“The courts of this country should not be places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.

Sandra Day O’Conner

Positions & Associations

  • Juris Doctorate,
    University of South Carolina School of Law
  • President,
    USC Student Bar Association
  • Partner,
    King, Hray, and Kanes
  • Prosecutor,
    S.C. 7th Judicial Circuit
  • Chief Magistrate,
    Spartanburg County
  • Vice President of Legal Compliance,
    Flagstar Corporation
  • Member,
    South Carolina and American Bar Associations
  • Member,
    American Judiciary Society
  • Admitted and Qualified,
    US District Court
  • Chairman of Legal and Audit Committee,
    SC Ports Authority


Karen Floyd earned her juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina Law School, where she was elected President of the Student Bar Association, before embarking upon a successful legal career. Floyd’s legal expertise is a critical asset for her business interests as well as for many of her clients and for the boards and organizations she serves.

From law school, Floyd worked in Senate Research as a staff attorney, where she learned the inner workings of state and local government. Karen’s passion for children’s issues directed her away from the staff attorney position, and into the court room where she was regarded as a fierce children’s advocate. She was then recruited into private practice where she quickly ascended into a partnership. She was elected the first and youngest Chief Magistrate in the state of South Carolina’s history.