Helping Dozens Seek Fair Settlements
Our team of skilled airplane crash lawyers will help you seek justice.
At Payne Mitchell, we pride ourselves on taking on selective, strong cases that will bring change and justice not only to our clients but help to promote safety within the airline industry for travelers in the future.
Behind every case we take on, we are sincerely motivated to fight for our client’s rights and justice, with a motivation to convince each jury that our position is correct.
We put not just our hearts and souls into each case and cause that we represent, but we also combine them with thorough investigation and experience.
Our aviation crash lawyer team will meet personally with every single client before taking on their case. We believe that by taking caution, we increase our chances of reaching a successful outcome while developing a strong relationship with our client. Fighting for your rights truly motivates us, driving us to convince many jurors that our client is correct.
Oftentimes, plane crash lawsuit defendants want to limit exposure of their case as much as they can. To achieve this goal, they hide witnesses, documents, and information. This explains why we are so relentless in pursuing the proper evidence, promoting transparency and justice for all.
Once your plane crash case is taken on by Payne Mitchell Law Group, you can rest easy that we will always:
- Interview each witness thoroughly
- Seek to reveal the defendant’s documents
- Make critical witnesses testify in court
Whether you want to pursue a settlement or a trial, our approach will be the same: aimed to result in justice and strong results for you and your family.
On top of the work investigating and in the courtroom, we will ceaselessly sharpen our settlement and trial presentation via mock trials and focus groups. We do not want to simply be prepared, but take the steps to be more prepared than our opponent.
At the same token, ethical representation and fierce prosecution can also coexist in a courtroom. Because we believe that it is the right thing to do, we vow to practice the most pristine ethical standards in the industry. It is our duty to give our clients any bad news along with the good so that they can choose the best decision for their loved ones.
Our history of ethical conduct with our clients has gained us their trust, and hope that we can extend the same to you and your family during a difficult and trying time.Call Us Now 214-441-6292
During the last 20 years, Andy Payne of Payne Mitchell Law Group has handled lawsuits involving plane crashes. These either ended in injury or wrongful death.
Besides heading Payne Mitchell Law Group as its founding partner, Andy Payne has also been a licensed pilot since the late 1980s.
Payne is double board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law from the legal institutions:
- The Texas Board of Legal Specification
- The National Board of Trial Advocacy
Payne is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This institution limits its ranks to the most qualified plane crash attorney experts.
Andy Payne seeks to create deeper relationships with their clientele. To establish a positive change in our client’s life, we fight tooth and nail to win the financial settlement that they deserve.Call Us Now 214-441-6292
Andy Payne is licensed to practice in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. However, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t certified to handle complicated litigation all across the country. Not only has Payne argued various cases in state court, but he has also successfully tried cases in federal courts.
To prove his deep dedication to the community, Payne spends time offering pro bono representation to those who desire it the most. Every year, Payne carefully selects a handful of clients to represent free of charge as a way to show his unending gratitude to society.
Additionally, his law firm has been a supportive donor of Equal Access to Justice Campaigns for more than 10 years. Andy and his helicopter crash attorney team have donated over a hundred thousand dollars. They provide free legal assistance and resources to the judicial system to help those in need.
Formerly, Payne was a partner at Howie & Sweeney, L.L.P. Prior to this, Payne received a Juris Doctorate’s degree from Baylor Law School. While there, he spent time as Baylor Law Review’s executive editor.
Now, Payne is a notable member of the State Bar Pattern Jury Charge Committee. He helps to pursue product liability cases throughout multiple trial courts in Texas. He chairs personal injury seminars for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas State Bar as well.
Payne is a product liability adjunct professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He lectures at both national and local professional meetings. He is also a board member of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism.Call Us Now 214-441-6292
“Andy Payne, of PayneMitchell Law Group, was selected to D Magazine’s 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.”
– Baylor University Alumni Notes, May 2017
“Todd Ramsey, of PayneMitchell Law Group, was selected to D Magazine’s 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.”
– Baylor University Alumni Notes, May 2017
“PayneMitchell Law Group is a boutique law firm with areas of expertise in business torts, aviation disasters, product defect cases, medical malpractice, commercial vehicle and other catastrophic personal injury matters. As recognized trial lawyers, the firm’s attorneys have a record and a reputation for creativity, tenacity — and ultimately, success. Founding partners Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the firm’s attorneys have all been recognized as top personal injury lawyers by Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, D Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers, and other publications and organizations. Andy is also board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Texas by Super Lawyers. Jim is a member of the prestigious Trial Lawyer Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has served as the president of the Dallas Lawyers Trial Association.”
– Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, May 2016
“Payne Mitchell Law Group L.L.P. was founded upon several core principles: a deep belief in the firm’s clients and its cases; an unparalleled tenacity in seeking truth from defendants who may wish to hide or avoid liability; excellence in advocacy; and an ethical and honest approach with clients, juries, courts, and opposing counsel. Payne’s practice is focused on aviation and product defect cases against some of the world’s largest manufacturers. He also routinely handles significant personal injury cases arising from commercial vehicle collisions and other general personal injury matters. In his practice, Payne handles cases involving life-changing events— where millions of dollars and the client’s long-term security are at stake. Payne is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is sought after for his products liability knowledge and, in fact, teaches products liability at the SMU Dedman School of Law. He has years of experience and a proven track record that includes satisfied referring attorneys and clients, as well as a string of impressive verdicts and settlements.”
– D Magazine, May 2007
In 2019, Andy Payne received an award from the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, he has been board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2004. Attorney Jim Mitchell has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1996.
As a law firm, Payne Mitchell Law Group has been included in the list of the Best Law Firms in America by both U.S. News and World Report from 2010 to 2020.
Jim Mitchell has been included in the list of Best Lawyers by D Magazine since 2010. Andy Payne has also been honored in the list of Best Lawyers by D Magazine since 2010. From 2013 to 2017, Todd Ramsey dominated the list of Best Lawyers by D Magazine as well.
Attorney Stefanie Bradshaw was featured in the Best Under 40 category by D Magazine in 2018. In terms of the Lawyer of the Year Award, Andy Payne received this honor in 2015 and 2019.
Also, we have a lot of Super Lawyers who have been selected by Thomson Reuters, including attorneys such as:
● Jim Mitchell
● Andy Payne
● Todd Ramsey
● David Williams
● Stefanie Bradshaw
Andy Payne, Jim Mitchell, and Todd Ramsey have been consecutively nominated as the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News for the last four years. Last but not least, Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey, and David Williams have gained the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating too.
Regionally Based Staff
Up to 50 employees in one principal office
National Customer Base
Clients in several different states, including Texas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, and more
Expertly run by founding partner and pilot Andy Payne for more than two decades
Dallas Principal Office
Ready to Take Your Aviation Accident Case to Court?
For those of you who have been in or affected by a serious airplane or helicopter crash, the last thing on your mind is representing your case in court. That’s where Payne Mitchell Law Group comes in.
With decades of litigation experience under our belts, you can rest assured that your case will be well-represented in court. From airplane accidents to corporate jet accidents, our attorneys will fight for you and seek justice for your family.Call Us Now 214-441-6292