also known as Darren Tray Payne
I am proud to be an attorney in Lubbock, Texas where my wife and 4 daughters call home.
After graduating from law school, I entered the world of private practice. After service as an associate attorney for a short period of time, I joined the ranks of the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office as an assistant DA.
I served as a prosecutor for 8 1/2 years. I ended my public service career having been the misdemeanor chief, felony court chief, chief of homicide and served 5 years as a special assistant United States attorney.
I have tried over 100 jury trials and been involved in several thousand hearings and bench trials.
I am experienced, aggressive (when necessary) and dependable. As a small town boy, I was taught the value of integrity, dependability and customer service. My staff and lawyers have been taught these values as well.
Whether needing experienced help for a criminal charge, a divorce, or a simple will or deed, we are small enough to know who you are, but large enough to handle all of your problems.
Call my firm today, you will not be disappointed.
Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)
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I have known Tray for over a decade. He is a smart, hard working lawyer who cares for his clients one at a time. I have worked with Tray on matters and against him on others. I have personally witnessed his dedication to his clients. You can't go wrong with Tray. If I had a problem I would never hesitate to hire Tray.
Stephen Hamilton DUI and DWI Attorney
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2000||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best 20 under 40 Award||Lubbock Young Professionals||2010|
|Justice Award||Lubbock County||2008|
|Prosecutor of the year||Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD)||2005|
|Attorney||Tray Payne & Associates, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Lubbock County||2001 - 2009|
|Attorney||Boatwright & Hamilton||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indiana Ave. Baptist Church||Trustee||2010 - Present|
|Lubbock County Defense Lawyer Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|South Plains Family Law Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Focus Lubbock||Chairperson||2009 - Present|
|Texas District & County Attorney's Association||TDCAA Member||2001 - Present|
|Texas Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Lubbock County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Texas Supreme Court||Licensee||2000 - Present|
|Sanchez v. Sanchez||Win for our client|
|State v. Clara M.||Dismissal|
|ITIO Children||Decreased fathers child support and he obtained standard visitation rights.|
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|Southern Managment Convention||HMO's and Erisa - A look at the future||2000|
|Oklahoma City University Law Review||HMO's Comment on ERISA||1999|
|Oklahoma City University Law Review||Sam Sex Sexual Harrasment, Oncale v. Sundowner.||1998|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2000|
|Texas Tech University||Accounting||B.B.A.||1996|
|Annual Update||DWI Trial Experience||2015|
|Spring Training||Choices and the law||2014|
|Annual Continuing Education||Voir Dire and jury selection||2013|
|New Judges Conference||DWI Defense||2011|
|2010 Judicial Update||The Criminal Jury Trial||2010|
|Intoxication Manslaughter||Understanding the Black Box as evidence||2009|
|Capital Trial Issues||Direct Examination||2009|
|Prosecutor Trial Skills Course||Visual aids in the courtroom||2008|
|Prosecution Capital Trial Course||Voir Dire in Capital Cases||2008|
|Trial Skills Course 2006||Courtroom Trial Presentation||2007|
|Lubbock County Legal Update||Jury Trial Voir Dire||2007|