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Alexander Payne CFLS - Newport Beach, CA

1811 Quail Street Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Updated: 01/22/2024

Newport Beach Family Law Lawyer


Born and raised as the only Chinese-American on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin where his family still calls home, Alex had brief stints throughout the Caribbean and South America where he attended schools taught only in French, Spanish, and Papiamento...

About Alexander Payne CFLS

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Representative Cases

  • In re Marriage of Nakamoto (May 4, 2022) 22 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 5514 (2022 WL 1799214)
  • Little v. Commonwealth (2012) 777 S.E.2d 317 (Va. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Ping Pan v. Skyline Technology HK Co., Ltd., CIVRS1201048, 2018 WL 4275239 (Fourth Dist. Ct. September 6, 2018)
  • Marriage of Hsu, G053490, 2017 WL 2334020 (Fourth Dist. Ct. May 30, 2017)


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Family Law Certified Specialist, California, 2021

Other Affiliations

  • Orange County Asian Bar Association (OCAABA) (Secretary & Social Committee Chair)
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association Foundation (OCKABA Foundation) (President)
  • Public Law Center (PLC) (Director)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) (Member)
  • Project Youth OCBF – Food & Wine Society
  • Banyard Inn of Court (Member)
  • Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section (Member)
  • Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (Former Member)
  • CRF Associate Board (Founding Member (2019-2022))
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (Fellow)
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) (Board of Director)

Classes and Seminars

  • “Depositions & Desserts,” Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division (August 10, 2022)
  • "Allocation of Restricted Stock in Divorce," CalCPA's Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Forensic Services Interest Group (May 31, 2019)


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 2018
    National Family Law Trial Institute 7-Day Program
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 2019
    Advanced Cross Examination Program
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 2019
    Advanced Business Valuation Program
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas, 2019
    National Family Law Trial Institute Advanced Business Valuation Program
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1811 Quail Street Newport Beach, CA 92660


  • (949) 216-4494


Other Sources of Feedback About Alexander Payne

Included on the 2024 Southern California list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Alexander Payne on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”, 2020 - 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars , 2020 - 2021
  • AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by, 2021

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