Payne Tatich’s determined work ethic and innate ability to distill complex fact patterns and focus on what’s truly driving a case allows him to create strong defense strategies for each client he represents, expertly guiding them through the complex appellate litigation process.

Working at a plaintiff’s firm, as well as both the Torts and Special state Law Enforcement Division of the New York City Law Department, prior to joining Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt in 2020 Payne developed an unparalleled ability to empathize with both parties and analyze complex cases clearly and objectively from a unique point of view.

He received the Legal Rookie of the Year Award during his time with the New York City Law Department. During law school Payne participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic at the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic, where he represented indigent clients in criminal misdemeanor and felony matters.

Payne excels at adeptly employing motion practice, brief writing, and zealous oral argumentation, always with his client’s best interests in mind. He has been successful on numerous motions, receiving his first big summary judgment motion win early in his career with the New York City Law Department on a substantial damage case.



Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, J.D., 2013

Indiana University, B.A., cum laude, 2009


  • New York, 2014
  • Southern District of New York, 2018
  • Eastern District of New York, 2018
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