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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Owner||Payne Law Firm, PLLC||2018 - Present|
|Trial Attorney||Norwood & Norwood, P. A.||2016 - 2018|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration Field Test Report||What To Expect During Your Attorney-Client Meeting||2018|
|National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration Field Test Report||Demystify The Field Sobriety Test||2018|
|National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration Field Test Report||Brannen D. Payne's DWI Toolkit||2018|
|West Fork AR Police Refresher||District Court Defense||2017|
|University of Arkansas School of Law||Juris Doctor||2015|
|University of Central Arkansas||Philosophy||2010|
|University of Arkansas||Trial Advocacy Judge||2018|
|West Fork Police Department||Criminal Charges in District Court||2017|
|University of Arkansas||DWI and Drug Defense||2017|
|University of Arkansas||Trial Advocacy Judge||2016|
Posted by Jo
Wed Oct 16 2019
Posted by Marinda
Fri Oct 11 2019
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