|Owner||W. James Payne, Attorney-At-Law||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Powell & Payne, Attorneys-At-Law||1990 - 2010|
|Partner||Powell, Gore, & Payne, Attorneys-At-Law||1989 - 1990|
|Associate||Powell & Gore, Attorneys-At-Law||1988 - 1989|
|Associate||Murchison, Taylor, Kendrick, Gibson, and Davenport||1987 - 1988|
|Judge Advocate||United States Marine Corps||1984 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina||Member||1995 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina||Member||1989 - Present|
|Rotary Club of the South Brunswick Islands||Member||1989 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Brunswick County North Carolina Criminal Indigent Appointment Committee||Member||N/A|
|Rotary Club of the South Brunswick Islands||Past-President||1993 - 1995|
|State of North Carolina v. Larry Robinson||Life|
|State of North Carolina vs. Danny L. Thomas, capital murder charge||Life Without Parole|
|State of North Carolina v. Caudle||Full Acquittal|
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|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1984|
|Campbell University||Government-Pre Law||Bachelor of Science||1981|
|Capital Murder College||Closing Arguments in the Penalty Phase of a Capital Muder Case||2011|
|Capital Murder College||Logistics in a Capital Murder Case||2011|
|Capital Defense College||Jury Selection in Capital Murder Cases||2011|
Posted by Chris
If you need solid representation, Wayne J. Payne is the man! I am going to hire him to help my daughter. I visited her in jail today. Epic! Happy and sad. Mostly happy, she's amazing!
A man walks into a restaurant and calls me by name. I'm the bartender. He knows my first name without introduction and I know his full name. Men like us need no introduction.
Wayne J. Payne (the J. is silent) is one of the most intelligent and respectful man I've had the privilege of meeting. He's hired!
Thomas Goolsby, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Colonel Payne for 20+ years. He is an outstanding attorney with a stellar track record in Federal and State criminal court. Always prepared and ready to fight for his clients, James is an attorney at the top of his profession! I recommend him without hesitation.
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