About Our Attorneys


Ronald W. Payne Vcard


  • Chicago

    550 West Adams Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, Illinois 60661

    Tel: 312.463.3328
    Fax: 312.345.1778

Ronald Payne is a partner with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP with eight years litigation experience. He has extensive experience representing construction companies, trucking companies, hotels, restaurants, snow and ice removal companies, retailers, food stores, auto repossession companies, and individuals in matters involving serious and complex personal injuries and damages. Ron has also handled products liability claims.

Ron has tried several cases to successful jury verdicts, as well as conducted bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. He has an extensive background in motion practice and deposition experience. Ron also has experience in post-trial and appellate work including appellate oral arguments. Every case is unique in its own way and therefore each requires a specific individual approach.

  • Practice Areas
  • Admissions
    • Illinois

    • United States District Court

      Northern and Central Districts of Illinois

    • United States Bankruptcy Court

      Northern District of Illinois

    • United States Court of Appeals

      Seventh Circuit

  • Legal Experience

    Argued and affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, in a case setting a new standard under Illinois law for determining when a settlement agreement becomes effective (Elustra v. Buffalo Wild Wings).

    Defense verdict in an automobile-bicycle case involving defective carpet (English v. McLaughlin, DuPage County, IL).

    Defense verdict in premises case involving defective carpeting (Brennan v. Aguirre Building Maintenance, Cook County, IL).

    Summary judgment in a farming accident case involving a grain silo fire and suffocation injuries (Seibring, et. al. v. Decker Livestock, Iroquois County, IL).

  • Associations

    Chicago Bar Association

  • Education
    • DePaul University College of Law

      Juris Doctor 2006

    • University of Iowa

      Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, 1997