Liên H. Payne

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I counsel Bay Area business owners on how to efficiently resolve the disputes that naturally arise as a business grows. I strongly value relationships and aim to understand who my clients are as people, because personal values influence business decisions and knowing who you are helps me better serve your business.

Prior to co-founding Kennedy Payne, I represented businesses across a wide range of industries while working at an international law firm, including prominent financial institutions, computer storage companies, auto finance providers, and public entities.

Affiliations & Presentations
  • Executive Committee Member, Barristers Litigation Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2017-present)
  • Executive Committee Member, Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco (2015-16)
  • Moderator, How to Use Experts Pre-Trial and at Trial, Bar Association of San Francisco (October 2017)

J.D., Berkeley Law

M.A., Missouri School of Journalism

B.A., Smith College

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

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