor and visited Kenya as part of the Summer in Africa program. I was also elected as the Senior Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal, and my student note “Protecting Student Privacy: Reporting Campus Crimes as an Alternative to Disclosing Student Disciplinary Records” was published in this journal (77 Indiana Law Journal 143 (Winter 2002)). During law school, I was a summer associate at two major law firms – Ice Miller and Jones Day.
I have clerked for two federal judges during my career—Judge C. Arlen Beam on the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in Lincoln, Nebraska and Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. I have also worked as a commercial litigator for three law firms—Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Cokinos, Bosien & Young.
After spending most of my legal career as a commercial litigator, I decided to take a leap of faith to focus my practice on family law matters. While managing the Law Office of T.K. Floyd, PLLC, I also earned a Master of Arts degree in counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio, based on my belief that counseling is a natural complement to family law because most family law issues stem from conflicts in personal relationships. I maintained a 4.0 grade point average in graduate school, and I was initiated into the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (inactive) as well as a trained mediator. I am also licensed to practice law in Texas (inactive) and Indiana (inactive).
Currently, I serve as a faculty member in the Law Success Program at St. Mary’s University School of Law. In this position, I teach multiple courses, including Introduction to Legal Methods, Advanced Legal Methods, and Bar Preparation. Additionally, I develop academic success and bar preparation curricula and programming for law students.
In addition to my teaching duties, I also serve as a Director for the National Diversity Council, and I am a facilitator for the Certified Diversity Professional certification program. My article “Law Firm Diversity: What Can You Do About It?” was featured in the October 2015 issue of Texas Diversity Magazine. I am also a speaker and writer on topics related to diversity and inclusion.
In addition, I manage a consulting practice to assist attorneys with legal drafting and research. I also provide editing, ghostwriting, and publishing assistance to aspiring authors. I enjoy helping others achieve their dreams as I pursue my own dreams.
Outside of my professional activities, I enjoy spending quality time with my son, Benjamin, as well as writing and speaking. My article “Manage Time as a Parent” was published in the April 2014 issue of Helotes Life magazine, and I am working to expand the article into a book. Additionally, I have spoken to a number of groups in the San Antonio community on a variety of topics, including estate planning, critical thinking, mental health, mediation, stress management, and relaxation techniques.
I was named the 2015 Adult Mentor of the Year by the San Antonio Mentoring Forum and a Campus Partner-of-the-Year Honoree in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for my work as a mentor at Jefferson Middle School. I also serve on the Board of Directors of Life Skills for Living, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses faith to help members of the community learn anger management, stress management, and other life skills. I am a member of Now Word Covenant Church, where I formerly led the administration team and teach bible study. I am also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.