Troy Payne
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Troy Payne
 

Troy Payne's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Prior to joining WTO in 2013, he was Senior Court Counsel to The Honorable Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau where he was responsible for managing the Supreme Court's appellate docket, researching and drafting appellate opinions to resolve questions of law and fact, and handling trial-level matters.  While in Palau, he also served as the Supervisor of the Office of Court Counsel and as General Counsel for the Palau Judiciary.  Before that, he clerked for four years for The Honorable Judge Anna J. Brown of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. He also practiced complex federal environmental and employment litigation for a year with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC in Portland, Oregon.

Troy graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School where he served as a Notes and Comments Editor of Environmental Law and earned his Certificate of Curriculum Concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He was also awarded the Bernard F. O'Rourke Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Natural Resource Law and the Cornelius Honor Society for Scholarship and Leadership.  He earned his undergraduate degree in history, magna cum laude, from Missouri State University.

Other Experience

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Associate


Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Oregon
Other Experience

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Associate

Government Service

Senior Court Counsel to The Honorable Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong, Supreme Court, Republic of Palau

Law Clerk to The Honorable Anna J. Brown, United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Education
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2007, summa cum laude
    Certificate of Curriculum Concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
    Environmental Law, Notes and Comments Editor
    Jessup Moot Court National Champion, 2007
  • Missouri State University, B.A., 2000, History, magna cum laude
    Full-Tuition Presidential Scholarship
Government Service

Senior Court Counsel to The Honorable Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong, Supreme Court, Republic of Palau

Law Clerk to The Honorable Anna J. Brown, United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Oregon