Sharon A. Payne

Sharon A. Payne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, earned her Juris Doctor from University of Detroit School of Law, now known as University of Detroit Mercy, in 1984 and has been a zealous advocate as a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1986. Ms. Payne focuses her practice in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Juvenile and Criminal Defense (State and Federal). Ms. Payne has previously taught criminal justice at Schoolcraft College and was elected to and served on the Criminal Law Section for the State Bar of Michigan.


Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan, 1986
  • Eastern District of Michigan, 1986
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993
  • United States Supreme Court, 1994

Memberships

  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Woman Laywers Association of Michigan

Education


University of Michigan  B.A., English, University of Michigan, 1978

University of Detroit Mercy  J.D., University of Detroit Mercy, College of Law, 1984