Michael Payma and Family

Michael Payma and Family

Michael Payma is the founder, managing partner, and lead litigator of Payma, Kuhnel & Smith. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 1994. Michael Payma handles cases involving business and commercial disputes, personal injuries, wrongful deaths and criminal defense, both in State and Federal Courts.

Michael Payma has a proven track record, and has been successful in obtaining verdicts and settlements for his clients. Michael Payma limits his practice to business, commercial/civil litigation, serious personal injuries and criminal defense.

​He has resided in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1979. He is married and has two children.

Michael Payma is also a certified mediator.

Bar Admission:
State Bar of Texas – 1994

Court Admissions:
​State Courts in the State of Texas
U. S. District Court- Northern District of Texas
U. S. District Court- Eastern District of Texas
U. S. District Court- Western District of Texas
U. S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Education
B.S.- University of Texas at Dallas (1985)
M.A.- University of Texas at Dallas (1989)
J.D.-Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (1994)