Todd S. Payne is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zebersky Payne, LLP. He has been recognized in such publications as the Daily Business Review and the National Law Journal as one of the top attorneys in the country. Mr. Payne received a Martindale Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating from his peers and is consistently named a Florida “Super Lawyer.”

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Todd represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation, healthcare litigation, and class action/mass tort litigation. Additionally, Mr. Payne handles a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including business and real estate acquisitions, corporate mergers and buy-outs, corporate formations, as well as contract and lease preparation.  Todd has handled litigation cases ranging from payer/provider disputes on behalf of healthcare providers, to $100 Million aviation disputes, and corporate matters ranging from formation of entrepreneurial start-ups  to large-scale corporate and real estate deals.

Mr. Payne served as Vice Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and on the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee for the Florida Bar and is an active participant in the American Health Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, and a host of other legal and charitable organizations.

Todd is a FAA certified pilot, a PADI certified scuba diver, and an SCCA licensed race car driver.

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps – Confucius

  • University of Miami Iron Arrow Honor Society, 1983
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Thomas Davison, III, Memorial Service Award, 2000
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Orange Award for Outstanding Service Award, 2011
  • Daily Business Review Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2013
  • National Law Journal 2013 Big Money
  • SuperLawyers
  • FBI Citizens Academy Graduate-2015
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Miccosukee Tribal Court – Pro Hac Vice
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • University of Miami, J.D.1989
  • University of Miami, B.A. 1984
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee, 2006-2007
  • Business Law Committee, 2007
  • Judicial Evaluation Survey Committee, 2007-2008
  • Bench Bar Committee Member 2012-2013
  • The Florida Bar
  • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2007-2013
  • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Vice Chairman 2012-2013
  • Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, 2014-2017
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Fidelity National Title Group
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA)
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association Business Member
  • The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Chairman
  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS)