Defective Product Injury Attorneys

Our attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® and have received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell law directory, which is the highest distinction given. Many have been recognized by Super Lawyers ®– lawyers “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”


Andy Payne

Andy Payne is the founding partner of PayneMitchell Law Group. Andy’s passion for handling significant personal injury cases stems from a desire to not only help people but to affect change. Through the work on his clients’ cases, products have been redesigned, policies changed and lives saved.

As an experienced and effective trial lawyer, Andy routinely handles significant, newsworthy personal injury cases across the country. He has been lead counsel on numerous aviation and product defect cases, commercial vehicle collisions and other general personal injury matters.

Andy is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, but routinely handles complex litigation across the nation. He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict in state and federal courts.


Richard J. Serpe

Richard J. Serpe’s practice, the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC, is a personal injury law firm based out of Norfolk, VA. Mr. Serpe is frequently associated in complex litigation, managing cases with difficult scientific and medical issues. He has experience managing large case cohorts, including the extensive use of database and litigation support software.

Mr. Serpe represents the victims of brain damage from toxic and traumatic injuries. He has commissioned over 200 neuropsychological assessments to document the extent of brain injury and is highly experienced in demonstrating the extent of a victim’s loss.

Richard Serpe is admitted to practice in Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana. Mr. Serpe has represented clients before the Louisiana and Virginia Supreme courts and appeared before the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Circuits of the US Court of Appeals.