Campbell University, B.S. & Economics
Appalachian School of Law, J.D.
Payton R. Johnson is a distinguished personal injury attorney, known for his exceptional legal expertise and unwavering commitment to securing justice for his clients. As valedictorian at the Appalachian School of Law, Payton’s academic career was marked by outstanding achievements and a profound passion for the law.Driven by a desire to make a significant impact in the lives of individuals facing adversity, Payton chose to specialize in personal injury law. His approach to legal practice is a unique combination of empathy and vigorous advocacy. He recognizes that behind each case is a personal story, a disrupted life, and a future in need of advocacy. Payton’s legal journey began with a clerkship at the Virginia Court of Appeals. This experience provided him with an invaluable perspective on the judicial process and deepened his understanding of the intricacies of legal adjudication. He then ventured into private practice, quickly establishing himself as a powerhouse in personal injury litigation. His areas of expertise include a broad spectrum of cases, ranging from automobile accidents and medical malpractice to product liability and workplace injuries. At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, Payton leads a team of dedicated legal professionals who share his vision of delivering exceptional legal representation to those in dire need. Under his leadership, the firm has secured numerous substantial settlements, further cementing his reputation as a leading figure in personal injury law.