Cary Colt Payne, Esq. is a life-long resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the sole practitioner of the firm Cary Colt Payne, Chtd., established in 1994.


The firm primarily practices in the matters of trust, probate, and guardianship litigation, both in State and Federal Court.


His practice includes many areas, such as estate planning and services all kinds of business agreements. He represents all classes, including beneficiaries, heirs, creditors, professional and non-professional fiduciaries as well as representing institutional clients, creditors, personal representatives, all on an hourly or mixed rates.


Mr. Payne also has expanded his practice to include specialty trusts/specific or single purpose trusts for example gun owners/collectors (Las Vegas Arms trust) as well as the proprietary Bike Trust-a registered federal trademark for bicycles, memorabilia, ect. motorcycle Trust for motorcycle collectors, as well as other types of specific collections, etc.


This is a unique service for those many collectors wherein such collectors would want the legacy of their specific/special collections to be marshaled on after them.


He has tried (including arbitration) over 100 cases, both jury and non-jury, and has appeared before the Nevada Supreme Court with several published appellate decisions. Matter of the Estate of Miller 178 P.3d 767, 122 Nev. 46 (Nev. 2006); 216 P. 3d 239 (Nev. 2009); Matter of the Estate of Prestie, 138 P.3d 520 (Nev. 2006); Matter of the Estate of Bowlds, 102 P.3d 593 (Nev. 2004); trial counsel for the matter of Jane Tiffany Living Trust 177 P.3d 1060 (Nev. 2008).


Mr. Payne graduated from the University of San Diego, where he earned his degree in accounting (B.B.A. 1985).


Following undergraduate school, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in 1988 and an LLM. (master in taxation) from the Unversity of San Diego School of Law in 1989.  He is currently licensed to practice both Nevada and California.  Mr. Payne is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) since 1991.


He is also a current member of the Nevada Probate and Tax Section, elder law section, State Bar of California Trust & Estate Section, as well as a past member of the ABA Intellectual Property Section, and current member of the Clark County Bar Association.


In addition to practicing law Cary is a dedicated cyclist and diver. He has traveled the world for his cycling and diving adventures. 


Phone: (702) 383-9010

700 South 8th Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101