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Joy Payne
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Lang joined LGWM December 30, 2016 in LGWM’S Gulf Coast office located in Pensacola, Florida. Lang returned to private practice with LGWM after 12 years in private practice as a trial lawyer, followed by 20 years of public service on the bench as a trial court judge, retiring in 2016. Lang served 28 years in the Army Reserves as a Judge Advocate General and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2016.

During his 12 years in private practice, Lang defended legal malpractice actions, premises liability actions, and a variety of personal injury, property, and construction related cases. Lang routinely defended claims in both Alabama and Florida state and federal courts. While in private practice, Lang also served as the City Prosecutor for the City of Daphne, Alabama, and the Municipal Judge for the City of Fairhope, Alabama.

During his 20 years as a circuit trial judge, Lang presided over more than 6000 civil jury cases. As a judge, Lang presided over 200 jury trials and 750 non-jury trials, including some of the more complex civil litigation cases in Alabama's 28th Judicial Circuit. Many of the trials over which Lang presided included catastrophic injury cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, construction defect claims, municipal liability and general civil litigation. A large number of the civil jury cases over which Lang presided involved condominium and home owners’ associations with substantial and complex construction defect claims against developers and contractors. Lang also presided as judge over dozens of individual residential and commercial litigation cases during his 20 years.

During his tenure on the bench, Lang served for 10 years as Chair of the Alabama statewide Judges Technology Committee, which Lang oversaw the development and implementation of the statewide Alacourt and Alafile electronic filing systems. In 2015, his contributions to the system were honored by being awarded the Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit.

Professional Profile
  • 2018 Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
  • 2017 Howell Heflin Honesty & Integrity in the Professional Award Recipient
  • 2015 Alabama State Bar Judicial Award of Merit Recipient
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Member, Mobile Bar Association
  • Member, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Bar Commissioner for Baldwin County, Alabama State Bar
  • Advisory Committee of the Alabama Rules of Evidence of the Alabama State Bar
  • Past member, Education and Executive Boards of the Alabama Circuit Judge's Association
  • Past chair, Court Technology Commission for the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
  • Past service, Alabama Military Law Committee and the Advisory Committee of the Alabama Rules of Evidence of the Alabama State Bar
  • All State Courts in Alabama
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • United States District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Troy State University (now Troy University), B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting (1978)

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. (1984)
- Alumnus of the National Judicial College