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About PayneMitchell

PayneMitchell Law Group is centered on several core principles, including a deep belief in our clients and their cases; an unparalleled tenacity in seeking truth from defendants who may wish to hide or avoid liability; excellence in advocacy; and an ethical and honest approach with our clients, juries, courts and opposing counsel.

Our Philosophy

Most of our clients are facing life-changing events – either serious and permanent injuries, or perhaps even the loss of a loved one. Families trying to cope with these circumstances deserve a legal team devoted to a personal and individualized approach. PayneMitchell Law Group delivers this level of service in several ways.
For starters, we only commit to take cases in which we believe that our client’s position is correct – and that the client deserves significant compensation. Then, we operate under the belief that juries are smart. It’s not enough to “sell” a jury a case. We must have our hearts and souls behind our clients and their cause. We also do our homework. We carefully investigate each case, and our lawyers personally meet with each client before agreeing to take the job. By exercising this level of care, we develop not only a relationship, but also a stake in a successful outcome. Ultimately, we’re sincerely motivated to fight for our clients' rights – and passionately driven to convince a jury that our position is correct.

By definition, defendants in lawsuits seek to limit their exposure. Often they accomplish this goal by hiding information, documents and witnesses. In order to ensure that critical evidence is exposed, that the truth is revealed, that positive change is made and that our clients receive just compensation, we are relentless in our pursuit of the evidence. Once PayneMitchell Law Group takes on your case, we interview every critical witness, doggedly pursue the defendant’s documents, and force key witnesses to testify under oath. As one might expect, this approach has consistently resulted in outstanding results for our clients – either by way of trial or settlement.

Ultimately, success in your lawsuit depends upon how well your legal team can advocate for your position. That’s why excellence in advocacy is one of our core principles. It means taking on only a few cases, then devoting substantial time and resources to prosecuting those matters. It also means working harder to hone our trial and settlement presentations through focus groups and mock trials. The goal is not simply to be prepared – it’s to be more prepared than our opponent. At the same time, aggressive prosecution and ethical representation are not mutually exclusive. So we practice the highest ethical standards – because we believe it’s just the right thing to do.

We also believe in telling our clients not only the good, but also the bad, so that they can make the best decisions for their families. That history of ethical and candid conduct with clients has earned PayneMitchell Law Group their confidence, and often results in referrals. In the same way, our conduct with opposing counsel and the courts fosters credibility and respect, as well as benefiting the legal system as a whole.



As recognized trial lawyers, we have a record and a reputation for creativity, tenacity — and ultimately, success. Founding partners Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an honor held by fewer than 3% of attorneys practicing in the State of Texas. Our attorneys have all been recognized as top personal injury lawyers by Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, D Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers, and other publications and organizations. Andy is also board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Texas by Super Lawyers. Jim is a member of the prestigious Trial Lawyer Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has served as the president of the Dallas Lawyers Trial Association. All of our attorneys regularly deliver speeches and presentations to the state bar, trial lawyer groups and other audiences nationwide.



At PayneMitchell Law Group, we handle only a select number of cases. In doing so, we’ve developed a depth of experience in key areas that impact businesses and touch the lives of people. Our specific areas of expertise include business torts, aviation disasters, product defect cases, medical malpractice, commercial vehicle and other catastrophic personal injury matters. By limiting our docket to a handful of significant cases, we’re able to take an individualized and aggressive approach, and bring our full expertise to bear on each and every case.