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Michael David Payne

Car accident Attorney at Ontario, CA

4.9   12 reviews

also known as Michael D. Payne, Mike Payne

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 2 years
    California - CA 31 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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HELPING ACCIDENT & INJURY VICTIMS GET THE COMPENSATION THEY DESERVE - CALL NOW!

The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne is a small law firm specializing in personal injury litigation. Mr. Payne has kept the firm small in order to provide the highest quality legal service to clients. 

The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne handles a limited number of cases at any one time to ensure quality representation. Every case accepted by the Law Offices of Michael D. Payne is handled by Mr. Payne personally. 

Michael D. Payne has been practicing law in areas in and around Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Covina, and other Southern California communities. He is above all a trial lawyer and takes cases to court and trial on a regular basis. Many other cases settle out of court as he vigorously and persuasively represents his clients courts throughout Southern California. 

After almost 15 years of practice as an attorney Mr. Payne has won thousands of verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. 

Mr. Payne is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. It's membership includes less than 1% of the attorneys in the United States and is limited to those trial lawyers with exceptional skill and experience who have achieved a settlement or verdict in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. 

In addition Mr. Payne has served as a legal commentator for media on several high profile cases in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Payne serves as both an arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Mr. Payne has received numerous commendations from the County Board of Supervisors, city officials and various State Assemblymen and U.S. Congressman. 

Staying in close communication with clients is a top priority of the Law Offices of Michael D. Payne. Building a strong attorney-client relationship begins with a frank and thorough initial consultation. Contact us to schedule a first discussion of your legal concerns.

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Location

Law Office of Michael D Payne
3200 Guasti Road
Suite 100
Ontario, CA, 91761
Law Office of Michael D Payne
150 North Grand Avenue
Suite. 206
West Covina, CA, 91791
Law Office of Michael D. Payne
433 North Camden Drive, Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
Law Office of Michael D Payne
11801 Pierce Street
Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92505
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
Great Attorney!
I had a great experience with the Law Offices of Michael Payne. They helped me with my car accident. They explained the process and answered all my questions. The outcome was more than I expected. The office always returned my calls. I would recommend this office to anyone who is looking for a great Attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2014
Attorney Review
The entire office is really polite and knowledgeable. They always return calls and really explain the process and what you are getting into. The attorney is really involved in the case and does a lot of the work. You will meet him unlike at some offices where you never see or meet the attorney. He did a great job on my auto accident case and helped a lot with handling my medical bills. I recommend this attorney to anyone looking for a really good lawyer for their personal injury case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Wal Mart Slip and Fall Legal Review
Mike represented me on a slip and fall accident at a wal mart. I was really impressed with his ability to explain everything in simplified non legal terms. He went with me to my deposition. What I like the most though about Mike was I was able to talk to him and get a hold of him when I had questions. I was happy with the settlement but was really happy that I was informed the whole way through the case. Mike did a good job. His staff was really a big help also.
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Posted by Sonia | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Injury lawyer recommendation
I hired michael after talking with other offices. Honestly the other offices either didnt call me back or woukd not let me talk to the attorney. Michael explained his fee agreement and how car accident cases work. After i finished my treatment He was able to settle my case for the maximum insurance policy of the driver that hit me without having to go to court. The process took about 4 -5 months and was worth it.
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Posted by L | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Recommendation
Mr Payne helped me out of a major jam. My lawyer dropped me because he did not want ro go to court. Mr Payne met with me and agreed to take my case on . We went to court and won. He was really easy to work with and always professional . i sent another relative to him for legal help.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Work Accident
I was injured on the job. I talked to Mike and he helped me get good medical attention and helped me deal with my medical bills. I was already stressed out but he was able to reassure me and calm me down. I had already talked to some other lawyers office but i coukd never speak to the lawyer. When i called Mikes office i asked to speak to him and he answered. Our first time talking we talked for 45 min about the case before we met in person. When we met he went over everything with me and his staff. They were really professional and nice . He got me a really nice settlement on my case. This was my first accident but i am happy i chose this office to handle my case for me.
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Posted by Shelby Izay | July 30, 2018
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Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Payne helped me on a slip and fall case. He is a personable attorney and relates to his clients. He was able to get me a nice settlement. I am really happy I chose him as my lawyer. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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Great DUI Lawyer
Mike Payne got me a great deal on my 2nd DUI. Plus he handled the DMV hearing all for a very good price. I wish I used him on my first DUI.
Posted by Maria | June 15, 2018
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Top Accident and Injury Lawyer
Special thanks to Michael Payne and his staff for handling my accident case. Michael was very nice an informative. He explained everything in a way I could understand. He got my case settled without having to wait to long so I was happy about that. I highly recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by Yvonne | June 14, 2018
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Awesome Personal Injury Lawyer
I just wanted to leave a note about Attorney Mike Payne. When I came to him for my accident I did not understand the process. He was patient and explained everything to me. I was very happy with my settlement . I made the right choice!
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
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Best Car Accident Lawyer
I hired Mr Payne for a car accident. He was really personable and made me feel comfortable. He is really honest and knowledgeable. His office staff was very nice also. He got a very good result for me. I have referred my relatives to him.
Posted by Marilyn Tully | January 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Michael changed into so actual. He become very informative and I felt like I honestly had a person on my team. Would certainly recommend him or use him again in the destiny.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael D. Payne
  • 2004 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • San Bernardino County Court
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Business Administration
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Riverside Wrongful Death Verdict
  • An offer to settle the case was made in the amount of $200,000. The matter went to trial resulting in a jury verdict in the amount of $6,850,000.
  • Los Angeles Medical Malpractice/Premises Liability Settlement
  • The matter settled for $3,897,000.
  • Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Verdict
  • The insurance company offered $2,500 at mediation.T he jury returned a verdict in the amount of $450,000.
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Consumer Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Nations Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Nations Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • NTL: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Attorney Member
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (18)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives helpful advice on personal injury matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a top notch negotiator and litigator. He knows the law and he knows how to get top dollar for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Michael without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best DUI attorneys around! I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional, knowledgeable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his experience and his contributions that Mr. Payne is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Other
"Great representation. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Contact Mr. Payne to discuss your injuries and any benefits you may be entitled to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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