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Brannen D. Payne

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

5.0   79 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2015
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About Brannen

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Well, it's not really about me at all, is it? If you've found me on Avvo, you're either researching attorneys or have heard about me and wanted to check me out.

Either way, welcome! I'm proud of the career that I've built protecting people from the government. If you're charged with a DWI, you've come to the right place (don't worry, I can even help you out with that speeding ticket). But the nice thing about Avvo is that you don't have to take it from me. (I figure that's why you're here, rather than on attorneys' own websites, right?)

You've already made a smart choice! With all of the legal puffery that attorneys put out there (and all of the paid awards that they can hang on the wall!), it's probably nice to have a more neutral source of information to help find the best fit for your case.

After all, what really sets apart all of these attorneys screaming "We're aggressive?" Does six months experience as an assistant prosecutor decades ago really help to keep someone out of jail, now that they've stopped trying to put people in? If you end up speaking with someone that likes to use those lines, you should definitely ask. Then come back and let me know the answer!

Instead, my firm is built around solving clients' problems as best as I can, and as straight-forward as possible. Crazy, right? For that reason, I keep my practice very narrowly focused--DWI, Traffic, and Criminal Defense Exclusively. If you need help with a divorce, bankruptcy, or other civil issue, I am happy to provide you with a good referral or two. But I do not take "door law" clients. That is, any client that walks in the door!

I'm proud of the work that I do for my clients. I feel very honored that I get to play such an important role in their lives.

Once you've finished your research, give me a call to get the ball rolling on your defense. My goal is for you to have a clear picture of the next steps in our case after our first meeting--most of the time, the vast majority of those "next steps" are mine! That means that you get to finish the conversation with an incredible weight lifted off of your shoulders.

I think you'll enjoy being part of the team.

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The legendary Anthony Palacios (pictured here with yours truly) is a nationally renowned Field Sobriety Test practitioner, speaker, and instructor who has trained thousands of law enforcement officers in the standardized field sobriety tests.
A few selections from Brannen Payne's DWI Toolkit. Creative arguments against an officer's observations on your field sobriety test.
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Location

Payne Law Firm, PLLC
100 W Center St, Ste 303
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

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Reviews

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Posted by Kevin | December 12, 2021
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Outstanding Job!
Brannen was a pleasure to work with! He did everything he said he was going to do--including keeping me updated about my case in a timely manner. The outcome was better, by far, than I had hoped for. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Justin | November 11, 2021
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Amazing Work
You guys did a great job. I had to do literally nothing. Always kept me informed and up to date on what was happening. I thought my life was gonna suck for awhile buy you guys fixed it all up. I really appreciate your hard work.
Posted by Ryan | November 11, 2021
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Highly grateful for having him!
I was treated respectfully, and kind. Brannen is very understanding. Willingly to do his best and recognize his hard work. Highly grateful for having him!
Posted by Shayla | June 21, 2021
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Hire him I was cleared of all charges
Mr. Payne was amazing in representing me on ALL 9 citations: DWI, Battery, child endangerment, and others. I was cleared of all charges! If you need an Attorney He is THE MAN to make you feel at ease and that things will be OK. You sir are a blessing. I can not say enough positive things.
Posted by Jack | March 11, 2021
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Saved me from a big bad DWI
First, thank you all so much for pulling through for me like you said you would. I was told by another law firm's attorneys that my DWI was "not winnable" and to just try to stay out of jail and plea. I went with Brannen instead, and here we are a a completely not guilty on everything including the speeding. I didn't even have to show up, and I felt so much better as soon as I met with you. I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am. It goes without saying that I will send everyone that I can your way. Thank you!!
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Posted by Stephanie | January 5, 2021
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Great at taking care of you
I always felt so taken care of when working with Payne Law firm. They go out of their way to make sure that your life gets back to normal.
Posted by Kye | November 20, 2020
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Great
Without a doubt a trustworthy firm. Most grateful for the outcome of my case. Most outgoing attorney I've met. I would recommend this firm to anyone I know. He treated me like a friend, not a customer. Many thanks to this firm.
Posted by Steven | November 15, 2020
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Amazing Experience
Brannen won my DWI even though i was twice the limit somehow. He made the officer own up to all of his mistakes in court and it was amazing. Thank you so much man
Posted by Joey | October 23, 2020
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Excellence
Mr. Payne has gone above and beyond my expectations, not once, but twice! I would recommend him to anybody.
Posted by Trisha | October 20, 2020
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Amazing!
You are amazing and so nice! You really took the time into getting to know me and knowing what i wanted. Anytime I called you always picked up and knew it was me. Keep up the good work.
Posted by Elizabeth | October 5, 2020
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Couldn't have been put in better hands!
Brannen was awesome from the start of our initial meeting. He worked hard to accomplish our successful end result and I am forever grateful. He made sure to keep me up to date consistently.
Posted by Adam | September 24, 2020
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100% Professionalism and Confidence
From day 1 of meeting Mr. Payne he took the stress and anxiety out of the situation that i was dealing with. 100% Professionalism and Confidence is what I felt I had on my side.
Posted by Thomas | September 1, 2020
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Best DUI lawyer in arkansas
I appreciated how on top of things Brannen was from our first meeting. They always kept me in the loop on how our case was going, were super friendly and caring, and I will always remember the day he gave me the best news of all, that he beat my DWI and saved my life. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me.
Posted by Josh M | June 12, 2020
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Simplicity was bar none
Couldn't have been easier. Payne took care of all the footwork. Even got me out of appearing at court. Kept me updated throughout the whole process and was there to answer any questions I had throughout the case.
Posted by Jennifer | April 30, 2020
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Amazing
Mr. Payne was amazing! He helped me tremendously on my case. He was able to reduce my charges down to basically nothing. He kept a very serious offense off of my record and I will be forever thankful for that. Mr. Payne is an awesome lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Danny | April 3, 2020
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Best legal help ever received
Brannen was fantastic at tackling my case and right away helping take stress off my shoulders so i could focus on my family and work. Kept me in the loop every step of the way while laying out my best options! Would recommend 10 out of 10!
Posted by Caleb | March 2, 2020
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Goes Above & Beyond
Brannen Payne is extremely professional, has a lot of knowledge, and easy to get a hold of. It's obvious that he is very passionate about his job. We received outstanding results in regards to my DMV hearing. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer!
Posted by Barbara | January 20, 2020
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Won DWI - EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION!
I found Payne Law Firm and am so thankful I engaged this group. I expected and received clear communication and direction and timely responses at all times. I highly recommend this firm for your legal needs.
Posted by Greg | January 13, 2020
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5+1 Stars
THIS IS THE BEST LAWYER! He not only treated me well, but he was in constant communication, asked for a fair price, and did a GREAT JOB! Brannen is the best!
Posted by Michael | January 13, 2020
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10 out of 10
If I could give a 10 out of 10 star I would! Mr Payne pretty much did the best job on my case with the best outcome could have happened.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Payne Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
  • 2016 - 2018

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Philosophy
  • 2010

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Lawfirm Spotlight Invitee
  • Practice Panther
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Invitee
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Invitee
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys - Arkansas Invitee
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitee
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Business Law Rising Star Invitee
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40 Invitee
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitee
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • First Place - Legal Poetry Competition
  • University of Arkansas
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is always well prepared. He goes the extra mile for his clients and is a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Payne always goes above and beyond for his clients. I endorse and regularly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor, I've dealt with Brannen for several years on the other side of the aisle. He has always vigorously defended his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brannen Payne is a top notch criminal defense attorney. A true professional who works hard, pays close attention to detail, and puts his client's interests first. I'd recommend him to anyone who's in need of a defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brannen is a very talented attorney who vigorously fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Payne is an extremely knowledgeable, talented, and tireless advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Worked with Brannen on several DWI cases and other misdemeanor cases during my time in Washington County. Great Attorney! Would highly recommend to anyone in need of legal assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this attorney! Smart, sharp and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brannen is a skilled attorney who works hard for his clients and always was ready to advocate for his clients, no matter how nuanced the defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brannen is a very skilled criminal defense attorney. I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Brannen shows a great attention to detail, which allows him to find ways to win cases. He has defended a lot of DWI and criminal cases and proven that he has a true heart of a defense attorney. Strongly recommend."
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Fayetteville DUI and DWI Lawyer Brannen D. Payne
Brannen D. Payne
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 8 years
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