|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Peer Review Rated - AV Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Certified Family Court Mediator||SC Board of Arbitration and Mediation||2015|
|Member||South Carolina Law Review||2006|
|South Carolina Outstanding Young American||South Carolina Jaycees||2002|
|Partner/Member||Payne, Black & Pickelsimer, LLC (formerly Warner, Payne & Black)||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|Richland County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Lexington County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||2008 - Present|
|York County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Jennings v. Jennings, 401 S.C. 1, 736 S.E.2d 242 (2012)||The South Carolina Supreme Court found that the emails in question were not being held in elecronic storage as defined by the SCA.|
|Cannon v. Georgia Attorney Generals Office, et al, 397 S,C, 541, 725 S.E.2d 698 (2012)||The Court court affirmed the Court's imposition of attorneys fees while reducing the amount of the award.|
|Roof v. Steele, 396 S.C. 373, 720 S.E.2d 910 (Ct. App. 2011).||The Court held that the trial court improperly tethered the alimony award to the costs of insurance.|
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|South Carolina Law Review||ATTORNEY MALPRACTICE IN WILL DRAFTING: WILL SOUTH CAROLINA EXPAND PRIVITY TO IMPOSE A DUTY TO INTENDED BENEFICIARIES OF A WILL?||2007|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of South Carolina||Criminal Justice||Master of Science||1997|
|Newberry College||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
Posted by anonymous
Max was hired to handle my complicated divorce matter. He worked thoroughly and diligently to provide the best counsel to see me through this matter. I have never been disappointed in his work. He was highly recommended to me as the best person to handle my situation.
Posted by anonymous
Max handled my case very well. My ex refused to be served, and found every way possible to make every process very difficult. I felt like giving up, but Max was very encouraging and made sure that I finally started receiving child support. He answers emails very quickly and kept me well informed.
Posted by Lisa
Max recently represented me for my divorce. Max balanced patience with me when I was hesitant to file charges and go on the offensive with great guidance on what I needed to do in order to take charge of the situation. Max read the situation really well with my ex-husband and knew what we had to do. I always felt Max was looking after the safety of me and my children and our future. I definitely recommend Max and would hire him again!
David Pisarra, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I met Max in Colorado while we were attending a weeklong Lawyer training for continuing education. He was impressive before the class and even more afterwards. I found Max to be a very perceptive and astute attorney and I highly recommend him as a strong advocate for his clients.