Rebecca Payne
 

Rebecca Graves Payne represents clients in complex legal malpractice and professional liability matters, bringing significant appellate and brief writing experience. Rebecca has served on several successful teams defending lawyers and law firms against malpractice, particularly in cases involving significant damages. She also represents sophisticated clients in commercial litigation, including business torts and intellectual property disputes. Most recently, Rebecca briefed two winning cases in the Colorado Supreme Court.

Other Experience

Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Jacobs Chase LLC
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Miners Alley Playhouse
    Board of Directors

Personal Interests

Running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two children


Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • West Virginia (Inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Other Experience

Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Jacobs Chase LLC
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Government Service

Career Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Miners Alley Playhouse
    Board of Directors

Personal Interests

Running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two children

Articles/Presentations
  • Articles
  • Co-Author, Chapter 24, "Legal Malpractice," Cause of Action Treatise, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. (2017)
  • Co-Author, "Colorado's Current Formulation of the Economic Loss Rule Bars Claims for Post Contractual Fraud," The Colorado Lawyer (December 2012)
  • "Admissibility of Testimony Concerning the Truthfulness or Untruthfulness of a Witness," The Colorado Lawyer (December 2006)
  • "Investigative Tactics: They May Be Legal, But Are They Ethical?," The Colorado Lawyer (January 2006).
  • Presentations
  • Speaker at "Behind the Bench - A Clerk's Panel, Practice Tips and Insights," Faculty of Federal Advocates, February 13, 2019
  • Speaker at Arapahoe County Bar Association's 2016 Spring CLE, on Attorney Liability to Non-Clients
  • Speaker at CLE International's 11th Annual Ethics Seminar, December 11, 2006 Denver, Colorado, on Ethical Ramifications of Investigations
Education
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law , J.D., 1992, cum laude, National Moot Court Team, Awarded Best Brief in Davis Moot Court Competition
  • Duke University, B.A., 1987, Political Science and French, cum laude
Government Service

Career Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • West Virginia (Inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court