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T.K. Floyd

Law Success Instructor

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2002
  • M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013
  • M.S., Purdue University, 1996
  • B.S., Purdue University, 1994

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Introduction to legal methods
  • Bar preparation

Biography

Floyd graduated from Purdue University with an undergraduate degree (engineering management) in 1994 and a graduate degree (higher education administration) in 1996. She earned her law degree cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2002. She also received a graduate degree in counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2013.

Floyd has had a variety of professional experiences, including serving on the student life staff at St. Mary’s University and working as a law clerk to two federal judges (Judge C. Arlen Beam on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia). She has also worked as a commercial litigator for three law firms — Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP (San Antonio, Texas), McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Washington, DC) and Cokinos, Bosien & Young (San Antonio, Texas). Floyd also worked as a solo practitioner in the Law Office of T.K. Floyd, PLLC. Her practice focused on family law matters, and she zealously advocated on behalf of her clients in an effort to build and strengthen families in her community.

Outside of her professional activities, Floyd enjoys spending quality time with her family. She also serves 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. Additionally, she was named the 2015 Adult Mentor of the Year by the San Antonio Mentoring Forum, and she has been a Campus Partner-of-the-Year Honoree (2014, 2015 and 2016) for her work as a mentor at Jefferson Middle School (Northside Independent School District).

Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Adult Mentor Award, San Antonio Mentoring Forum, 2015

  • Campus Partner-of-the-Year Honoree, Northside Independent School District, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Rising Star, Scene in SA Magazine, 2011
  • Publications

    Articles in a Periodical
    “Law Firm Diversity: What Can You Do About It?,” Texas Diversity Magazine (October 2015)

    “Manage Time as a Parent,” Helotes Life Magazine (April 2014)

    “Medical Malpractice – Trends in Litigation,” Journal of Gastroenterology (June 2008)

    “Protecting Student Privacy: Reporting Campus Crimes as an Alternative to Disclosing Student Disciplinary Records,” 77 Indiana Law Journal 143 (Winter 2002)

    Presentations
    “Recognizing and Countering Implicit Bias,” Haynes and Boone Attorney Diversity Retreat (June 2016)

    “Best Practices in Diversity,” DiverstiyFirst Certified Diversity Professional Certification Program (November 2015)

    “Personal Branding,” MegaFest School of Leadership (August 2015)

    “Managing Stress and Learning to Relax,” Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (July, August 2015)

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