About Payne & du Toit

At Payne & du Toit, we are here for you. Our team is passionate, experienced, and dedicated to ensuring you get the optimal outcome for your case.  Unlike other firms who process cases in an assembly line fashion, we handle cases with our clients in mind, and craft a tailored plan that is specific to our clients' needs and helps them reach their desired objectives.   

Our attorneys spent years defending large companies in high stakes, complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation. We know how to evaluate a case, advise you of your rights, and zealously litigate your case from start to finish.

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Our Team

Our founding partners, Catherine Payne and Anne Marie du Toit have more than 20 years combined experience representing defendants in a wide range of civil matters. This background gives us valuable insight into managing cases from inception to trial and beyond.

 
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Catherine Payne  

Catherine grew up in Flowery Branch, Georgia, graduating from West Hall High School.  She attended the University of Georgia, and graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in Business Management and a minor in Spanish. 

 

Catherine attended law school at Mercer University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude, at the top of her class.  She was a student editor for both the Mercer Law Review and the Journal of Southern Legal History, and clerked for various judges both in and after law school.  She subsequently spent nearly a decade working for one of the nation's largest law firms before co-founding Payne & du Toit.  She is licensed in both Georgia and Florida, and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star.  She also is a contributing author of Georgia Products Liability, a practitioner's guide to products liability law in Georgia.

Catherine believes in giving back to the community.  She remains active in juvenile justice issues, recently finishing her service on the Board for youthSpark, Inc., a nonprofit working to transform the lives of youth vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

Catherine is married with two beautiful children, and loves spending her free time with family and friends. 

 

Anne Marie grew up in Waycross, Georgia, after which she attended the University of Georgia for both her undergraduate degree and her law degree.  Upon graduating cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, she spent more than ten years defending businesses and their insurers in connection with various civil disputes.  

Anne Marie is passionate about the education of today's youth and currently works with various key players in the field of education in an effort to optimize virtual learning.  She also volunteers with The Ronald McDonald House, an organization that provided her family with a home away from home when her son underwent a series of surgeries out of state.  

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Anne Marie du Toit