Andy Payne is the founding partner of PayneMitchell Law Group. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also board certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma & Arkansas, but routinely handles complex litigation across the nation. D Magazine has selected Andy as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for the past six years. Andy has been selected by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer and as one of the top lawyers in the D/FW area every year since the program’s inception. He has also been selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America.” Andy has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict in state and federal courts.
Prior to forming PayneMitchell Law Group, Andy served as a partner with the law firm of Howie & Sweeney, LLP. He graduated at the top of his class from Baylor Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. Andy serves on the State Bar Pattern Jury Charge Committee, which drafts form jury charges in products liability cases used by all trial courts in the State of Texas. He also serves on the State Bar Grievance Committee and has chaired Personal Injury seminars for both the State Bar and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Andy has been elected and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas. Andy also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Products Liability at the SMU Dedman School of Law, and is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings both in Texas and nationally. Please see our Speeches and Publications page for copies of Andy’s recent presentations and publications.
Andy’s practice is focused on aviation and product defect cases against some of the world’s largest manufacturers. He also routinely handles significant personal injury cases arising from commercial vehicle collisions and other general personal injury matters. Please visit the Expertise page for a more detailed description.
Andy is a Director Emeritus of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation, and a member of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism. He is a Fellowship Member and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Andy serves on the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the AAJ's Leader's Forum, the DBA, the ABA and the Mac Taylor Inns of Court. He has also earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) through a peer review evaluation.