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Edward M Payne III

Edward M Payne III

Of Counsel
Beckley, West Virginia

Year Joined Firm

  • 1962

Areas of Practice

  • Mining Law
  • Coal Law
  • Banking Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 1% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1962
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1962
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1962
  • U.S. District Court, 1962


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • LL.B. - 1962
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1958

Representative Clients

  • Bank of Raleigh
  • Piney Land Company
  • Virginia Crews Coal Company
  • White Oak Group


  • Bank of Raleigh, Beckley, WV

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Degree from COGS

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rotary, Past President
  • West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, Past Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • West Virginia College of Graduate Studies Foundation, Member, Advisory Board
  • Pinecrest Development Corporation, President
  • West Virginia House of Delegates, 1965 - 1968
  • Raleigh County Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The West Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Beckley, West Virginia, City Attorney, 1964 - 1983
  • Captain, U.S.A.R., 1958 - 1959


  • Phi Delta Phi
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File Payne Scherer & File PLLC
130 Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801

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