Patricia Payne - *Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale–Hubbell®™*
Patricia Payne received her B.A. from the University of Michigan,J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (serving as an Editor on the Journal for Law and Policy in International Business) and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2004.
Ms. Payne heads the firm's practice and serves as outside general counsel to over 30 area businesses and non-profit organizations in the Washington Metropolitan area. Providing comprehensive representation in civil and commercial litigation matters, Ms. Payne also counsels and represents clients in transactional matters (including new business formation , finance and securities and transactional work) preparation and negotiation of contracts (employment, buy-sell, shareholder, operating, licensing), internal operational issues (including employment/labor disputes), litigation and arbitration of employment disputes and business wind-downs/dissolutions.
Ms. Payne has also represented hundreds of individuals in business and contract disputes, labor and employment matters (before the EEOC and in state and federal courts) and in addressing business, commercial and estate planning needs.
Ms. Payne began her career with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and formed her practice in 1992.
In addition to membership in the DC, Maryland and Virginia Bar Associations, Ms. Payne is also a member of: The American Bar Association, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC), the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), the Fairfax Bar Association).
Ms. Payne is also an Ambassador Member of Hope Connections for Cancer and a Member of the Board of Directors of Signature Theatre and MWELA.
Contact Ms. Payne at: PLP@paynelegal.com