Payton M. Ford

Payton M. Ford

Payton M. Ford

Payton M. Ford is a new associate at Stankoski Myrick, LLC and is excited to begin her career with the experienced attorneys of the firm. Payton is from Marbury, Alabama, where she graduated high school from Marbury High School in 2016.  In 2019, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Alabama with her degree in Psychology and minor in Anthropology and attended Cumberland School of Law shortly after.

During her first year of law school, Payton participated in the first-year trial competition known as the Parham H. Williams Trial Competition, where she and her trial partner competed against multiple teams and came in first place.  In her second year, she became the Junior Assistant Director for the Competition in hopes to aid first-year students in their litigation career.  She competed in trial competitions across the nation as a member of the National Trial Team.  She was also an editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy by her third year, and was published in Volume 45:2 with her student note titled, “Title IX of the Education Amendments: What Does ‘on the Basis of Sex’ Really Mean?”  Payton graduated from Cumberland School of Law in April 2022 with her Juris Doctorate. She was recently admitted to the Alabama State Bar and Federal District Courts of Alabama after passing the bar in September 2022.

Throughout law school, Payton worked numerous clerkships at litigation firms and gained experience in various areas of practice, such as personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal law.  She recently moved back to Baldwin County, Alabama to be close to family and begin practicing.  She is eager to continue learning from the well-respected and experienced attorneys of Stankoski Myrick, LLC.


Michael I. Fish with Payton Ford, Workers’ Compensation and the Telecommuter, in WORKERS’ COMPENSATION EMERGING ISSUES ANALYSIS § 1 (2020).

Title IX of the Education Amendments: What Does ‘on the Basis of Sex’ Really Mean?, 45 Am. J. Trial Advoc. (2022)

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