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Samuel Donelson Payne

Samuel Donelson Payne

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Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Employment & Labor, Workers Compensation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • John Winston Heacock

    When I am looking to hire a professional of any kind, there are 3 qualities I look for: are they smart, honest, and hard-working? Sam is 3 for 3.


    John Heacock Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas Wormouth Shumate

    Sam has every quality I would want in an attorney. He is extremely intellingent, ethical, and hard working. He is very knowledgeable about many areas of the law, particularly labor and employment matters. He has litigated large complex matters and has obtained great results for his clients. I recommend Sam without hesitation.


    Thomas Shumate Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rudy, Wood & Winstead, PLLC

1812 Broadway
Nashville, TN, 37203

165 Riverwood Dr
Franklin, TN, 37069-4181




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nashville Bar Association, Employment Law and Civil Rights CommitteeCo-chair2008 - 2008
Alabama State BarSpecial MemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Vanderbilt UniversityEnglish and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

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