James D. Payne

James D. Payne: Attorney with Guida, Slavich & Flores A Professional Corporation


National Order of Barristers. Vice Chairman, Board of Barristers. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Mock Trial Competition; Outstanding Trial Advocate Award; Texas Tech Advanced Mock Trial Competition, First Place, 1990. Member: Texas Tech National Mock Trial Team, 1990-1991; MENSA; Dallas Scottish Rite; York Rite and Hella Shrine.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-692-0009  Phone
University Attended:
Baylor University, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
Texas Tech University, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991, Texas; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2000, U.S. District Court, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
Dallas (Member, Environmental Law Section, Executive Committee), Tarrant and Rockwall County Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; American Bar Association (Member, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section); Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Birth Information:
Fort Worth, Texas, April 7, 1965
Reported Cases:
Appellate Decisions: Environmental Conservation Organization v. City of Dallas, No. 07-11247, 2008 WL 5243638 (5th Cir. Dec. 17, 2008); Environmental Conservation Organization v. City of Dallas, 529F.3rd 519 (5th Cir. 2008), cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 418, 172 L.Ed2d288 (2008); Environmental Conservation Organization v. City of Dallas, 2007 WL 4165917 (N. D. Tex. Nov. 20, 2007); Environmental Conservation Organization v. City of Dallas, 516 F.Supp2d 653 (N.D. Tex. 2007); K-7 Enterprises, L.P. v. Jeswood Oil Co., 2005 WL 182947 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth, 2005, no pet.).
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  • Fixed Fees Available
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