Meet David Payne

I enjoy what I do.  I really do!  Getting to know my clients and being able to help improve their lives is truly satisfying.  I grew up in Southwest Missouri, went to Mizzou Law School and returned home in 1999 to establish my legal career.David Payne

I have worked in a wide variety of cases for a wide variety of clients. Those experiences have ultimately given me a great perspective for how to best advise and serve my clients.  I have nearly 20 years of experience advising and advocating for clients all over the Missouri Ozarks. I believe my clients benefit from my experience.

I went to law school dreaming of the high drama of courtroom battles. While I still enjoy the courtroom, I have come to realize the great satisfaction of serving my clients with office work such as Trust & Wills and advising business owners.

My goal is to leave each client better off than when they first walked through my door.

Get the PEACE OF MIND you deserve!


“I have the highest regard for David Payne, who has been my attorney for over 10 years. He has consistently impressed me with his professionalism and knowledge of the law. He is fair, honest, straight-forward, and concerned about his clients. I have relied on David’s good judgment as well as his legal experience and knowledge when issues arise for which I seek good advice. He has good people skills and instincts, answers questions honestly and respectfully, and has a sense of humor. He also has a super legal assistant. To anyone in need of an attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend David Payne.” 


Revocable Living Trusts • Wills • Durable Power of Attorney • Healthcare Power of Attorney • Limited Liability Companies • Real Estate Deeds and Closings & More

David Payne Law services:

  • Trusts & Wills and complete Estate Plans
  • Business Law and LLCs
  • Defending lawsuits in civil courts
  • Criminal Defense in Lawrence, Barry & Stone Counties
  • Traffic Tickets in Southwest Missouri
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Landlord Services
  • Real Estate Services and Deed Preparation
  • Probate Court