Mr. Payne was born in El Paso, Texas; is married to Katherine Payne, who currently works for Texas A&M; and together they have three adult children. After graduating from law school, Mr. and Mrs. Payne settled in Houston, where they raised their children and attended Second Baptist Church (Woodway campus). Mr. Payne enjoys fly fishing, bow hunting and wilderness backpacking.

Randal has been certified in Civil Trial Law, by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, for about 25 years; and has more than 35 years of experience successfully representing all types of businesses in all types of business disputes, ranging from simple breaches of commercial leases to complex, misappropriation of trades secrets litigation involving injunctions against unlawful competition and tortuous interference with contracts/business relationships.