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Justin R. Payne

Litigation Attorney at Cocoa, FL

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Real Estate and Business Litigation, Insurance Claims, Construction Liens, Contract Disputes, and Consumer Protection Litigation.

    20 years

  2. Construction and development

    20 years

  3. Consumer protection

    20 years

  4. Insurance

    20 years

  5. Real estate

    20 years

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The Law Offices of Justin R. Payne
96 Willard Street
Suite 204
Cocoa, FL, 32922


5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Linh-Da | July 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ms Waters
I hired attorney Payne to take care of some legal matters for me. He was very professional and fought hard for my case in the court room and we got the results we wanted and won my case. I highly recommend attorney Payne he will fight for you and get the end results you wants. I can’t say enough about his work. Thank you attorney Justine Payne for you hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!
I retained Mr. Payne to defend a foreclosure suit. I did not think that there was much hope for my defense, but he indicated otherwise. He successfully defended my suit and I have been able to keep my property. He and his staff greatly exceeded my expectations. Since then, I have hired him to handle other matters. He is one of the most brilliant people that I know. I highly recommend Mr. Payne.
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Posted by Johnna | March 31, 2015
Peace of mind
I would consider Justin Payne family. I have been with him since January 2007. I hold a mortgage that had to go into foreclosure. I was at my wits end. He explained the situation telling me what we had to do and now I have my mind back. He also took over dealing with the mortgage to reduce my stress. He always kept me informed of the new changes that has taken place. I would recommend Justin to any of my friends and family. He is genuine attorney who shows compassion to his clients.
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Posted by loretta and bruce | March 17, 2015
My florida home
I loretta do not live in florida but owned a house there . Do to unfortunate circumstances I had to give up my home. Mr. Payne was sympathetic to my situation and helped me solve my problem. I foreclosed on my home which I loved! Mr. Payne along with his staff kept me updated throw my hardship and always kept me positive. He is all of the above (trustworthy, knowledgeable etc..).
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Posted by Teah | February 27, 2015
fantastic attorney
I retained Mr. Payne in 2009 to handle my foreclosure. He uncovered all kinds of illegal items in my note. My foreclosure took 6 years, by design, and one of the plaintiffs had to pay me! He was diligent and relieved all my worries. I did nothing and lived stress free through the whole process. I highly recommend Mr. Payne.
Posted by Ned | March 31, 2014
Excellent Advice and Easy to Work With
I received a contract drafted from a lawyer in another state. Mr. Payne did a great job understanding the intent of the contract, made corrections, and revised the contract considerably to eradicate all inconsistencies and terms that were to my disadvantage. Great experience as Mr. Payne really took the time to explain to me in plain English what was being done and provided better ways to make the contract airtight, simpler, and truly enforceable. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Seth | March 27, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I would recommend hiring Justin Payne as an attorney. Justin is highly knowledgeable in the areas of real estate and commercial law. In addition, Justin is an excellent litigator, well versed in evidence and rules of the court.
Posted by Jeanne | March 19, 2013
Trust, Integrity, Results!
Justin is a great legal representative. He intuitively understands his clients' needs. His positive results are priceless. He is knowledgeable, personable, strategic, dedicated, and persistent. If you need affordable legal counsel that delivers results - contact Justin! Justin has been helping me for over 5 years and I have never been disappointed.
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Posted by Timothy | March 12, 2013
The very best attorney I ever had
Over the years I have had numerous issues that required an attorney. I have had numerous attorney's handle those different case, many with negative results and In my opinion, more often those results were due to either the ineptness or lack of true concern for my welfare, the client who was paying the bill. Just negotiate it out or settle, that's good enough. Another thing I have learned in dealing with attorneys is that they will require payment whether they win or lose, so many have no real interest in the outcome, nor do they service the case from the clients view point or needs. Justin Payne is not that kind of attorney at all. He is a compassionate man who truly cares about his clients. He spends time with his clients, concerned about their plight and works diligently to provide the most favorable outcome he can. I know him personally and I can say with all honesty he treats clients as he wants to be treated, like a human being, with genuine concern and respect and the applied diligence he would provide his own family members. I have had Mr. Payne handle numerous cases for me since he has been in practice and he has always worked in my best interests, provided me excellent counseling and has been very fair, even personally reviewed his fees to make certain I was never over billed. As I said earlier I have had a number of other attorneys in my life, but now I will only have one, Mr. Payne, a man I know who cares about me as a person and a client. I must add one more thing because of the inability to answer the question below "What type of cases did this lawyer handle?" from the selections provided. Mr. Payne has handled many different cases for me, my will, trust, real estate, mediation, libel/slander, taxation issues, etc., and I can only make a single limiting choice from the drop down restricting me to one answer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2013
Every interaction I have had with Justin Payne has been a pleasure. He is extremely knowledgeable and has always addressed issues timely. He and his staff are very pleasant and have responded to any of my questions or concerns in a timely fashion.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2013
Foreclosure Defense
Mr. Payne took over our case after our attorney died. He gathered all our files, organized & researched our case to defend us against this false foreclosure. Our case was the oldest foreclosure case in Brevard Co. Justin did a great job!
Posted by Teresa | February 16, 2013
Excellent attorney!
Mr Payne is knowledgeable and trustworthy. He and his staff have always been very professional and supportive. At such a difficult time in my life it is comforting to know that I have someone fighting for me with my best interest in mind.
Posted by Nick | February 11, 2013
Homeowner foreclosure defense
Mr. Payne is very knowledgeable, confident and patient. He makes you feel at ease by explaining everything in simple terms. He doesn't rush you out of the office without presenting all the facts and options. When he enters the courtroom he is well prepared and has an even demeanor making me feel less anxious. All my calls are returned and I never feel like he's less engaged with my case. I highly recommend Justin to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Rick | February 8, 2013
an excellent attorney
just right, I recommended Justin to a dear friend and he was as pleased as I had been
Posted by Willis | February 1, 2013
Baymeadows HOA Melbourne Florida
Of all the lawyers I have worked with in 60 years Justin is by far the best he does in a very timely way what he says he will do and advises me on what to do and what not to do in each of our cases.
Posted by Mike | February 1, 2013
Foreclosure Defense
Justin was very knowledgeable, positive but cautious, and knew the strengths and weaknesses of the legal situation. He personally handled each meeting and court appearance. We are very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Travis | January 31, 2013
Superior professionalism
I highly reccomen Justin. He is a normal person not condescending. He explains issues in easy to understand ways and helps you weigh your options. He's aware of the cost and doesn't waste time or your money. When its time to battle he gets right to it. Justin has represented me in real estate and property matters for almost 10 years and I'm lucky to have his services and proud to call him my friend.
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Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • The Law Offices of Justin R. Payne, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Watson, Soileau, Deleo, Burgett & Pickles, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hatch & Doty, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Intern
  • Florida Public Interest Research Group
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bennett v. Aquazitions, LLC
  • Affirmed.
  • Dressel v. State
  • Affirmed
  • First Union National Bank v. Jones
  • Affirmed
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  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Directories, Top Profesionals
  • 2016


  • Florida DCA
  • Wildfire Mitigation in Florida, Land Use Planning Strategies and Best Development Practices
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Justin
Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Justin for nearly 20 years. We first met as fellow students at the University of Florida, College of Law. As a student then and an attorney now, Justin works hard on everything he does. He is a sharp legal mind and someone who I myself have contacted when I have had a legal question outside of my area of expertise."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see Justin in Court quite frequently for various types of hearings and he always appears very prepared and professional. I am happy to endorse his work."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I would recommend hiring Justin Payne as an attorney. Justin is highly knowledgeable in the areas of real estate and commercial law. In addition, Justin is an excellent litigator, well versed in evidence and rules of the court"
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