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Rebecca Graves Payne

Of Counsel

P. 303.244.1811 | F. 303.244.1879


Rebecca Graves Payne represents clients in complex legal malpractice and professional liability matters, bringing significant appellate and brief writing experience. Rebecca has served on several successful teams defending lawyers and law firms against malpractice, particularly in cases involving significant damages.

Rebecca also represents sophisticated clients in commercial litigation, including business torts and intellectual property disputes. Most recently, she briefed two winning cases in the Colorado Supreme Court.


Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Speaker, "Behind the Bench - A Clerk's Panel, Practice Tips and Insights," Faculty of Federal Advocates, (February 13, 2019).
  • "Attorney Liability to Non-Clients," Speaker at Arapahoe County Bar Association's, (Spring 2016).
  • "Ethical Ramifications of Investigations," Speaker at CLE International's 11th Annual Ethics Seminar, (December 11, 2006).


  • Co-Author, "Legal Malpractice," Chapter 24, Cause of Action Treatise, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., (July 2017).
  • Co-Author, "Colorado's Current Formulation of the Economic Loss Rule Bars Claims for Post Contractual Fraud," The Colorado Lawyer, (December 2012).
  • "Admissibility of Testimony Concerning the Truthfulness or Untruthfulness of a Witness," The Colorado Lawyer, (December 2006).
  • "Investigative Tactics: They May Be Legal, But Are They Ethical?," The Colorado Lawyer, (January 2006).

Other Experience

Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
Jacobs Chase LLC
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Miners Alley Playhouse
    Board of Directors

Personal Interests

Running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two children

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