|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law||North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization||2011|
|Certified Family Financial Mediator||North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission||2010|
|Owner||Barri Payne Family Law & Mediation||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Brock, Payne & Meece, P.A.||2001 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Stubbs Cole Breedlove Prentis & Biggs, PLLC||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Compass Center of Chapel Hill||Volunteer Attorney||2002 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|14th Judicial District Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Durham County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1999 - Present|
|Durham County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Co-chair||2012 - 2013|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of North Carolina, Charlotte||Sociology; Religious Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
Posted by KG
Thank you for helping me through a very trying and difficult period. Your prompt and professional assistance was so very refreshing and very much appreciated. Elizabeth was also very helpful whenever I called or had any questions.
Posted by Catherine
Barri and Elizabeth went above and beyond to make me feel at ease and help me through some very tough family circumstances. In the end, all parties involved were happy with the results. They are amazing! I highly recommend them!!!!!
Posted by anonymous
I would not recommend Mrs. Payne if you need a Bull Dog Attorney. Barri is very sweet and kind. Unfortunately in my situation, sweet wouldn't cut what I was up against. Mrs. Payne did not file my financial affidavit or other records for Alimony after the 15 day requirement. My ex husbands attorneys lead her as well. Therefore having my Alimony case dismissed. The Judge would not listen to my alimony case, Mrs Payne was not prepared with documents when the Judge asked what we had provided, she stated she did not have the documents. Resulting in financial hardship and losing custody of my two girls.
If you don't think your case will get ugly, then please use Barri. She is sweet in Nature. Just not cut out to be a bull dog attorney. She doesn't have it in her.
Brian Johnston, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Barri as a fellow lawyer in the community for more than ten years. Barri has served as opposing counsel in cases with me throughout the years. Barri is an excellent attorney. Barri cares about her clients and works to find the best possible resolutions for her clients. Barri knows the law and uses this knowledge to best serve her clients' goals. Barri is respected by and works with other lawyers in the community to achieve her clients' goals efficiently and without unnecessary expense. Anyone who retains Barri would be very well represented.