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Erica N. Payne

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Erica is a native of Crystal Falls. She graduated summa cum laude from Finlandia University and earned her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has a general practice with a diverse background in the law that includes real estate, probate and trust administration, and civil litigation in these areas. She is also trained as a general civil mediator and domestic relations mediator.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2010;
  • Finlandia University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2007.


  • 2011, Michigan;
  • 2011, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan.


  • Marquette County Bar Association;
  • State Bar of Michigan;
  • American Bar Association.


Erica Payne Super Lawyers


  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Representative Assembly, 2016–present);
  • Executive Council Member, Young Lawyers Section, State Bar of Michigan (2016–present);
  • President, Marquette County Bar Association (2015–2016, 2019–2020);
  • Vice President, Finlandia Alumni Board (2013–2018);
  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate (ICLE);
  • CLE Committee, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan (2018–present);
  • Membership Committee, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan;
  • Member, Probate and Estate Planning Section, State Bar of Michigan;
  • Board of Directors, Zonta Club of Marquette (2013–2015);
  • Volunteer Mediator, Marquette-Alger Resolution Service (2011–present);
  • Mentor, Northern Michigan University Student Leader Fellowship Program (2011–2015)
  • Mediator, general civil mediator, domestic relations, and permanency planning (2010–present).

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