Attorney Clair Campbell of Campbell & Associates is pleased to announce that Charlotte, North Carolina native Payton D. Hoover has joined the firm.  Payton will be focusing on helping injured clients negotiate fairly with insurance carriers.

 Payton received a B.A. in journalism and mass communication in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He received his J.D. in 2003 from Campbell University.  While at Campbell he was inducted into Pi Alpha Delta Fraternity and the Order of Old Kivett from excellence in trial advocacy.  He also worked as an intern with U.S. Attorney’s office, the Harnett County District Attorney’s office and North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Wanda Bryant.

Payton was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2003 and the South Carolina bar in 2007.  Along with his bar memberships he is also an active member in the North Carolina and South Carolina bar associations.   In 2004 he was named Kingston Evening Rotarian of the year.

During the early years of Hoovers career he gained valuable trial experience as a criminal defense attorney in Eastern North Carolina.  Since then, he has devoted his practice to civil litigation, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in a wide array of legal matters.  Payton has also argued cases at the State and Federal appellate levels, including the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  His experience and knowledge will be a huge asset to the Campbell & Associates team.

Payton’s practice will focus on primarily on personal injury cases.  His number one priority is helping injured people negotiate fairly with insurance carriers.

When Payton is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.  When possible he loves to be on the water either surfing, waterskiing, or stand up paddle boarding.  A fun fact about Payton is he is also a huge music fan and vinyl recorder collector. We are thrilled to have him a part of the Campbell & Associates family.