Michael Payne, CEP®, Attorney

Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Siegel, Payne, & Pudlowski, P.C.
231 S. Bemiston Avenue., Ste. 1111
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 725-8000
(314) 726-5837

mpayne@frankelrubin.com
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CEP® Date Awarded: 02-2012

Michael J. Payne, CEP®
is a partner at Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Siegel, 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