Barri Payne

Barri Payne

Payne Family Law & Mediation
  • Family Law
  • North Carolina
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Barri Hilton Payne was born in High Point, North Carolina and grew up in Davidson County. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Religious studies and Sociology. Barri practiced for the last twelve years as a founding partner in the firm Brock, Payne & Meece, P.A. before opening her own solo law and mediation practice in 2013. Barri was involved with the Holderness Moot Court while in law school at UNC and earned her law degree in 1999. She has practiced in Durham, North Carolina since that time and concentrates her practice on family law issues such as divorce, child custody and support, property division and spousal support, with an emphasis towards resolving these issues through alternatives, like mediation designed to minimize conflict for the family. In 2011, Barri became a board certified family law specialist and a certified family financial mediator. She also assists her clients with will preparation, family law appeals, and adoption. She practices primarily in Durham County, but also takes cases in Orange, Chatham, and Wake Counties. Before beginning law school at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Barri had the opportunity to reside in several different states including Washington, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama. While she enjoyed many of these places, she loves calling North Carolina home. Barri lives in Durham with her husband John and their eight year old daughter Amelia. Her family loves the beach, camping in their RV, and Durham’s many attractions such as the Life and Science Museum and the Bulls games. Barri and her family also stay busy with activities at their church. Barri regularly volunteers with the Legal Information Service through the Compass Center in Chapel Hill, which provides free telephone consultations to clients. Barri has taught seminars for the Compass Center’s Free Legal Clinics on the topics of child custody, child support, and spousal support.

Practice Area
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
Barri Payne Family Law & Mediation
- Current
Partner
Brock, Payne & Meece, P.A
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Associate Attorney
Stubbs Cole Breedlove Prentis & Biggs, PLLC
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Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1999)
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
B.A. (1992) | Sociology; Religious Studies
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar # 26601
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
- Current
Durham County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
- Current
14th Judicial District Bar Association
Member
- Current
Durham County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Co-chair
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Certifications
Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Family Financial Mediator
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
1911 Hillandale Road
#1030
Durham, NC 27705
USA
Telephone: (919) 808-2826