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I am licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1999 and received my law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. While in law school I clerked for the real estate firm Calloway & Calloway, P.C. I also interned with the U.S. Trustees Office and served as a graduate research assistant for Professor Julian Juergensmeyer, contributing to his hornbook Land Use Planning and Control Law.

After law school, I moved to Gainesville, Florida, where I began my legal career as an attorney for the Department of Children and Family Services, where I was responsible for advocating on behalf of the state for the safety of abused and abandoned children. From 2004 to 2006, I performed discovery review in large and complex litigation matters for a subsidiary of the law firm Nexsen, Pruet, Adams & Kleemeier. In October 2006, I joined Franzen and Salzano, P.C. where I worked as defense counsel for debt collectors and litigated cases filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act (GFBPA) and various other consumer protection statutes. While at Franzen and Salzano, P.C., I presented on multiple occasions with the Georgia Institute for Continuing Legal Education on the relationship between the FDCPA and Georgia property law.



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Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 40%
    10 years, 75 cases
  2. Juvenile: 30%
    14 years, 100 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    7 years
  4. Credit Repair: 10%
    10 years, 10 cases



Contingent (35-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Floyd Legal Firm, LLC

8601 Dunwoody Place.
Suite. 406
Atlanta, GA, 30350


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies ScholarshipFuller E. Calloway Foundation1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Corporate CounselCommunity Loans of America, Inc.2013 - Present
Managing PartnerFloyd Legal Firm, LLC2009 - 2013
AssociateFranzen & Salzano, P.C.2006 - 2009
Contract AttorneyNextra Litigation Solutions2004 - 2006
AttorneyFlorida Department of Children and Family Services2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2005 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2013
North Fulton Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2011
Gwinnett County Juvenile Court Indigent Defense PanelAttorney2009 - 2011
ACA International's Member Attorney ProgramMember2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Daniel v. Chase Bank USA, N.A. (N.D. Ga. 2009)My client, Chase Bank, won on summary judgment.
Sanchez v. United Collection Bureau, Inc. (N.D. Ga 2009)My client, UCB, won on summary judgment.
Tidwell v. Krishna Q Investments, LLCPlaintiff (my client) was victorious.
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Publication nameTitleDate
CNNmoney.comDebt collectors get nasty2010
Research assistant to Prof. Julian Juergensmeyer on Land Use Planning and Control Law hornbookLand Use Planning and Control Law2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of GeorgiaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ICLE Foreclosure SeminarFair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Property Law Update2009
ICLE Foreclosure SeminarThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Update2008