About WDFloyd

Dave Floyd is a lawyer and consultant in Austin, Texas. He is a candidate for Austin City Council District 5.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Creative Fund "3" Third Anniversary Party



Join The Creative Fund tomorrow night as it celebrates it's third anniversary with the "3" signature event.  We'll also be celebrating the fact that we've sponsored over 50 shows in the past 3 years, and that we're about to give away another round of Q Rental Subsidy Awards.

Buy your tickets now.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gritness

I've been doing a lot of work with the start-up Gritness for the past year.   Gritness is a network which facilitates the creation and organization of cycling, running, yoga, and group fitness activities.  It's an Austin based start-up founded by two avid cyclists.  The project has come a long way, and I'm pleased to see this great article about Gritness and its founders in the Austin Business Journal.  Also, Gritness was just placed on a list of Top 10 New Android Apps Worth Checking Out.  Don't worry, fellow iPhone users, there is an app for you as well.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Austin City Council District 5



Yes, the rumors are true.  I am running for Austin City Council to represent District 5.  I filed the treasurer form with the Austin City Clerk this afternoon.  Nick Laurent, an attorney with McGinnis Lochridge and a Zilker neighborhood resident, is the treasurer of the #FloydFor5 campaign.  Monty Exter, a resident of Shady Hollow, has signed on to be Finance Chair.   Stay tuned for more information.  We'll have a website and Facebook page up soon.  You can follow me on Twitter at @wdfloyd and you can look for the hashtag #FloydFor5

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

AYLA Retro Vegas Tickets Are Now on Sale



Austin Young Chamber Survey

Have you taken the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Survey? I helped develop this survey along with other members of the AYC Economic Development Commitee.  Your answers will help AYC gather unprecedented information about the young professional community in our city. Take it now, then share it with co-workers and colleagues. 


The Creative Fund's Signature Event: "3"


3 is The Creative Fund’s third annual signature event to celebrate more than 50 funded performances and announce the latest recipients of the Q Subsidy Reward Program.

On May 31st from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Creative Fund will invade Wanderlust Yoga for an evening of food, drink, performances, and games.
Early Bird Event tickets are $50 per person or $90 for two. Members of the Creative Fund get in for FREE. 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Man of the Year

Sara Foskitt and Dave Floyd



Thanks to the hard work of the Fight with Floyd Team, we raised a truckload of money for The South Central Texas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Our team included:


We had a great time with our team fundraising events, including trivia night at Dive Bar & Lounge and our Dancing-for-Dollars at Donn's Depot (the latter made possible by generous dance lessons from Go Dance Studios).

The Grand Finale Gala was very fun.  The team and guests filled my table, as well as tables purchased by De Leon & Washburn, PC, and United Health Care.


+Dave Floyd is a lawyer with De Leon & Washburn as well as a possible candidate for Austin City Council District 5.  

#FloydFor5

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Austin Bar Trivia Night: 5/22 at The Tavern



Austin Lawyers: Join the Austin Bar Association for another exciting night of trivia action at The Tavern Austin. Amaze your friends and impress your enemies with displays of knowledge as you get quizzed by Dave Floyd and Amy Welborn Hutchins.

Form a team of 3-6. Larger teams are suggested (for people who like winning). Price is $25/person in advance, $30/person at the door. Proceeds go to benefit the Austin Bar Foundation. 

Register online here: https://austinbar.webconnex.com/trivia514

AYLA Retro Vegas is Back for 2014!



The 3rd annual Austin Young Lawyers Association Retro Vegas Party is in the works.  Save the date for 6/21.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

AYLA wins TYLA Awards

From the AYLA Facebook page:

AYLA was just named as having the best comprehensive programming for a large city bar association in Texas for the second year in a row by the Texas Young Lawyers Association! AYLA received 1st Place Public Service Project (The Reentry Project), 2nd Place Member Service Project (AYLA Trial Academy), and 1st Place Comprehensive! Congratulations to the Austin Young Lawyers Association, its Board of Directors, and members!
This is great news!  I love working with Austin Young Lawyers Association, and am very happy about becoming the AYLA Board Secretary for the 2014-2015 bar year.   Also, finding out that the Reentry Project won 1st Place in the Public Service Project Category is especially nice considering AYLA just received a grant to translate it into Spanish.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Man of the Year

This is it.  Team Fight with Floyd has until 3p today to collect online donations for the 2014 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year fundraising campaign.  Through online fundraising, live events, and the amazing generosity of our supporters we're raised a truckload of money for blood cancer research.  That being said, we'd like to blow out our fundraising here in the home stretch.  

You only get to run for man of the year once.  If you've been wanting to donate to my campaign, now is your last chance. http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sctx/austin14/DaveFloyd

Donations of all sizes help, and if you have a friend who cares about our cause please forward this email their way.

Thanks for your support! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

AYLA Austin Reentry Project



Great news on the AYLA front. The Austin Bar Foundation has given AYLA a grant to make a Spanish version of the Austin Re-entry video. By re-entry, we mean folks leaving jail to re-enter society. 

Watch the Re-entry video, which has a cavalcade of (Bar & Grill) stars as well as other awesome lawyers.  I appear in the first segment (along with +Ellie Carroll) to discuss dealing with criminal records.

And if you like the idea of this video as well as trivia, then join us at for Austin Bar Association trivia night at The Tavern Austin on 5/22. Proceeds go to the Austin Bar Foundation, the very same folks who are making the Spanish translation possible.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Austin City Council District Maps

Austin City Council District 5

You can find detailed maps of Austin's new City Council Districts at the city's page of Demographic Maps.  Or, of you want to see if you live in my favorite district, you can skip directly to the map of District 5.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Austin City Council District Map

Austin City Council Districts 2014


Above is the map of the single member city council districts in Austin.  This map also has labeled individual precincts within the districts.  Find where you live in order to figure out which candidates are considering running for office in your area.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bar & Grill: A Justice Carol (on stage 12/6-12/7)



Bar & Grill 21: A Justice Carol

 (From Do512.com) While Charles Dickens may have envisioned Scrooge as a businessman, on December 6th & 7th we will find out what he would have been like as a lawyer... or better yet, a federal judge. Austin is a legal wonderland, and hilarity is certain to ensue when Ebenezer’s past, present and future are revealed onstage at Stateside at the Paramount.  This hilarious, Holiday inspired show incorporates classic tales like “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Carol”, “Elf” and more.



Proceeds from the show benefit the Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tavern Trivia

I'm the guest host for trivia tomorrow night at The Tavern.  Trivia will run from 8:30-10:30p.    Round up a team and come on down, because you're never too far from 12th and Lamar.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Creative Experience: Fat Pig



This month Austin's Creative Fund a Creative Experience around Theatre en Bloc's production of Fat Pig. This production was recently funded by the Creative Experience's Q Rental Subsidy Grant.

Here are the details:

Who: You + other Awesome people
Where: The Off Center
Date: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
When: Meet at the Off Center at 7 PM for some pre show mingling
Show Start: 8:00 PM
Post Show Hangout: Stay and hang out with the cast post show at the Off Center
Price: Sliding scale from $20 to $35

About the Show:

Fat Pig - A Really Heavy Comedy by Neil LaBute
COW. SLOB. PIG.
How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.
Neil LaBute is a striking playwright, relevant today in his acute reflections of what it means to be alive in contemporary America. He specializes in bringing to life seemingly ordinary characters who, as the narrative unfolds, become increasingly uncomfortable to watch and to listen to. What's best about LaBute's work is that it pries its way into you, making you reflect on yourself, the type of person you are and the type of person you hope to be. LaBute's plays always nail the diagnosis, but stray far from providing any idea for a cure and this responsibility LaBute places in the hands of the audience is exactly what makes his work so necessary.
Theatre en Bloc is proud to present this up-to-the-minute comedy about falling in love in a big, big way.
The summary above and the image at the header are both from The Creative Fund's Facebook page for the October 18th Creative Experience.  Find out more there or at Theater en Bloc's wesbite:
http://www.theatreenbloc.org/index.html

+Dave Floyd is Vice Chair of the Creative Fund.  Visit The Creative Fund's website or follow The Creative Fund on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with upcoming events and news.