I have received many requests lately for a wide variety of assistance, and I wanted to clarify what kind of work I do.
I make a living working as an attorney. Most of my practice focuses on criminal defense. I practice trial courts and appeals court at both the state and federal level. I also handle post-conviction cases, which involve trying to overturn convictions after the appeal period is over based upon new evidence.
I take a small number of civil rights cases. I screen these cases very carefully, and only take a select few. These cases are usually claims for excessive … read more »
On November 21, 2011, Barri Payne received her certification from the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in family law. Barri was one of 12 lawyers across the state certified this year in family law. To be certified as a specialist in family law, a lawyer has to meet several criteria including:
Licensed as an attorney for over 5 years
Devote a substantial portion of their practice to family law
Attend many hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars in family law
Be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and Judges through a peer review process
Pass a written comprehensive family law … read more »
Brock, Payne and Meece is pleased to now have two family law mediators: Paul Brock and Barri Payne.
Barri has completed her mediation certification with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and is now available to mediate represented or unrepresented parties. Mediation is a great way to resolve family law issues and is required in child custody cases and equitable distribution (property division) matters. Mediation can often save parties both time and money and can keep your case from going to court. Barri completed a 40-hour mediation training, mediation observations with other certified family law mediators, and has had numerous mediations … read more »