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Ernest Charles Payne Jr

Estate planning Attorney at San Clemente, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as E. Charles Payne, Esq., Charles Payne

  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ernest

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Charles practices primarily in Orange and Riverside Counties. He assists clients with Estate Planning and Business Law matters.  You will not find another attorney who works harder for you!

He is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Federal Bar for the Central District of California. He is also a current member of the American Bar Association, the Riverside County Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.

He attended California State University for undergraduate and graduate school, and graduated from California Southern Law School, where he was the valedictorian of his law school class.

Additionally, he is a certified as an instructor by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and presents training to California Law Enforcement.

He offers estate planning and related legal services, and extends discounted rates to members of the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, and EMS, both active duty and retired.

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Contact Ernest

Charles Payne Law
647 Camino de los Mares, 226
Suite 226
San Clemente, CA, 92673


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Peter | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I wasn't expecting to need a lawyer, but I called Mr. Payne about a family law matter a few months ago. He met with me and took the time to really listen to what was going on. I felt like he really cared about what was best for me and my kids. He took care of everything and made sure I didn't get taken to the cleaners. I was impressed with how hard he worked on my case and how much time he put in to make sure I was satisfied. Great attorney.
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Posted by Amanda | November 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney!
I hired Charles Payne for estate planning. The first thing that impressed me is that I was dealing with Charles, not his secretary or paralegal. He met with me to discuss the information needed for my estate plan. I immediately was impressed at the knowledge and skill that Charles has. He made me comfortable when discussing issues such as my advanced directive, being younger the conversation is a little weird so I was thankful to have a caring, easy to talk to attorney. Charles Payne offers significantly lower prices for estate planning documents and offers a very personalized service. I will be referring everyone I know to Charles Payne to handle their estate planning needs.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Charles Payne Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • City of Riverside
  • 2015 - 2017


  • California Southern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • California State University
  • MPA - Master of Public Administration
  • 2003
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Valedictorian
  • California Southern Law School
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Ernest
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is a brilliant lawyer and a skilled advocate for the clients he represents. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Payne is a real asset to the legal community. He is fair, reasonable, and honest. Anyone who hires him to represent him/her can be assured he/she is getting the best legal representation available."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlie is an outstanding advocate for his clients. His knowledge and understanding of the law has repeatedly earned my respect as a fellow attorney"
General practice
Personal injury