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Michael D Payma

Michael D Payma

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

Licensed since 1994.  Michael Payma is the lead litigator for Payma, Kuhnel & Smith, P.C.


Languages Spoken: Farsi, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 60%
    21 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    21 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    21 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Navid Daryapayma

    I endorse this lawyer. Fantastic attorney! Highly recommend!


    Navid Daryapayma Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Payma, Kuhnel & Smith

4230 LBJ Freeway
Suite 121
Dallas, TX, 75244



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Associate memberThe American Inns of Court Foundation1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPayma, Kuhnel & Smith1997 - Present
Attorney-PartnerLove, Payma & McCorkle1996 - 1997
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Payma1995 - 1996
AttorneyLaw Offices of David K. Line1992 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Auto AccidentPlaintiff awarded $97,000.00
Business/Real Estate dicputeWon on counter claim

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Texas System, DallasPolitical EconomyMA - Masters1989
University of Texas System, DallasMathematical SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Press ClubBush Kerry Campaign Disputes2004