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Shannon E. Payne is a graduate of the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri, with a Minor in Hispanic Studies and a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies.


As an undergrad, Shannon interned at, and later worked for, Legal Advocates for Abused Women, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. While in law school, Shannon volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Los Angeles Dependency Court’s CASA program. During law school she worked for a medium-sized real estate firm and found she preferred a practice area that involved more client contact. After law school, Shannon worked for a boutique civil litigation firm, predominantly in Personal Injury Litigation and Family Law. This is where she was introduced to the benefits of small firm practice.  Since joining the California Bar Association, Shannon volunteers with the L.A. County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project as a Pro Bono Attorney, and started Payne Law Group.


Payne Law Group is designed to be more than just a law firm, but an advocate and adviser to our clients. We value accessibility of our staff and attorneys, and an open line of communication with our clients. We also strive to stay current on local rules and codes to ensure our clients receive the best possible representation.


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 70%
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Diana Gevorkian

    Ms. Payne has a strong reputation in the legal community for providing quality legal services while giving personal attention to every aspect of her client's case. I endorse this attorney without reservation.


    Diana Gevorkian Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Manny Ibay

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with her on many family law matters. She is very diligent in her work and gets things done right away.


    Manny Ibay Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Payne Law Group

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Certificate of TributeHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyPayne Law Group2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Manny Ibay2013 - Present
ParalegalLaw Offices of Manny Ibay2009 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
LACBA - DV ProjectPro Bono Attorney2013 - Present
National Court Appointed Special Advocate AssociationCASA2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic Violence TrialClient awarded sole custody
Defense of Child Custody ModificationRequest successfully denied.
Child Protection PlanParties agreed and executed document.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Payne Law BlogThe POST Nuptial Agreement2014
Payne law BlogPreparing for Divorce2014
Payne Law BlogMoving With The Kids2014
Payne Law BlogEstate Planning for the Young Professional2014
Ibay Law BlogAuto Insurance: It's not all the same.2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Mediation ConceptsMediationCertificateN/A
University of MissouriPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A