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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 2016

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

William Payne returned to his hometown of Memphis after graduating from Tulane University Law School and directly joined Burch, Porter & Johnson in 2016. His practice is focused on transactions, including real estate and secured lending matters.

The development of the law from a historical perspective has always been an interest for Mr. Payne. He believes strongly in using this knowledge to help others and assist in the development of the community. When he is not busy putting his legal skills to work, Mr. Payne enjoys Memphis Grizz and Tiger basketball, live music and traveling.


  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., 2016) cum laude
  • Tulane University (B.S., 2011) cum laude

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Managing Editor, Tulane Law Review (2016)