Dalton graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Dalton achieved the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, won second-place in a national law student writing contest, and served as a student editor for the ABA Real Property Trust & Estate Law Journal.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Dalton worked for a recruiting firm that specialized in staffing the corporate tax departments of Fortune 500 companies. Dalton learned the value of client service and the power of perseverance from this experience, helping companies fill positions that significantly impacted their bottom line.
Upon his graduation from law school, Dalton served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Derham Cole in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In this role, Dalton assisted Judge Cole in the disposition of criminal and civil matters by preparing judicial orders, researching case law, and communicating with the legal profession and the public on behalf of the judge. From this experience, which included observing 16 jury trials, Dalton gained invaluable insight regarding the practice of law from the perspective of a trial court judge with nearly thirty years on the bench.
Outside of the practice of law, Dalton enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers.
South Carolina, 2020
Clemson University, Bachelor of Arts, History, cum laude, 2012
University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2019
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2019 (University of South Carolina School of Law)
ABA National Law Student Writing Contest 2nd Place Winner, 2019
Kondurous Leadership Development Program Graduate, 2020 (University of South Carolina School of Law)
ABA Real Property Trust & Estate Law Journal, Student Editor (University of South Carolina School of Law)
Professional Associations and Memberships
South Carolina Bar
Greenville County Bar Association
A Wil(l)ful Legacy: The Necessity of Including Intangible Assets in a 21st Century Estate Plan, ABA Real Property Trust & Estate Law Journal (2020).