Ron Payne

Ron Payne

Apple Payne Law, PLLC
  • Family Law, Estate Planning, Business Law ...
  • North Carolina
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Mr. Payne is an experienced lawyer who comes to Apple Payne Law, PLLC after owning his own firm Payne Law, PLLC. Mr. Payne started Payne Law, PLLC when he graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2011.

Before attending Wake Forest University School of Law, Mr. Payne attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was nominated for the Law Review and ranked in the top 20 of his 1L law school class. After transferring to Wake Law, Mr. Payne served as a research assistant to former Dean Blake Morant, and professors Coughlin and Lentz. He also completed an internship with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s office and the Attorney’s office at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS), and was hired for a short time as the Board Hearing Officer for discipline appeals while the WS/FCS Attorney’s office was short staffed.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Payne was a high school band director, where his bands consistently achieved high ratings in Jazz, Concert & Marching. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education & Euphonium Performance at APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY, where he was a two-term Chapter President of KAPPA KAPPA PSI, the Honors Program, ROTC and multiple other student organizations.

Among other jobs listed, Mr. Payne has also worked extensively on his family’s dairy farm, one of the oldest and largest dairy farms in Alexander County, NC. Mr. Payne also has his class B CDLs, which he obtained while a high school band director and has continued to keep up.

When not working at the law firm, Mr. Payne enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer, a band director, sons Aiden & Aaron, and their cat Sunshine. The family enjoys camping, scouting and spending time at the beach.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer free consults for estate planning and traffic tickets, and charge a reasonable 1-hour fee for all domestic/family law consultations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 43126
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-Managing Partner
Apple Payne Law, PLLC
- Current
Managing Partner
Payne Law, PLLC
Wake Forest University
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Appalachian State University
B.A. (2004) | Music Education & Euphonium Performance
Honors: Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma, ROTC
Activities: Marching Band Student Leadership (Uniforms, Equipment, Library, Rehearsal Assistant, Section Leader)
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Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Rising Star - North Carolina Family Law
Rising Star
NC Lawyers Weekly
This program recognizes lawyers who have been out of law school 10 years or less and have already made a strong impact in the legal community. Criteria for selection include: career accomplishments, contributions to the profession, contributions to the development of the law, contributions to the bar and the state and efforts to increase access to justice.
Rising Star - North Carolina Family Law
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Best Divorce Lawyers in Winston-Salem
Rising Star - North Carolina Family Law
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Client's Choice Award
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 43126
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North Carolina Bar Association  # 54600
Family Law CLE Committee Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law section member
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Articles & Publications
The Instrumentalist
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Websites & Blogs
Apple Payne Law, PLLC - Blog
Contact & Map
Apple Payne Law, PLLC
900 Old Winston Road
Suite 212
Kernersville, NC 27284
Telephone: (336) 283-6198
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We have limited availability for after-hours consults depending on situation, urgency and case type. Additional consult fees would apply.