James E. Payne is a board-certified personal injury attorney who has worked at Provost & Umphrey since 1995. Payne was certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1999. The National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him in 2001 as a Certified Civil Trial Advocate and in 2012 as a Pretrial Practice Advocate. From 2003-2015, Payne has been selected for the Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. Texas Super Lawyers represents only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. He recently became a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Additionally, Payne has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© every year from 2006 to 2018.
Payne is very active in several social and civic organizations, he is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (served as 2014 Grand Sire/National President). Payne developed the nationally recognized Buy 90 Campaign which was designed to economically empower the African American community in Southeast Texas. Payne is highly sought after as a motivational speaker by many organizations, schools and churches. James Payne authored a book, "I am Healed, But I am Still Sick?"
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