James L. Payne

James L. Payne

Founding Partner

Payne & Fears LLP

James L. Payne

Jamboree Center
4 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614
T: (949) 797-1212
F: (949) 851-1212
Email: jlp [at] paynefears.com
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(949) 797-1212
(949) 851-1212
jlp [at] paynefears.com

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions
  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Professional Awards and Recognitions
  • Named to Southern California Super Lawyers list by Los Angeles magazine, 2004-2015, and 2017.
  • Top 50 Super Lawyers in Orange County list, 2004-2007
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Employment Law- Management, Labor Law- Management and Litigation- Labor and Employment, 2008-2017
Community Involvement
  • Pro bono Arbitrator, Orange County Bar Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program
  • Founding Member, Orange County Bar Foundation, Society of Fellows
  • Partner, Southern California Special Olympics
  • Founding Donor, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
  • Supporting Member, Disabled Sports USA, The Achievers
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles, 1982
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1975