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William B Payne

Family Attorney at Sequim, WA

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Wyoming - WY 20 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2003
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Payne Law Firm, P.S.
542 N. Fifth Ave
Suite C
Sequim, WA, 98382


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by K | May 4, 2023
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Top-Notch Attorney
Look no further for legal representation, William Payne is the attorney to hire. Will and Roxanne surpassed my expectations with how diligent, hardworking, responsive, honest, and sincere they are. They helped me wade through my family law case with ease and comfort during a very stressful time. I could not be happier with the results of my case and would highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2023
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Great Service
Payne Law office is well respected in the community and provides thorough services with positive results. Roxanne and Mr. Payne are prompt on providing updates and taking care of you from start to finish.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
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Divorce case
Mr. Payne and Roxanne were a complete godsend to me in a very difficult situation. They went above and beyond and made sure that I was not being taken advantage of by the opposing side. I cannot thank them or recommend them enough for everything they did for me! They took a very difficult and confusing situation and made sure that I understood everything and felt as comfortable as possible!
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Posted by Megan | February 27, 2021
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Divorce Case
I cannot say enough good things in one review about Mr Payne and his Office Manager, Roxanne. They took my overly complicated and highly litigated family law case and completely simplified it down to the few actual important points. Mr Payne went to bat for me immediately to stop the bullying that was happening in my case. When I traveled to town for a very intimidating trial, Mr Payne and Roxanne went out of their way to address the safety concerns I had, and made sure my stay was comfortable. While I was in town alone, they made me feel like family. I could not have gotten through this case without them. Highly supportive, but also highly professional at the same time. Mr Payne is very knowledgeable. Would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by Sara | April 4, 2019
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The best attorney I’ve ever used.
Over my lifetime I have retained a number of attorneys and William Payne is hands down the best attorney I have ever used. He’s professional, intelligent and easy to talk to. I especially appreciate his strong communication skills and his ability to clearly answer any of my questions in a way I understand. I feel confident that he is on my side when representing me. It has been a real blessing to have him with me during interviews, where I would other wise be uncomfortable and nervous.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2018
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The Best Legal Service in Sequim/Port Angeles/Clallam County
I retained Will Payne twice in 2018 and believe he is the best attorney in the area. Payne is professional and extremely intelligent and effective. His support staff, especially Roxanne, is responsive and caring. I originally hired Payne after having to fire another well-known attorney in the Port Angeles area who was unwilling to return any phone calls. I would recommend this decision to others for superior communication and effective results. Payne is an effective negotiator and provides individualized service to his clients at an incredibly reasonable/competitive cost.
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Posted by margie | July 5, 2015
Mr Payne was super awesome extremely helpful and especially patient with me trying to figure out how to get through my divorce he also followed up with me later to make sure everything went well definitely recommend him
Posted by Debra | March 20, 2015
Business agreement
Will listened to what our intent was for the business agreement. He inserted language to protect our company. He was prompt and professional. I would recommend Will without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2011
William Payne is a lawyer that is willing to fight for his clients rights.
I retained Will as a lawyer after being harassed by the prosecutor’s office. My case was small however Will did not treat it as such. I would definitely hire Will for any type of criminal matter as I was very satisfied with the service that he gave me. Will promptly returned all of my phone calls, emails and text messages. He made it clear that I was his number one priority and at no time did I doubt that he was on my side and looking out for my best interest. Will displayed a great deal of confidence in his abilities and also demonstrated that he knows the law very well. Will always acted and dressed in a professional manner. I strongly recommend talking to Will about your legal issues. He is a very good lawyer who is willing to fight for his clients and their rights.
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Posted by Heather | June 6, 2011
Helped with traffic ticket -- dismissed
Will assisted me with my traffic ticket and got it dismissed, it was excellent legal work and I was not guilty.
Posted by Cassandra Coleman | April 6, 2011
2010 Case
I am incredibly impressed with the level of knowledge, professionalism and confidence Mr. Payne provides as an Attorney. He was able to work out the details and successfully handle my case without any complications with myself residing in Seattle, WA . I highly recommend his service.
Posted by Gage | June 16, 2010
Helped with a Racing ticket!
Out of all the lawyers we have dealt with he was by far the most helpful lawyer. We have nothing negative to say about him.I had a horrible driving record like really really bad the judge was not gonna bend on 10 days in jail but i only ended up having to spend 4 days.I feel he really cared. He is a great example for what a lawyer should be like! Choose him you won't regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2009
Very professional
Mr. Payne was very professional. He keep us informed during each step and did exactly what he said he would do. Very quick to return messages and follow through with actions. I would recommend Mr. Payne for any legal matter.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Payne Law Firm, PS
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Washington Attorney General's Office
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clallam County
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Principal
  • Payne Law Firm, PS
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clallam County
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Bellingham Assigned Counsel, PS
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Sweetwater County Attorney
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Bussart, West & Tyler, PC
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • MBA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • BSOE
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Choquette
  • Eastman v. Union Pacific Railroad, 03-CV-185-D
  • appeal from Federal District Court
  • Cantrell v. Sweetwater School District Two
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  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Clallam County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Clallam County Bar Association
  • Electronic Law Office
  • 2011
  • Clallam County Bar Association CLE
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2010

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Sequim Family Lawyer William B Payne
William B Payne
Family Attorney
Sequim, WA
Licensed for 20 years