Of Counsel | Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC
Email: Payne@dereksmithlaw.com | Phone: 212-587-0760 Ext: 228
Employment discrimination and harassment, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights Litigation, Personal Injury/Tort Law, Breach of contract
Indiana University – B.A. double major in Psychology and Communications & Culture
Case Western Reserve University – Juris Doctor, Concentration in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Appellate Division, Second Department; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York
Payne Tatich obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University where he graduated with distinction and as a member of multiple honors societies. Prior to law school, he volunteered at the Middle Way House, a domestic violence shelter providing help for people dealing with domestic abuse. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif. Feeling the allure of big city living, Payne packed his bags and headed to New York.
Prior to joining the Derek Smith Law Group, Payne worked as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Tort Division of the New York City Law Department. He later joined the Special State Law Enforcement Defense Unit as an Assistant Unit Chief. When not representing clients, you will find Payne rock climbing or watching sports with his friends.