Stephen W. Payne

Stephen W. Payne is a trial Attorney at Kirker Davis experienced in virtually every aspect of family law litigation including complex divorce, child custody, visitation, spousal support, child support, property division, modification actions, alternative dispute resolution, and contempt proceedings.
About Stephen W. Payne

A significant portion of Stephen’s litigation practice includes the representation of high-net-worth individuals and professionals, in addition to cases involving business interests. Stephen is well-versed in cases necessitating business valuations, asset tracing, forensic accounting, and custody evaluations, among other aspects.

Stephen has represented clients with diligence and professionalism since beginning his legal practice in 2012. He seeks to tailor his representation to each client’s individual and unique needs. Stephen is keenly aware that families often benefit from resolving their cases outside of the courtroom and skillfully advises clients in settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and mediation to help them achieve desired goals for their family and their future. At the same time, he does not hesitate to advise clients when he believes that going to trial will offer the best opportunity to obtain favorable results.

Before joining Kirker Davis LLP, Stephen worked as a divorce attorney at reputable law firms in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, earned a B.A. at the University of Florida, summa cum laude, and earned a J.D. at the University of Miami.

Practice Areas

At Kirker Davis LLP, Stephen Payne can help you through a variety of issues you may find yourself confronting in the course of ending your marriage. Call us at (512) 943-7552 to speak with a thoughtful, dedicated attorney.


Stephen W. Payne provides concierge-level legal services to clients across Texas and most often the following areas: Travis County, Williamson County, Bexar County, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Hays County, Bastrop County, Bell County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Comal County, Austin, Westlake, Lakeway, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Lago Vista, Bee Cave, Buda, Kyle, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Fair Oaks, Stone Oak, Dallas / Fort Worth, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Southlake.


Professional Memberships

  • Austin Bar Association; Family Law Section
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association

Kirker Davis Reviews

Laura O


I worked with a great team who answered all my questions. They were communicative during all the stages of my representation. I received a favorable outcome. I believe that my representation was the reason for that.

Jordan K


Great experience from beginning to end. They helped me establish a premarital agreement and it was such a smooth and stress-free experience. The communication was always on point, even though everything was conducted via conference calls and Zoom since I live out of state. Highly recommend.

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., University of Florida, summa cum laude

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