Attorney Michael Payne, CEP®

Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Payne, & Pudlowski, P.C.
231 S. Bemiston Avenue., Ste. 1111
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 725-8000
(314) 726-5837
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CEP® Date Awarded
February 1, 2012

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.

 - Appellate Practice      - Business Litigation
 - Civil Litigation             - Consumer Defense Litigation
 - Criminal Law               - Estate and Business Succession Planning**
 - FDCPA/FCRA              - Defense Trial Practice

Missouri, 2002
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

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

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

A Certified Estate Planner™ has:

  • Completed a rigorous eight (8) module course of instruction in the field of estate planning,
  • Successfully passed a comprehensive examination process,
  • Shown a desire to associate with professional estate planning peers,
  • Agreed to comply with annual estate planning continuing education requirements, and
  • Ascribed to the practical guidelines and code of ethics of the NICEP.

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