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Engaging litigation attorneys in the early stages of any dispute is essential to reducing risk, managing expense, and reaching a desirable result. LFAP litigation attorneys recognize the strategic benefit of early resolution as well as determined advocacy. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to achieve their desired outcome while keeping the client advised of the potential cost and risk.


Telephone: 760-743-1201 x134

Email:  RMP@LFAP.com

Richard Payne is a trial attorney with 25 years of experience with all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-trial discovery and discovery motions through settlement and/or trial. His practice focuses on representing individuals and business entities before State and Federal Courts, as well as numerous administrative agencies throughout California. His practice includes business litigation, contract disputes, construction law, mechanics liens, insurance coverage, business counseling, employment law and counseling, and property disputes.

Mr. Payne attended Oxford University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his undergraduate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University. Mr. Payne graduated in the top third of his class at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a Juris Doctorate, where he was the Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. Mr. Payne interned with the San Francisco City Attorney, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and for the Hon. William Orrick of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Payne is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice in all California state courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Mr. Payne is a sixth-generation Californian, and is active in the San Diego Community. Mr. Payne is a 4th-degree black belt in Aikido, which he has taught locally since 2005.

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