Armando R. Payas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, FL

Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP
 | 1018 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-7223
Fax: 407-425-1254
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Portuguese,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Armando R. Payas is a member attorney at the Orlando, Florida, law firm of Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP. With more than 30 years of experience in law, he focuses his practice on personal injury, including medical malpractice.

After earning degrees in English and political science from the University of Central Florida, Mr. Payas obtained his law degree from Florida State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as before the U.S. district courts for the middle and southern districts of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is board-certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar.

His accomplishments have earned Mr. Payas honors and recognition from the legal community and media. He received the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from the distinguished peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, and he was included in the Florida Trend magazine's list of the state's "legal elite" in 2012 and 2014.

Mr. Payas is a member of many professional organizations, including the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Hispanic National Bar Association. In 2013, he became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised of attorneys who have achieved verdicts or settlements for their clients of at least $1 million.

Committed to education, Mr. Payas has taught law students as an adjunct professor at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. He has also delivered lectures for organizations including The Florida Bar and at seminars offered by the Florida Justice Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Armando Payas

Admitted: 1983, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Florida Legal Elite, 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate, 2013
  • Florida Legal Elite, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, 2014
  • 100 Top Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 1983
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member on Mayor’s Board Selection Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Latest Strategies and Case Law Update on Closing Argument, Al. J. Cone Trial Advocacy, Florida Justice Association, 2013
  • Speaker, Case law update for Jury Selection and Striking Juros for Cause, Raising the Bar Seminar, Central Florida Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • “Case Law Update For Jury Selection & Striking Jurors For Cause”, Raising the Bar Seminar
  • “Closing Argument”, AL J. Cone Trial Advocacy
  • “Identifying New Cases In Your Existing Files”, FJA Workhorse Seminar
  • “Building Litigation Skills: Civil Jury Selection”, Practice Ready Institute
  • “Civil Jury Selection”, Practice Ready Institute
  • “Insurance Law”, Barry Law School
  • “Jury Selection”, CFTLA Raising the Bar Seminar
  • Adjunct Professor, Law, Barry University of Law


  • Stephanie Paul v. Sue Nelson Pate Case No: 2013-CA-008324-0 - $1,568,757.76, 2017
  • Jonathon Le - $650,000, 2017
  •  October 26,2017 - Gilbert Lopesilvero, Jr. v. Deana L. Mullis-Guidino Case no: 2016-CA-001620 - $2,138,807.70 , 2017
  • Rucks v. Pushman

Representative Clients:

  • Alpha Therapeutic

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Florida, B.A., Honor: Magna Cum Laude, Majors: Political Science and English, Minor: French, 1980

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
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Office Location for Armando R. Payas

1018 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-425-7223

Fax: 407-425-1254

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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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