Armando R. Payas

Armando R. PayasMember

For the first ten years of practicing law, I defended insurance companies and medical providers as a partner with the Orlando law firm of Parker & Johnson. In the last 20 years, I joined my family’s firm, Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, and I have solely focused on justice for those injured.

After completing my undergraduate degree in Political Science and English from the University of Central Florida in 1980, I earned a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Florida State University. In 1983 I was admitted to the Florida Bar.

Practice areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto Negligence
  • Trucking/Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Brain Injury (Children & Adults)
  • Birth Injury
  • Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Missed Heart Attack Cases
  • Emergency Room Negligence

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Legal Elite 2012 & 2014
  • Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law
  • Million Dollar Advocate 2013
  • 100 Top Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys
  • Super Lawyer 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite 2014


  • J.D., Florida State University, 1983
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 1980
    • Political Science and English – 1980
    • Minor – French
    • Magna Cum Laude

Languages additional to English

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Law, Barry University of Law

Reported Cases

  • Rucks v. Pushman
  • Alpha Therapeutic

Classes / Seminars Taught

  • “Jury Selection”, CFTLA Raising the Bar Seminar
  • “Insurance Law”, Barry Law School
  • “Civil Jury Selection”, Practice Ready Institute
  • “Building Litigation Skills: Civil Jury Selection”, Practice Ready Institute
  • “Identifying New Cases In Your Existing Files”, FJA Workhorse Seminar
  • “Closing Argument”, AL J. Cone Trial Advocacy
  • “Case Law Update For Jury Selection & Striking Jurors For Cause”, Raising the Bar Seminar

Community Involvement

  • Member on Mayor’s Board Selection Committee