Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC has elected Josh Payne a partner effective January 1, 2019. “We are pleased to welcome Josh to the partnership,” said senior partner Bob Spotswood. “Josh is a talented, hard-working lawyer who consistently demonstrates our firm’s focus on client service. Josh has served in leading roles in some of the firm’s most significant matters since joining our ranks in 2012. We congratulate him on this well-deserved career milestone.”
Payne’s practice focuses on complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on antitrust and business disputes. Payne has represented directors and officers, manufacturers, insurers, financial and investment firms, and energy companies. In addition to trial and appellate work, Payne has extensive experience managing large data and document productions and litigating and mediating discovery disputes in high-stakes cases.
Payne joined the firm after serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alabama, where he represented agencies and officials in constitutional and public law litigation, and advised on legislative and enforcement matters. Payne has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence) and has been selected by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for its Alabama and Mid-South editions since 2014. He holds a J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Alabama.
Founded in 2001, Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC is a boutique litigation firm in Birmingham, Alabama, specializing in complex business litigation. The firm has been involved in virtually every high-profile, complex litigation matter in Alabama in the past decade. It is one of the few firms in America recognized, on the defense side, as a Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel Magazine and, on the plaintiffs’ side, as having obtained one of the Top 50 Jury Verdicts by the National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized by Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation, and U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms.” Its lawyers have been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, listed among the Best Lawyers in America, and rated by Super Lawyers.