Mr. Payne, a fifth generation Texan, is a shareholder in the firm and is the firm’s senior trial attorney. His practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on cases involving environmentally-impacted properties. Mr. Payne has been the lead attorney for plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of lawsuits, and he has tried numerous jury, bench and administrative cases to verdict. Mr. Payne has been lead trial counsel in cases filed in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Wyoming, New York, Illinois, and California.
on Environmental Law
“New Federal Procedural Rules Govern Cats in Expert Hats,” 23rd Annual Texas Environmental Superconference (August 2011) (prepared in connection with related speaking engagement).View this article.
“EPA Asserts Fracking Contaminated Water Wells,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (April 2011).View this article.
“Texas Mold, The Litigation Gusher that Didn’t Hit... Yet,” 25th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute (March 2003) (prepared in connection with related speaking engagement).View this article.