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Lavell O. Payne is a native of Martinsville, VA and currently resides in Canton, Ohio. A Trial Attorney with the Nationwide Insurance Trial Division, Lavell earned her undergraduate degrees in English Language and Literature and African and African-American Studies from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law. Lavell also serves as a Mediator with the Akron Municipal Court in Akron, Ohio.

Lavell is passionate about giving back and being active in her community. She coaches youth basketball, serves on the Meyers Lake YMCA Board of Directors, is active as the Vice-Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Insurance Staff Counsel Committee, and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committees of the Nationwide Trial Division and the Akron Bar Association. Lavell also volunteers with the Nationwide Street Law Program, the Akron Law and Leadership Program, the Akron Law Trial Team, and the Mason Leadership School’s PTO.

Trial Attorney
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
50 S. Main Street, Suite 502
Akron, OH 44308

Pathfinder Year


Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution



Leadership Positions

Diversity and Inclusion Council Member, Nationwide Trial Division Vice-Chair, Insurance Staff Counsel Committee, Ohio State Bar Assn.

Law School

The University of Akron School of Law

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