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 Payton & Associates, LLC

July 22, 2013 09:00 ET

Attorney Harry Payton Recognized for Celebrating 30 Years of Dedication to Professionalism

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2013) - Harry Payton was recognized at the Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization and Education celebration honoring 221 Florida Bar members for maintaining 30 years of board certification. Board certification evaluates attorneys' special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. About 4,600 of Florida's 93,000 lawyers have earned board certification. Payton, a commercial litigation attorney, is one of 92 attorneys in the state of Florida certified in both civil trial and business litigation. He has been board certified in civil trial since 1983 and in business litigation since 1997.

In Florida, only board certified lawyers may use the terms "specialist," "expert" or "B.C.S." for Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials. "Maintaining board certification for 30 continuous years is a significant professional accomplishment," said Florida Bar President Gwynne A. Young. "These individuals are leaders by example in Florida's legal profession and we salute their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the practice of law."

Payton is managing member of Payton & Associates, LLC. He serves on the Supreme Court of Florida's Committee on Professionalism for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, and chairs the mentoring program subcommittee. He serves on The Florida Bar's Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and previously chaired The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and the Business Litigation Certification Committee. In the ABA, Harry is active in the Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation. He is a former co-chair of the Billing and Budgeting Subcommittee. Harry was a leader in the effort by the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Counsel to create a uniform system of billing and budgeting that serves as a platform for assessing the productivity and efficiency of outside counsel and law firms.

About Payton & Associates

Payton & Associates, LLC, is a Miami, Florida commercial litigation firm that litigates complex business matters including commercial mortgage foreclosures; lender liability; shareholder disputes; professional liability; commercial real estate litigation; business torts; and bankruptcy adversary proceedings. The attorneys are committed to achieving the best results for each of their clients by providing excellent legal representation and the highest level of professionalism. For more information about Payton & Associates, please visit, or call 305.372.3500 ext. 15.

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