Clifford J. Payne


Attorney at Law



  • J. Rueben Clark Law School, 1989

  • University of Utah, B.A. 1986  

Professional Honors & Admissions:​

  • Utah State Bar, 1989

  • Idaho State Bar, 2011

  • Wyoming State Bar, 2007

  • Arbitrator and Mediator 

  • AV Peer and Judicial Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • DRI Member, 1995 – Present

  • Past President & Officer, Utah Defense Lawyers Association

  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1989

  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2011

  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 2020


Clifford Payne has been practicing law since 1989 and specializes in construction defect litigation, complex and large loss injury litigation, trucking and transportation, premises liability and liquor liability.  He is AV preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized by his peers for the highest level of professional excellence.  Mr. Payne is an active Arbitrator and Mediator in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming and has successfully arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases both as a lawyer and as an Arbitrator/Mediator.  Mr. Payne is licensed in state and federal courts in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming and actively handles cases in all three states.

Mr. Payne is an avid skier and tennis player and enjoys spending time with his family when not practicing law.