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 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.
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 also a National Certified Counselor as well as a trained mediator.
I have a sincere desire to help others reach their full potential in all areas of life. I want to help others understand how improving one area of life can have a positive impact on other areas. I enjoy assisting others with transforming their lives for the better, one step at a time.