Attorney Harry Payton

About Me

Harry A. Payton, managing member of Payton & Associates LLC, is board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in civil trial and business litigation. With over 45 years of experience in state and federal court, he represents domestic and international corporations and high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters involving commercial real estate, commercial foreclosures and lender liability; litigation involving fine art; corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes; probate, will and trust litigation; intra-family business disputes; and legal and accounting malpractice.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Floridasince 1966
U.S. District Court Southern District of Floridasince 1968
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
My Education
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of ColumbiaLL.B. - 1966
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FloridaB.S. (Cum Laude) - 1961
My Memberships
Supreme Court of Florida Professionalism Committee for the 11th Circuit, Chair, Mentoring Subcommittee, 2012 - Present
Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Contracts and Business), Member, 2018 - Present
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE): Member 2002-2008, Vice Chair, 2004-2005, Chair 2005-2006
BLSE Executive Committee: Member 2004-2007, Vice Chair 2004-2005, Chair 2005-2006
Business Litigation Certification Committee: Member 1997-2002, Vice Chair1999-2000, Chair 2000-2001
American Bar Association: Subcommittee on Billing and Budgeting, Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation: Vice Chair 1994-1997, Co-Chair 1998-2004
My Publications
A Financial Advisor’s Duties Dealing With GDPR, WealthManagement.com, November, 2018
International Asset Protection Planning: The Debtor's Dilemma - Planning For and Protecting Against Future Judgments , IR Global Private Client Working Group, International Asset Protection Planning | Round Table Series, December, 2016
A Guide to Partnering with Outside Litigation Counsel , American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel Newsletter, 2013

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Business Law since 2007
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
Board Certified in Civil Trial & Business Litigation - The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Recognized in Best Lawyers in Florida: Litigation - Real Estate
Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent,1983-2019
Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers®, 2006-2019
So. Florida Legal Guide, Corp. & Business Lit., 2005-2019

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