D. Dalton Barfield

D. Dalton Barfield


Dalton defends individuals, businesses, and municipalities in lawsuits. His practice primarily focuses on cases involving motor vehicle collisions and governmental liability.

Prior to his position with Clawson & Staubes, Dalton served as the judicial 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 public on behalf of the judge. Before entering the practice of law, Dalton worked for a recruiting firm that was responsible for staffing the corporate tax departments of Fortune 500 companies.

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.

Outside of the practice of law, Dalton enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Governmental Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Honors & Awards

  • University of South Carolina School of Law Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2019
  • ABA National Law Student Writing Contest 2nd Place Winner, 2019
  • Kondurous Leadership Development Program Graduate, 2020 (University of South Carolina School of Law)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Professional Development Committee, and Pro Bono & Community Outreach Committee
  • Greenville County Bar Association

Published Articles, CLEs, and Seminars

  • 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)