Daniela Payne
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Daniela Payne is an attorney licensed to practice law in Idaho. Based out of our Boise office, she focuses on transactional law including business and real estate law. Daniela chose a career in law because she hopes to make a positive impact on the world around her. Smith + Malek’s mission to “make tomorrow better” spoke to what she wants to accomplish and as an attorney, she enjoys turning this goal into a reality as she helps clients achieve their goals. Working at a law firm that prioritizes people first and where team members are able to thrive instead of burn out is why she chose to work at Smith + Malek. 


Before deciding to work at Smith + Malek, Daniela clerked for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Gregory W. Moeller. During law school she was awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. 


Outside of work, Daniela enjoys spending time with family, going on bike rides, swimming, crocheting, and playing Animal Crossing.  


What’s a life goal you have? 

To run a marathon and then complete an Ironman triathlon. 


If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be? 

A teacher. 


What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Do the daily Wordle, then go to the gym.