Attorney Laura Payne has the right combination of experience, dedication and compassion.
It’s not something anyone likes to think about, but statistics indicate that most of us will be involved in an accident at some point. When that happens, anxiety can really kick in. We’re constantly bombarded by billboards, commercials, and ads for personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas – What should you look for when choosing representation? It’s important to find an attorney that is not only experienced in personal injury law, but is tenacious, compassionate, and attentive as well. Those are the attributes Laura Payne has in spades. She is the attorney behind TheOneLawyer.com and also heads up the Henderson’s premier boutique personal injury firm. We recently asked her to share with us what has motivated her to provide exemplary legal representation with a decidedly personal touch for over twenty years.
What sparked your interest in becoming an attorney?
When pursuing my undergrad at UNVL, I majored in journalism and worked at the school newspaper and radio station. One of my favorite things about that experience was interviewing people and learning out the issues they were facing. And while journalism helped me shine a light on people’s problems, it didn’t provide a path to help. That’s what I love so much about law. Now, I still get to hear people’s stories, but I’m also able to help them solve their problems, too.
Why did you choose to focus on personal injury law?
I considered becoming a public defender, but after two years working in the criminal system, I decided I wanted to advocate for people who had been wronged by large corporations and insurance companies. What better way to prepare myself to do that than by working within that system?
I spend over nine years as a staff attorney for a large insurance company. There, I gained the experience and knowledge to not only try cases but to understand how insurance companies review and determine the value of cases. This has given me an insight into the business that few other attorneys possess.
What sets your practice apart?
My primary strengths as an attorney are personal service and years of experience. I have purposefully kept my practice small so I can provide one-on-one help to each of my clients. I understand how insurance companies treat you as a number – and how frustrating and painful that can be.
When you retain me, you work directly with me. My clients are often stressed, fearful and confused at our first consultation. They frequently tell me that no none else has explained or listed to them as clearly as I have. They’ll start the conversation with, “I don’t want to bother you.” My reply is always the same: “You aren’t bothering me. I work for you, and if you have a question, never hesitate to call or text me!” I treat every client as though they are my only client.
What legal services do you provide?
I represent every client on a personal, compassionate and professional level whether they were involved in a car, truck, boat, bus, motorcycle, or slip-and-fall accident. I’m licensed to practice law in all courts in the state of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appleas. I am also admitted to practice in Texas and California. I’m a member of the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Southern Nevada Women’s Bar Association.
What do you love about Las Vegas?
I grew up here. It’s where my family and friends live and where I am raising my three sons. I’m just as passionate about our community as I am my clients. I sport several youth sports leagues and volunteer frequently with community outreach charities. When I am not working or attending my sons’ baseball games, you’ll find me practicing yoga, skiing, or riding ATV’s.