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|Current Court Information:|
|New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division|
|Active:||2002 - 2012|
|Past position:||Superior Court Judge|
|Past term:||January 1996 - August 2002|
|Past position 2:||Partner, Stryker, Tams and Dill|
|Undergraduate:||Mount Holyoke College|
|Law School:||Rutgers Law School|
Judge Payne graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1964 and from Rutgers Law School in 1976. She is now widowed and has two grown sons.
Judge Payne was a partner in the law firm Stryker, Tams and Dill before her appointment to the Superior Court. As a lawyer, she specialized in insurance law, toxic tort law and product liability. She was appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Whitman in January of 1996.