David W. Payne


Phone: 941.487.2800
Email: info@lawnav.com

David Payne is a Sarasota native and lives with his wife, Laurie. They have three sons and one daughter. David is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates.

David has been listed in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers since 2006. He was awarded Best Lawyer by Sarasota Magazine for 2011.

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate
  • Trust Law
  • Taxation
  • Business Law​
  • University of Florida, B.S. 1983 class
  • Mechanical Engineering with high honors, 1985 class
  • General Electric, Advanced Course in Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, 1987
  • University of Cincinnati, Graduate Classes in Aerospace Engineering, 1988
  • Cornell University, J.D., 1992
  • State of Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Florida Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates (since 2000)
  • Current meeting coordinator
  • Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council
  • Served five-year term on planning committee
  • Estate Planning and Probate Sarasota section of the Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Chair, 2008-2009
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Business Trusted Alliance Group (2012- Present)
  • Business Networking International (2002-2015)
  • Federalist Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Tau Beta Phi
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers/Super Lawyers
  • Designing Women Boutique
  • Seminars on wealth & estate planning for local organizations
  • Homeowner’s Association