About

Floyd S. “Trey” Mills III was born on April 24, 1978. His parents Floyd S. “Butch” Mills, Jr and Patricia Yarborough Mills were originally from Newberry, South Carolina and soon after his birth Trey’s parents brought him back to be raised in the same county they grew up in.

Trey attended Newberry Academy from grades K-3, Gallman Elementary 4th grade, Rikard Elementary 5-6th grade, Mid-Carolina Middle and High School, Clemson University, and Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

While Trey was a junior in high school he was chosen by his school to be a representative to Boys State. This was a great honor and would have been an even better experience except that while at Boys State Trey became unusually ill with blackouts, night sweats, and back pain. Fortunately for Trey his mother was an ER nurse at Lexington Medical Center but unfortunately for Trey that did not change his diagnosis of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Along with his diagnosis Trey received a prognosis of two weeks.

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Education

  • Clemson University
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • IPTAY Representative, 2007-present
  • Board Member for Cancer Association of Anderson, 2007-2012
  • SC Bar Star of the Quarter, 2008-2009
  • Advisory Board Member for American Red Cross Upstate Chapter, 2009
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Man of the Year, 2010
  • SC Bar Young Lawyers Division President, July 2012-June 2013
  • Strathmore Who's Who Worldwide Edition, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2012-2016
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 in SC, 2016

Quick Facts

  • Trey is author of the SC Injury Law Journal, a blog found at scinjurylawjournal.com.
  • Before following his true calling, Trey taught English as a Foreign Language in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Trey is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and given a two week prognosis in 1995.
  • Trey has worked as an Aphresis Recruiter for the American Red Cross and a project coordinator with the National MS Society Mid Atlantic Chapter to assist in orchestrating the annual fundraiser and bike ride.
  • Trey has held positions on the Board for the Cancer Association of Anderson and as an Advisory Board member for the SC Chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • Trey is a Clemson alumni, IPTAY member, and constant advocate for the vast resources Clemson University has to offer.