August 23, 2022

Connor Kridle Joins Payne & Fears

Connor Kridle has joined Payne & Fears LLP as an associate attorney based in the firm’s Irvine office, where he will be working with the firm’s labor and employment and insurance coverage practice groups. Connor’s labor and employment practice includes representing employers in all types of matters ranging from single-plaintiff lawsuits to large class or representative actions. In his insurance coverage practice, Connor primarily represents policyholders in a wide range of insurance-related matters against their carriers. 

Connor has been with Payne & Fears for the entirety of his legal career, starting as a summer associate after his second year of law school and continuing during his third year of law school as a law clerk. 

“We are so pleased to have Connor rejoin us in the Irvine office of Payne & Fears,” said Amy Patton, the Employment Law group’s co-chair. “Connor was a summer associate with the firm last year, returning to Vanderbilt in the fall to complete law school. Connor continued to work with us on part-time basis during his third and final year of school.  He has been an invaluable contributor to the Employment Law and Insurance Law groups at Payne & Fears as a student for the past year, and all signs point to that of an excellent emerging lawyer.”

Clients choose Connor both for his creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and for his energetic and approachable personality.

Get to know Connor . . .

What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

In his free time Connor enjoys trail running, backpacking, reading and writing poetry, and spending time with his two cats.

Why did you join Payne & Fears?

I chose to start my career at Payne & Fears, above all, because of the firm’s amazing culture. From my very first day, the attorneys at Payne & Fears have been incredible mentors and I cannot imagine finding a better place to grow as a young attorney.

People would be surprised if they knew . . .

That I love reality T.V. shows.