Judy K. Payne



Judy Payne brings a diverse set of skills and experience to her legal practice. She began her career as an engineer, developing critical thinking skills that have allowed her to address her clients’ legal needs with thoughtfulness and precision. Whether helping a business owner navigate the complexities of corporate and business law or providing guidance to those in the agricultural business industry, Judy brings a fresh perspective to all aspects of the law.  Her practice is focused on the areas of corporate and business law, litigation, real estate law, estate planning and probate. Judy is a native of Missouri. She relocated to Western Kentucky in 2002. Judy currently volunteers as a board member for the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center and St. Nicholas Family Clinic.

Practice Areas
  • Corporate/Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning & Probate

Judy is an avid outdoor enthusiast and can be found on the weekends kayaking and hiking the scenic trails that are so prevalent in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.

  • Murray State University B.S. Engineering Technology, 1996
  • Marquette University, Masters of Business Administration, 2001
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2010
Admitted to Practice
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • US District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • US District Courts for the Western District of Kentucky
Professional Associations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
Professional/Personal Achievements
  • Merryman House, Board Member
  • St. Nicholas Family Clinic, Board Member

Contact Us

Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins,
Blankenship & Sigler, LLP

100 South 4th Street, Suite 400
Paducah, KY 42001

p. (270) 448-8888
f. (270) 448-0998
email: info@kkhblaw.com