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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 80%
    13 years
  2. Banking: 20%
    13 years



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  • Justin M. Mertz

    I endorse Attorney Payne. I have worked collaboratively with and adversely against Ben on several matters. He fights hard for his clients, is well versed in his practice, and is a respected member of our legal community.


    Justin Mertz Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • David Perry Davis

    Astounding. I'm an attorney in New Jersey and read his answer on Avvo, which answered a BK question that was plaguing me. He additionally followed up via email. Top guy - if I need a BK attorney in Wisconsin, he'd absolutely be my top referral.


    David Perry Davis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hanson & Payne, LLC

740 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI, 53233-2408


WIGood Standing200203/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers - Bankruptcy and Creditors RightsSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in America - Bankruptcy and Creditors RightsBest Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyers - Bankrutpcy and Creditors RightsSuper Lawyers2013
Best Law Firm - Bankruptcy and Creditors RightsUS News & World Report2013
Best Lawyers in America - Bankruptcy and Creditors RightsBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Law Firm - Bankruptcy and Creditors RightsUS News & World Report2012
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Best Law Firms - Bankruptcy and Creditors RightsUS News & World Report2011
Best Law Firm - Hanson & Payne, LLCUS News & World Report2010
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Super Lawyers - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHanson & Payne, LLC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bankruptcy, Insolvency, & Creditors Rights Section of Wis. State BarCase editor2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin State BarBankruptcy Strategies in Context of Divorce2009
National Business InstituteAutomatic Stay Litigation in a Nutshell2009
National Business InstituteNuts and Bolts of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette UN/Alaw2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Milwaukee Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ProgramMarital Property and Bankruptcy Issues2013
2012 Annual Bankruptcy UpdateInitiating Involuntary Receiverships2012
Protecting the Creditor's Rights in BankruptcyAutomatic Stay Issues and Non-Dischargeability Actions2011
Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and AnswersCreditor and Bankruptcy Issues in Real Estate Practice2010
Protecting the Creditor's Rights During BankruptcyAutomatic Stay Litigation and Representing Creditors in Adversary Proceedings2010
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawAutomatic Stay Issues, Ethical Representation in Bankruptcy Cases, Managing the Bankruptcy Filing Process2010
Colleciton Law from Start to FinishCollection Law from Start to Finish2010
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawAutomatic Stay litigation / Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy Practice2009
Divorce Issues In BankruptcyInteraction of Bankrutpcy Law and Divorce Issues2009
Nuts and Bolts of BankruptcyChapter 7 Bankruptcy Law2008
Bankruptcy Issues in DivorceInteraction of Bankruptcy and Divorce Law2007