About Us

Providing comprehensive estate planning and elder law,  because what matters is quality of life, not just what happens when you die. 

Our Story

Our Vision – Helping You

Vern and Josh have been friends for many years. Both of them have had a great deal of success and experience in and out of the courtroom. Throughout their time in law, they have both been accredited as honest, hardworking lawyers who put their client’s best interest in mind. Each case is thoroughly researched and prepared with a clear plan of action for each person.

Our Company Mission 

Help our clients prepare for the event of incapacity or death and care for their assets now.


Meet Our Team


H Vern Payne

H Vern Payne

Attorney at Law

Vern Payne obtained his Doctorate from the University of New Mexico Law School in 1964 and was admitted to practice law in New Mexico over 55 years ago. 

He has represented thousands of clients through his years of practice in many different areas of law. At this time, he no longer goes to court for his clients, but he practices in the areas of law that do not require a courtroom presence. This includes estate planning, real estate law, and other matters.

Joshua J Jimenez

Joshua J Jimenez

Attorney at Law

Joshua Joe Jimenez was born and raised in New Mexico. He graduated from Rio Grande High School and went on to attend the University of New Mexico and Brigham Young University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho School of Law in 2010 and was licensed as a member of the New Mexico Bar that same year. He is licensed to practice in federal court and in the State of Idaho.


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Our Process is designed to be flexible and meet your specific desires and needs!

Mr. Jimenez and his team are phenomenal I cannot find the words to express my gratitude for their attention, and professionalism. They are very responsive and attentive to my needs. Nancy, Shanae and Mr. Jimenez just overall the BEST OF THE BESTEST.

- Noemi Aguilar

Trustworthy, Integrity, J. Jimenez is a brilliant attorney!

- E Caldwell

Mr. Jimmenez listened to all I had to say and was able to win our case without having to go to court. I chose Payne and Jimmenez because I felt they really wanted to help me and that they cared about me. Very knowledgeable and caring people.

- Lloyd Bro


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