Kyle M. Payne


Kyle M. Payne practices exclusively in insurance defense matters, including construction law, product liability, insurance coverage, no-fault UM/UIM, auto liability, professional liability, and liquor liability. This includes all phases of litigation from pre-suit through trial and appeals.

Prior to joining Waldeck & Woodrow in January 2021, Kyle spent nearly a decade working in all three branches of state government in Minnesota and Washington. His experience includes work in constituent services for the Minnesota House of Representatives, as a law clerk to the Honorable Jamie L. Cork, and as a Washington State Assistant Attorney General. His experience means he is accustomed to working collaboratively to solve challenging issues for a variety of stakeholders.


  • Minnesota
  • Washington


  • Minnesota State
  • Hennepin County Bar Associations


  • Lawrence University (B.A.)
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D.).