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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.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1977||11/27/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||Cobb County Bar Association||2001|
|President's Award||Cobb County Bar Association||1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Cobb County Bar Association Elder Law Section||President||2003 - 2004|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Trustee at Large||2002 - 2003|
|Cobb County Bar Association Family Law Section||Vice President||2001 - 2002|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Chaplain||2000 - 2001|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Chaplain||1988 - 1991|
|Woodrow Wilson College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Southern Baptist Theological Seminary||Theology/Pastoral Care||Master of Divinity||1971|
|Samford University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|