Mitchell C. Payne Esq.

Payne & Black, LLC

Mitchell C. Payne Esq.

Payne & Black, LLC

Mitchell C. Payne Esq.

Payne & Black, LLC

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MITCHELL C. PAYNE is a Partner in the law firm of Payne, Black & Pickelsimer, LLC and a shareholder in ElderLaw Services of South Carolina, P.A. He received his Masters in Accounting from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, and his Law Degree from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. Mr. Payne has been representing South Carolina families for over 25 years, concentrating his practice in the fields of Asset Protection, Elder Law, Medicaid Eligibility, Veteran’s Benefits, Long Term Care Planning, Disability and Special Needs Law, Nursing Home Law, Incapacity, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Guardianship, Business Disputes, Business Succession Planning, and Litigation, relating to Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults, Abuse of Power of Attorney, and all Probate Court matters.

Mr. Payne was a founding board member of the Carolina's Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; a Past President of the South Carolina Chapter of NAELA; and a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Mr. Payne previously served as the Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the South Carolina Bar, and is a frequent lecturer on Elder Law, Medicaid, Public Benefits, Asset Protection, and the rights of senior citizens and those with disabilities. 

Our goal is for our firm to become South Carolina’s Premier Source for Elder Law, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Planning for Disabilities and Special Needs, and Asset Protection Planning; and the place you turn for assistance in obtaining Medicaid or other Public Benefits.  

From our offices in Rock Hill, SC, and Columbia, SC, the lawyers at Warner, Payne & Black pride themselves in aggressively achieving the goals and preserving the dreams of South Carolina families. 

The attorneys at Warner, Payne & Black have represented clients in cities and towns throughout the Carolinas, including Columbia, Rock Hill, York, Clover, Lancaster, Chester, Lexington, Charlotte, Pineville, Indian Land, Sun City Carolina Lakes, Charleston, Greenville, Kershaw, Camden, Florence, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Orangeburg, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Augusta, Aiken, Beaufort, Gaffney, Spartanburg, Gastonia, Sumter, Lexington, Winnsboro, Newberry, Pageland, Greenwood, Georgetown, and Savannah, Georgia.

Firm Description

We provide comprehensive special needs planning for residents of South Carolina. Including 

  • Estate Planning
  • Medicaid and Medicare
  • Elder Law
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Planning for Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Guardianships
  • Trusts for Disabled Children
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  •  Asset Protectcion Planning


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131 Caldwell Street
Post Office Box 10352
Rock Hill, SC 29731

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