Report: #492539

Complaint Review: Douglas T. Floyd

  • Submitted: Wed, September 09, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, December 26, 2012
  • Reported By: T.L. — Menlo Park California USA
  • Douglas T. Floyd
    850 E. Central Pkwy
    Plano, Texas
    United States of America

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The words of Doug T Floyd, "And You Shut Up in Court!" or I Will Take Every Penny You Have!"....still echoes in my mind and the picture image of when he pulled me away from front of the court room door to behind other closed no one could hear him....comes haunting some distant memory that I want to put behind.
I had hired him to represent my legal rights...2-years have passed since I fired him, which was in October 2007. Today, I am no longer fearful of Douglas T Floyd, because he has no power over me, and I am no longer a hostage of his terrible legal practice...and besides I turned this whole mess to God long time ago, allowing him to be the final Judge.
I want everybody to know, that you Douglas T Floyd, you have defamed my character, reputation and you are not only a liar, you are a thief! What a Shame! Why did you block me from speaking the truth? is my question. I am warning everybody, Doug T Floyd is an expert in betraying public trust and making legal profession to look bad.
I fired Douglas T Floyd when I started to realize something was not right with his legal representation. He continued to block me from talking to the judge and treated me as if I was a criminal! As a warning: " Doug T Floyd cares only about money. He puts his own money hungry interests above the clients issues and forgets he is supposed to apply law to protect his clients legal rights, or he simply does not know about the law.
Do not hire Doug T Floyd because he will wipe out your bank accounts, assets, car, truck anything he can get his hands on, even your what happened to me. Doug T Floyd tried to steal my Plano, Texas property. His neo-n**i attitude and twisted motivations can even get you deported out of the country if you are a Resident Alien....he will pressure you and tell you: " Shut Up or otherwise..." He messes up with vulnerable individuals who are seeking for legal help, and instead of providing that legal help for the distressed clients, he is busy with figuring out what assets there is for him rob from the potential clients....who like myself got steered into his trap!!
Doug T Floyd scammed me out of nearly $12,000.00, made my life a miserable living hell and he broke our Client Attorney Contract! Why did he do that? I believe that after I fired him, and he could not 'milk out' any more cash out of me, he then tried something else.
Behind my back: he went to the county appraisal district and tampered with public property records claiming that I had sold my house to him. What kind of business is he in? Legal or  illegal?
I had no idea I was now living in the house owned by the attorney, who had never allowed me to speak in that why he told me to shut up????so he could later get my property?? on top of that my cases were accumulating in court. BY HIM!!!My life had turned into a huge mess. When I opened the 2007 property tax bill, I was in Shock! It came from Doug T Floyds home.I am trying to figure out how in earth Doug T Floyd got a hold off my personal property tax bill, and that is how  and when I found out, I had sold my house to him.I can not explain how I felt....its beyond words...
Next, I am driving through town trying to straighten this out, from the title company to the appraisal district, trying to explain that I have never sold my house to Doug Floyd and that he is a crook! He wanted to own my house, and wanted me to be responsible for the property taxes. Well, i did get my house back, and today, its no wonder he never represented me before, when I was accused of violation of protective order that was place upon me in my own house!!!!! He kept collecting money when the Plano cops came to pick me up early morning informing me that I was not allowed to be in my home. The police just walked in my home and put me in jail. While this was taking place Doug T Floyd sat in his office, with his feet on the table waiting for the phone to ring, and hoping to make few bucks on me.
When I was finally able to call him while walking through the town from jail and still in my pyjamas and slippers.....and having to miss an important business meeting: his words were: " How did you get out of the jail so quick?" I could not believe what I was hearing. I dont cry anymore, I try try not to deal with this with a grief of a child, but with a grace of a woman!
The point I am trying to make is that one should not, no matter how bad the situation appears to be, never accept a specific name of an attorney from a police officer. The police officer should always have a telephone book available for attorney referrals, so that the person has a freedom of choice for legal services. I myself , got Douglas T Floyd's phone number from Plano police. I think they work together scamming and arresting innocent people. This is terrible! Somebody must speak out, so I am doing it.What happend to me is wrong and unacceptable.
Now advice :If you are in a very bad situation that an attorney who failed you and you happend to get the name of the attorney from the police or some other trusted legal figure watch out! Nobody can help you to sue them. An attorney can not sue an other attorney. ( I don't think they can). They might be corrupted and if it happens that you need to call the police for help you might get into a bigger mess. If you are lucky and are out not locked in Texas jail (because they label you crazy, hysterical and mentally impared, especially if you are a female) this is what you can do:
1. Go back home (if you still have one), take with you only what you need and get out of town into safety. If it is a life and a death situation do not worry about whether or not you are on probation or sanctions that have been placed on you. You have suffered enough! If you do get stopped by the police, in no circumstances call them mother*&%#%^4......your situation will get worse. This happend to me. I got a felony charge. Not one but 2 counts.
2.Leave your pets with your neighbor or take them with you.
3.Call shelters for help. (If you cannot call the police, because they think you are crazy, you have warrants etc...and they will lock you up maybe even put you in solitary confinement).
4.Leave Texas if you can, go to any other state. They will have shelters and they will help you and protect you.
5. Call FBI they will also help you, are very nice and are available 24/7. Program the closest FBI office # in your cell phone, so its there if you need it.
6.Try not to escape to alcohol or drugs it will make your situation worse. You are mistreated and abused by corruption, its clear, however please don't abuse yourself. Help is on the way!
7. If none of these work, try going to an emergency room. They will help you too eventhough at this point you are probably in financial ruin. Don't worry about the medical bills this is an emergency. Take this letter with you if you cannot explain the living hell you are going through, that is caused by the bad attorney!
8. If you are worse of compared to US Citizen, for example your legal ID has been snatched or you lost it and if you are not locked up yet don't worry about your bank accounts, your house etc. You do have rights: Civil Rights and Human Rights. No one is born illegally. The issue is corruption, you may be being abused so that your assets can be stolen and go to somebody else. Get out of the State of Texas as fast as you can. There are even groups of attorneys throughout the country to help you----waiting for you to call.
9. Stand up for yourself an do not be afraid. Exercise the Freedom of Speech and other rights provided by the Constitution.
If something like this happened to you and you are totally stuck and do not even have any hope left even to continue living, cannot trust the legal process, anybody, please do not loose hope! There are a lot of good attorneys who care about you for you! Attorney's who place their clients interest above their own.
If you are so afraid that can not even post your complain here in Ripoff you can email me at (((ROR redacted))) and I will try to help you or find someone to help you.
As it comes to the Attorney Douglas T Floyd the property taxes I paid on his behalf totaled about $1700.00. 
This is a warning to others, please be careful who you hire to represent your rights!
If Douglas T Floyd is a good man, a trusted neighbor and respected in the community, I would like to hear about it. Does anybody have anything good to say about him? I want to believe that he is good!
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#1 General Comment

thank you

AUTHOR: T.L. - ()

thank you. 

 If the court room knows Mr. Floyd is a predetor of women like myself,im asking why is Mr Floyd allowed to continue to prey on vulnerable clients and commit fraud under a law? He is in violation of VAWA by telling me to Shut Up! Yes he created a criminal record for me when I was in domestic violence and  he knew my life was in danger. He was hoping to get me deported, so he could have the 160K equity from my property. My retirement savings. Now gone!

It is very difficult for me come forward; almost lost my life because of what he did and still struggle homelessnes and unemployment and feeling totally displaced because of his unethical legal representation and an evil greedy money hungry nature. 

I greatly appreciate the support; it means more than anyone will ever know.All I want is to make sure Mr. Floyd does not victimize anyone else, and want freely to share my experience. And for sure would like to know more about his son and real estate deals? What is that all about???

Thanks again,








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#2 Consumer Comment

More abuse from Douglas T. Floyd

AUTHOR: JDavis - ()

These rebuttals are clearly written by Douglas T. Floyd under a variety of names. Anyone who knows him or has worked with him (as I have) recognize his turn of a phrase and cave man approach to clients - particularly women. Everyone at the courthouse is well aware of his belligerent, intimidating approach to women.  No one who knows him personally would ever, ever put him in the same room with anyone that they cared about.

He has a long pattern of trying to steal property from single women who hire him. Once he has enough info on them, he and his son (a realtor who works in same office with him) tamper with the deed, have the woman arrested for tresspassing & steal/sell her property.

Don't be fooled by his rebuttles here and that is who has written most of these - Doug himself.

Steer clear of this guy and count yourself lucky if you never have contact with him in your life.

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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Douglas T. Floyd - Update

AUTHOR: Peter596 - (United States of America)

I hear your fustration. I am not an attorney, however I do know Mr. Floyd. I believe when a person hires an attorney, that attorney speaks before the Judge in behalf of the client (that be you). You as the client are not allowed to speak to the judge unless called upon by the Judge or as a witness.

I know it is fustrating at times to keep quite, but we often become emotional in court (I know I am), that is why we hire a trained professional to represent us.

I am sorry but I can see an attorney telling their client to shut up. It is not nice and a practice most attorneys avoid if they can. But what if the client is saying something he should not be saying, perhaps because it may be overheard by the wrong person? He may not have the time to explain why you should not be talking.

Keep in mind, should a client break proper court protocol with words or actions, the Judge can hold the client's attorney in contempt. This could result on a fine and/or jail time for the attorney.

Lastly I ask that you please withdraw your Ripoff comment. I support your right to speak your mind and express your opinion. It would be much more effective if it were rewritten concise and factful.
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#4 Consumer Comment

And your ship keeps sinking

AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

Ok, so who is your complaint against? Tom Pappas, or Doug Floyd?

Once your complaint was called into question, the pieces of your puzzle started falling apart.

Divorces don't occur in criminal courts. They are a civil matter. But, lo and behold, you were ordered to some anger management courses, so there's more to the story than you would like us to hear, isn't there?

<"I, the consumer purchased and paid $4.17/minute legal service, which to me is a product like any other product. The issue is the legal representation I got.">

Yes. I don't argue with what you paid or what you were billed. Lawyers go through a hell of a lot to be able to charge such fees. All they have to offer is their time. A legal education costs, on the average, about $250,000.00. So your $4.17/minute is, in a sense, paying off a small portion of your attorney's education.

<"I got divorced through Texas criminal Court. How I got through it? Dont know but I did! Middled of the mess I was ordered to Anger Management.">

Addressed above.

<"I took anger management course and kept an anger management diary... Douglas T Floyd had told me to SHUT UP!">

So was Doug Floyd even your attorney? I still can't figure that out.

<"There was a lot of CEO's, Managers and Engineers taking the same course!  If I didn't take the course there would have been a warrant for my arrest. I had no choice. Paid hundreds of dollars for the course...">

Sure, it happens, we all throw a coffee cup at our wives every now and then. Bottom line: you went through the CRIMINAL courts, for a CRIMINAL matter, that involved DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

If your attorney told you to shut up during the proceedings, it sounds to me like he did a good job, because you DEFINITELY needed to keep your mouth shut. I've read your ramblings. I've seen what you're about. And I have been a defense attorney by trade, and I know FOR A FACT that, had you opened your mouth, you would have sunk your own ship.

I hope those anger management classes have done you some good.

Best regards!

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#5 Consumer Comment

Throwing in the towel!

AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

I'm putting this one in the nutcase file.

Nothing you state makes ANY sense.

1) As stated above, divorces are NOT conducted in criminal courts.

2) Nobdody can assume ownership of your property without somehow receiving a deed thereto. So there was SOME reason that permitted this attorney to assume ownership of your property.

I can only assume that, since this was a divorce matter, you lost the house, or at least a portion of your interest therein, and the attorney was the receiver.

As to the rest of your claims, I think they would be better handled in a psychotherapists office than in this forum.

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#6 Author of original report

..another swindler:Tom Pappas:lier-attorney his office is...


.... located on Founders Square, 900 Jackson St. Suite 330, Dallas, Texas 75202. Ph# 214-871-9000. He covers up Dallas police abuse. Tom Pappas, attorney will not answer my phone calls. Has not returned my phone calls for years. He blocked me from filing a Civil Rights Law suit 10-years ago, after Dallas police intentionally beat me up.

Tom Pappas, Attorney at Law...come forward and tell the world what you have done, with Dallas police.

It is because of you Tom Pappas and your BAD legal work, that Douglas T. Floyd said that I was a prior criminal, when I approached him to help me to get a divorce. You, Tom Pappas hid Gov't evidence that would have exonerated me. Im still here and  will not go away unless you also come forward, so I can clear my name. Tom Pappas, you also are a crook, thief and a lier.


still in exile


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#7 Author of original report

This is "DIFFICULT CONVERSATION"..TIM why are you ANGRY about my report?Help me to understand TIM why are YOU UPSET?



I, the consumer purchased and paid $4.17/minute legal service, which to me is a product like any other product. The issue is the legal representation I got.

and believe me or not...I got divorced through Texas criminal Court. How I got through it? Dont know but I did! Middled of the mess I was ordered to Anger Management.

I took anger management course and kept an anger management diary... Douglas T Floyd had told me to SHUT UP! I dealt with that.....

There was a lot of CEO's, Managers and Engineers taking the same course!  If I didn't take the course there would have been a warrant for my arrest. I had no choice. Paid hundreds of dollars for the course...


still in exile

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#8 Author of original report

Texas Secrets and Lies,Secrets and Lies...


there is more secrets that one can imagine..... 

secrets and lies secrets and lies!

.....a message from exile......

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#9 Author of original report



....inside the square mile is a WOODFOREST NATIONAL BANK......

...where the Bank Manager Stank...inside the Wal-Mart Store

...that is not even my bank.....he allowed to use of my property address for suspicious activities, and refused to take it off! Criminal Crooks!!!!!

I join the 44 reports across the country. Let this be the 45th report.


still in exile

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#10 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

You got Divorced through the Texas Criminal Court???? That does not make sense - Divorces are Civil Matters - Your report makes NO sense at all - Stop playing victim - I have worked with REAL victims ie: Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and other Violent Crimes

IF and a BIG IF this Attorney "stole" your property then what is the reason said Attorney is not in jail for stealing your property?? And spare me the poor me you have alot of nerve sitting behind your computer judging me - YOU posted the report(s) therefore you are opening yourself up to rebuttals

Once again your report makes no sense period

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#11 Author of original report



Douglas T. Floyd...not responding? Still hiding?

...since you like Real Estate so we all know now what you did...

Im wondering if you are considering a career change??????

If so, pls update yourself not only in ethics and legal,

but also math and facts!

To help you getting started: One acre= 43,560 square feet

...a tip to remember.....

4 Ladies on 35 going 60 miles per hour.

Where are they all going? To talk to the Chief about being ripped off by people like you.


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#12 Author of original report



Kiteman, Tim, Stacey


I got divorced through Texas Criminal Courts!

And it was and still is a nightmare.

With all assetts gone and still going to court...cant answer all questions...

your positive interest means more than you ever know...

...this whole thing is about the system

....i share my experience to give hope to other one is is on its way.......


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#13 Consumer Comment

Kiteman, TL

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

    You guys sure think alike. its almost like it was written by the same person.
Give it up, you're not fooling anyone.  Although thanking yourself was a nice touch.

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#14 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

WHAT did you hire him to do?? You keep skirting the issue - Please tell us what you hired him to do for you
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#15 Author of original report

...Texas Attorney..


....ok....I like to stick with facts...


1. hired the attorney $250.00/hour, which is $4.17/min

2.Client?Attorney Contract was signed. The contract gave me 90 days to pay his fees, starting from the time the contract would no longer be valid.

3. I made the payment in full within a week or so.

4.I went on with my everyday business---until the property tax bill arrived....gee-whiz...the attorney was the owner of my home. He did all that behind my back.Why?

I believe he got angry, because I fired him. He is a crook!

5. The public record shows he claimed the ownership of my property for about 6 months. This is corruption.

6.In rounded figures the property tax bill was $3,400. I lived in the house not knowing he claimed to be the owner.

Since he claimed to be the owner---to me he MUST be responsible for the property taxes during that time. He won't... and he gets away with it!!!

I put this report here to share with another consumer..what can happend...he went to Law learn how to say: " Shut Up!!!"

.......this is not right........he put in his papers i was a prior criminal so i assume he used the Texas criminal law.... 







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#16 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

Nobody is really criticizing the substance of your report. We are merely stating that it doesn't make any sense and that we need further details before we can either 1) concur with you, or 2) explain why your reasoning is faulty.

If you have valid complaints, and were done very wrong by this attorney, as you state, I can personally advise you as to the appropriate methods of recourse.

But if you are merely a disgruntled former client who thought "lawyer" was synonymous with "miracle worker," and who thinks a lawyer is like a waitress and has to be nice to his clients, and who doesn't like the ramifications of not paying his legal fees, then I'm not going to help you further defame this attorney.

I posed my hypothesis above. Mind you, it's just my theory about what happened in your case, gleaned from what you stated in your report. I could very well be way off the mark.

But we can start off easier than that if you like. Simply answer the following questions for us:

1) In what type of matter did this lawyer represent you? Possible answers could include criminal, divorce, personal injury, collections litigation, etc.

2) What was the outcome of your case?

3) Did you pay your legal fees and, if not, did you attempt to work with the law office to make payments when you could?

4) Did this attorney sue you for the amount you owed to him and receive a civil judgment against you?

5) What is the nature of the proceeding coming up this December? (i.e., what does it say at the top of the paper that is directing you to come to court).

If you can answer these for us, we'll be much closer to figuring out what your story is.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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#17 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

WHAT WERE YOU ARRESTED FOR?? I looked up this lawyer's info and he practices several areas of law - You made many statements about your being ripped off but never stated what your case was

Please tell us

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#18 General Comment

You're still not making any sense

AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

As stated above, your report most certainly does not make any sense. So I am going to try to make sense of it. What follows is my hypothesis, I will allow you to correct my errors so that, maybe, we can make sense of your nonsense.

1) You hired this attorney to represent you in some sort of matter.

2) When your matter went to court for some reason or another, the attorney wisely advised you to keep your mouth shut. You hired an attorney to represent you because he knows what to say in a courtroom and you do not. Telling you to "shut up" was an exercise in protecting your interests.

3) Overall, you were a difficult client that had a pre-conceived, and ill-conceived notion of the law regarding your case, as well as what the outcome would inevitably be. You were argumentative with your attorney and tried to teach him faulty legal lessons, even as he spent three years in law school and god knows how many years in practice.

4) Your case didn't turn out the way you originally planned, and your attorney probably told you at the outset that this would be the case.

5) You decided you didn't have to pay your attorney because he didn't achieve the result you wanted.

6) The attorney tried to get you to pay through non-legal collection actions. You refused to pay up.

7) The attorney received a judgment against you for the money owed to him.

8) To collect on the judgment, the attorney was forced to place a lien against your home.

9) When you failed to pay property taxes and the home was in danger of foreclosure from the bank, the attorney exercised his lien rights and foreclosed on the property himself.

Voila! An arrogant belief in a misguided knowledge of the law turns into a lost home.

Am I getting close here?

Best regards!

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#19 Author of original report

Shut Up!


Thanx Kiteman! But I need a Civil Rights/Human Rights Attorney. I am tired of the Silly Truck Boys Unethical Crap!!!

Doug Floyd owes me the property taxes for the amount of $1700.00. He claimed the 'interest' of ownership of my home....behind my back.

He broke our client attorney contract. He put me in Texas Criminal Court. This is a living nighmare! I am not a he claims in his papers...that I am a prior criminal!!!  I want social justice ...conflict resolution...

Doug T. Floyd wasn't able to get my truck...I still have it. I need money for gas to go to court in December.....Im in exile...about 2000 miles away....

Kiteman thanks again...!!!!

call me Miss. Mermaid



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#20 UPDATE EX-employee responds

it takes alot to stand up against crime!

AUTHOR: kiteman - (USA)

I think standing up against this person who claims to be a lawyer should lose his lincense for the reports i have read he must be one of the biggest scumbags i have heard about.
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#21 Author of original report

Response to Rebuttal:September 2009...'Shut Up'


It is easy to sit behind a desk and type up Rebuttals and make judgments about someones is being done here about mine. I opened up a dialogue and yes it can be analyzed, critiziced and scrutinized.

To fill up one hole> I became homeless due to Doug Floyds and his office, bad legal work, and the work of the 'old boys network,' in Plano, Texas..went (2007)from street to my truck, from truck to motel room (s), ,month to month apartment, sought safety in other states, lived in shelter, from shelter to a trailer, from trailer...finally a few months ago (June 2009) to a permanent housing.

The terrible legal representation is still costing me today. I am back in court December 2009, because of I was wronged by this attorney.

My Civil Rights and Human Rights were Violated.

My complaint is valid and I stand up behind every word I say.Report is not perfect, but it is perfect enough for me... 'a baby step' towards my disclosure, healing and forgiveness.

Any one person who victimizes the victims' and contributes to the continuous blaming the victim...should perhaps take a step to educate themselves about what is a crime?  

If Doug Floyd was an honorable man, he would stand up and come forward himself.


Menlo Park, California



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You do not make sense

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

While you expressed your issues with the Attorney - You never said what was the reason behind needing an attorney in the first place.  Divorce, arrest etc..

Its hard to make a determination when there are so many holes in your post.

While I agree that no one should be subjected to being ripped off by anyone, without some basic background how are we to judge whether you have a legitimate claim

Also - if you feel you have been wronged by this attorney - YOU NEVER said you filed charges against him with the TX State Bar Association AND the TX Attorney General

It seems to me that if you have a valid complaint you would have indicated that you filed with these 2 organizations that have the power to ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! 


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