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Mr. Payne has provided legal services to the community since 1977, developing an excellent reputation for tenacious representation of his clients while being sensitive to the availability and benefits of alternate dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and negotiated settlements.



Mr. Payne possesses high academic credentials, maintains strong community ties and is committed to the pursuit of excellence. Mr. Payne's education and training in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy, as well as his work with juvenile offenders and offender counseling, uniquely equip him for practice in the fields of Family Law. This background provides him with skills of listening and understanding which complement his legal knowledge and expertise. Having experienced divorce himself, Mr. Payne has gained additional understanding and empathy for clients. He has been trained to communicate effectively and operates with the strictest and highest personal and professional ethics. Mr. Payne believes that an attorney can be a premier advocate for his client while holding fast to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. The focus and goal of Mr. Payne's practice is to provide individualized services to each client. As a solo firm, the staff and Mr. Payne are easily accessible and available to each client. Having been a Family Law practitioner for more than 33 years, Mr. Payne has learned the importance of personal attention and a prompt response to clients.

Mr. Payne's dedication to quality, trust, honesty, respect and understanding of the law is the foundation of his long standing relationships with clients, the legal community and the community at large.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    1 year
  2. Probate: 25%
    1 year
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    1 year
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    1 year


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C.

248 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA, 30060


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardCobb County Bar Association2001
President's AwardCobb County Bar Association1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Cobb County Bar Association Elder Law SectionPresident2003 - 2004
Cobb County Bar AssociationTrustee at Large2002 - 2003
Cobb County Bar Association Family Law SectionVice President2001 - 2002
Cobb County Bar AssociationChaplain2000 - 2001
Cobb County Bar AssociationChaplain1988 - 1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryTheology/Pastoral CareMaster of Divinity1971
Samford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968