Attorney Michael J. Payne, CEP® Partner - Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Payne & Pudlowski, P.C.
Michael has a broad civil litigation practice and represents individuals, businesses and publicly traded companies in all aspects of litigation. Michael’s practice includes Civil and Business Litigation, Criminal Law, Consumer Defense Litigation, Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning and Appellate Practice.
Michael has many years of experience defending corporations against individual lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FRCA”), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and similar consumer protection laws. Michael has successfully tried numerous FDCPA cases and successfully argued multiple cases before the Appellate Courts in Missouri.
Michael is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis County Bar Association and The American Bar Association. Michael was also recognized as a 2012 “Up and Coming Lawyer” By Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Michael is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is a lifetime member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002 and received the Edward Hunvald Award for Outstanding Work in Criminal Justice and the Roscoe P. Harris Award for Excellence in Advocacy in 2002.
AREAS OF PRACTICE - Appellate Practice - Business Litigation - Civil Litigation - Consumer Defense Litigation - Criminal Law - Estate and Business Succession Planning** - FDCPA/FCRA - Defense Trial Practice BAR ADMISSIONS Missouri, 2002 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
HONORS AND AWARDS Recipient of Edward Hunvald Award for Outstanding Work in Criminal Justice; Recipient of Roscoe P. Harris Award for Excellence in Advocacy, 2002; Recognized as a 2012 “Up and Coming Lawyer” By Missouri Lawyers Weekly
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS American Bar Association Missouri State Bar Association Member of the Board of Advocates Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association of St. Louis County