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James M. Payne

James M. Payne is an attorney licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. A native of Wisconsin, he recently relocated to Kenosha after practicing law in Philadelphia for five years.

Mr. Payne concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, employment law, and general civil litigation. At Rizzo & Diersen, he works most closely with those who have been injured due to automobile and truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, dog bite incidents, slip trip and falls, and other premises liability matters, and nursing home abuse and medical malpractice cases. His practice also includes insurance disputes and bad faith litigation. Mr. Payne works from the firm’s main office in Kenosha but handles cases throughout Southeastern Wisconsin including Racine, Milwaukee, and Walworth Counties.

Some of Mr. Payne’s personal interests include the Green Bay Packers, classic movies, and politics.

Additional Information:

Mr. Payne is a graduate of Temple Law School where he served as Articles Editor for Temple Law Review. During law school, he clerked for the Honorable M. Faith Angell in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the Honorable Glynnis Hill in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In 2014, he was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the field of litigation.


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2012)
  • University of Minnesota (B.L.A. 2008)


  • Wisconsin
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin