Meet Hope

Ms. Payne was born and raised in this community.  She grew up in Fluvanna County and graduated from Fluvanna County High School.  Since graduating from law school in 1993, Ms. Payne has practiced residential real estate law and family law.  She has also worked for a local nonprofit and for both the Charlottesville and Albemarle Departments of Social Services.

In 2015, Ms. Payne began to focus her law practice in the area of residential real estate working with builders, mortgage companies, and realtors.  She represents clients buying and selling homes in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area and surrounding counties.  Ms. Payne offers her clients one-on-one attention to help them resolve the various issues that arise during the settlement process.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Residential Real Estate

  • Business Law


  • J.D. University of Virginia, School of Law, 1993

  • B.S. James Madison University, Magna cum laude, 1990


  • Virginia State Bar

  • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association