Payne & Fears LLP offers a full range of business and litigation services to its clients in four primary practice groups: Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Insurance Coverage and Labor and Employment. Across these practice areas, we represent all types of clients, from multi-national corporations to emerging tech startups to individual insurance policyholders.

Practice Departments

 

Insurance Coverage

Testimonials

  • I hire Payne & Fears LLP because of certainty--certainty in my receipt of value, in its strategic approach to problem solving, in its integrity of billing, in its candor when evaluating my cases, in its creativity while searching for an economical and fair resolution and in its attorneys’ tenacity throughout the ensuing battle. In a world of unknowns, I value constancy in characteristics that matter most. Payne & Fears LLP delivers that constancy.

    - Chief Litigation Officer, Fortune 500 Company
  • Payne & Fears LLP has represented me and my company for many years. It is an excellent law firm with the highest standards. I have worked with hundreds of attorneys in my career. I get results with Payne & Fears LLP.

    - Small Business Owner
  • Your support at Payne and Fears is top rate and it is such a pleasure to work with someone who understands business and offers a conservative, yet aggressive approach – not very easy but something that you seem to demonstrate well!  You are always my first choice of outside counsel.

    - Senior Vice President, Human Resources, International Consumer Goods Company
  • The attorneys at Payne & Fears have the unique ability to size up complex matters and provide well-reasoned solutions. Their knowledge of the law and depth of experience, coupled with the responsive and personal service they provide, all contribute to a strong and valued relationship with our organization.

    - Vice-President of Labor, Publically Traded Silicon Valley Technology Company

Successes

Aug 22

Payne & Fears LLP Obtains Summary Judgment in Whistleblower Case

Payne & Fears LLP prevailed in New Jersey state court by obtaining an order affirming a defense summary judgment for the Firm’s client. In John Kahn v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Everest Institute, and Patricia Tripp the plaintiff alleged that Corinthian was defrauding the Department of Education by falsifying documents in connection with student loan funds. The plaintiff alleged that he was terminated in violation of New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act for blowing the whistle regarding the alleged fraudulent practices.  Jeff Brown and Andrew Haeffele defended the case.

Practice areas: Labor and Employment Litigation

Attorneys: Andrew K. Haeffele, Jeffrey K. Brown

Jan 08

Payne & Fears LLP Obtains Affirmed Summary Judgment Ruling

The Second Appellate District, Division Two affirmed the summary judgment ruling obtained by Payne & Fears LLP attorneys in an Unruh Act case for Trump National Golf Course in Palos Verdes, California. In the original case, Cohn v. Corinthian Colleges (2008), Payne & Fears was retained by Corinthian Colleges to defend claims that the company’s sponsorship of a promotional giveaway of tote bags on Mother's Day at Angel Stadium of Anaheim violated California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Practice areas: Business Litigation

Attorneys: Amy R. Patton, Daniel L. Rasmussen