Here's What Lane & Lane's Clients and Others Are Saying About Lane & Lane, LLC
Here's where you can read testimonials from Lane & Lane's current and former clients who have pursued personal injury lawsuits with the assistance of Lane & Lane, LLC, as well as others about Lane & Lane's legal ability and ethical standards.
"Dear Steve and Staff, We would like to thank everyone for the amazing job you all have done for us. It was really nice to work, and always a pleasure to hear from you all. With the warmest wishes, have the most wonderful and merriest Christmas, and the Happiest Year of all! With love, the K________ Family"
The K_________ Family
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Recommendation for Mark A. Brown and Lane & Lane, LLC
Mark Brown and his team did an excellent job of representing me in my personal injury lawsuit. I contacted Mark just before the statute of limitation was due to expire. Because of his immediate response he was able to file the necessary papers to keep me from losing any chance of any recover in this case. He was extremely thorough in reviewing the facts surrounding this case with me and explaining each document that I was required to review and sign. He also brought in outside experts whose findings greatly strengthened my case. His team collected reams of medical information concerning my accident, subsequent surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. His team confirmed lost wages and other information with my employer.
During each step of the process he kept me thoroughly informed of the progress of my case. I am especially grateful for the time Mark spent in explaining in detail what would take place during my deposition. He did an outstanding job of helping me through the lengthy deposition during which numerous questions were posed by the two opposing attorneys.
The case went to mediation and Mark was superb in his rapport with the mediator and in his negotiations with a room full of attorneys and executives representing the defendant. Mark's further negotiations after the mediation resulted in an out of court settlement in which I am very pleased.
Overall the quality of the attention and services I received was second to none. Based on the excellent handling of my case I would highly recommend the services of Mark A. Brown and Lane & Lane, LLC.
Steve and Scott...
As I sit behind the desk working on closing out 2012, I was thinking about you and just thought I'd take a moment to tell you how much I've valued working together over these years. I took a look back and I did the first case for Scott in 3/2000, followed by Steve in 7/2000. Gee, 12 years!
I consider you two not just clients, but "friends". I appreciate how hard you work for justice for the 'little guy' and that you truly do care about the people you represent, which speaks volumes about you as individuals, as well as the community work you do.
Anyway, I hope you are enjoying wonderful holidays and just wanted to let you know that you are deeply appreciated and to wish you and your families individually, and as a firm, a new year that is peaceful, healthy, joyous and blessed!
Pam, legal nurse consultant
Dear Staff at Lane and Lane LLC,
I just wanted to say how helpful and thoughtful all of you have been through this difficult time.
My family can't thank you enough.
You have exceeded all expectations with your service.
Every member of your staff has been thorough and very helpful in an extremely difficult situation.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends and acquaintances.
Scott you are a true gentleman and handled the very difficult aspects of this case with extreme patience and understanding.
It's truly refreshing to find a law firm that cares about their clients regardless of the outcome of the case.
PCH and family
You were extremely helpful and very knowledgable and informative.
Dearly beloved attorney Stephen Lane,
With pleasure, love and gratitude I am responding to your letter. I am very thankful in having met you and having talked to you. Your words filled with love and comfort made me change my way of thought with regard to my sons' situation. You were very clear and you helped me understand things better. You are a very good person and with the use of patience you were able to reach my painful and sad heart and helped me change my mind. I thank you with all my heart. I leave it in God's hands now and ask that he makes fair justice since he knows better than we do. I apologize for my letter being in Spanish but when one speaks from the heart its better said in our native language (don't you agree?)
I will never forget you.
"My sincere thanks to you and your staff for everything you accomplished on my behalf. Every member of your team is astoundingly attentive and friendly, and it was so reassuring to trust that I was in good hands. The settlement was achieved swiftly, the outcome was just, and as you can imagine, it means a lot to me and my future.
My sincerest thanks,
"I have known Stephen since our time at University of Illinois (1976). I also know him as a very skilled lawyer. He is also a quality human being. You cannot go wrong with Stephen Lane"
"There is a uniqueness about Stephen Lane. Stephen Lane is highly skillful, detailed oriented, dedicated, and takes his commitment to his clients seriously. Stephen Lane is a professional. He's reliable and responsible. He has integrity, and goes the extra mile. I am proud to be employed by Stephen I. Lane."
"Steve is dedicated to helping those who have been injured through the negligent or intentional acts of others. He is compassionate, detail-oriented and will leave no stone unturned. Steve is also highly regarded in his field by colleagues, clients and judges."
"In a typical year, I advise hundreds of attorneys on how their practice can be made more efficient and how the firm can better serve their client. Having done so for more than six years, I have seen attorneys of all ages and ability.
Rarely do I meet an advocate of Stephen's character, experience, and demeanor. It is readily apparent why Stephen has developed his national reputation as one of the most effective trial lawyers in America.
Moreover, every interaction, whether with a client, his staff, or a sales representative, reflects his integrity, patience, and compassion for people. Stephen is clearly a lawyer's lawyer and is someone I would strongly recommend to any injured victim."
"Stephen has a compassion to help victims and injured people, and he is very effective because of his knowledge and experience. He puts the best interests of his clients above all other considerations. Other lawyers consider Stephen to be a true professional and admire his commitment to his clients."
"Steve is one of the hardest working attorney's I know. He has a tremendous amount of compassion for the people he is working with and for. He has a never give up attitude and will go to great lengths for his clients."
"I have had the opportunity a number of years ago to work with Steve Lane in my professional capacity as a court reporter. He is conscientious, professional and most of all extremely competent in the field of law he practices."
"Steve is best in the business. He brings his A GAME every day/all the time. If you seeking a professional legal advisor who will represent you like a family member - Steve Lane is the man to bring to the table."
"We retained Steve after our mother was injured in a fall. We had known Steve for years and knew he was a person of the highest integrity. Steve was painstaking and detail-oriented in his approach, and fully explained developments and our options every step of the way. In the end, he was able to negotiate a satisfactory settlement. We would definitely recommend him."
"I have known Steve Lane as a "friendly adversary" for many years - we used to office in the same building, and I have had many cases where Steve's firm was on the opposite side. Steve and his firm are deservedly held in the highest esteem for the great results they achieve for their clients, for their knowledge of the law, their civility and ethics. Steve Lane is one of the special ones who is as great a person as he is as a lawyer."
"Steve is a highly respected and successful injury trial lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and an extremely effective advocate for his clients. Steve is highly recommended."
"Steve is knowledgeable, honest and easy to talk to. I would recommend him without hesitation."
"Stephen Lane is a detailed-oriented, hard-working professional attorney with many, many talents. His greatest gift of all that I've admired over the eleven years I've known him is his kind & genuine spirit, work ethics, dedication, and love for people. He is a GEM."
"I have known Steve for nearly six years. His firm is a member of my organization, Primerus. In that time I have gotten well acquainted with Steve's reputation as a lawyer and tireless advocate for justice. He is highly regarded by his peers for both his legal skills and his pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients. I have also worked with Steve on a number of Primerus initiatives. He brings exceptional intelligence, creativity and dedication to every project he is involved in. Aside from the above Steve is a great person. He is generous to a fault, funny and a joy to spend time with."
"Steve was great. He helped me avoid numerous situations which were going to develop into major problems, and effectively took care of other instances / brought them to conclusion in my favor. Superb professional. I also place great value in the knowledge that Steve is very well known, liked and respected in the legal community. I highly recommend him and his firm."
"Stephen and I work together on the Leadership Council of Primerus, where I have been impressed by his practical and measured approach to the challenges of management of this 'virtual global law firm'. It is a pleasure to work with him."
"Steve is an excellent personal injury attorney of 30 plus years of experience. It is without reservation that I fully endorse him."
"I highly recommend Stephen. He is an experienced and highly competent trial lawyer who has devoted his career to representing those wrongfully injured. He has successfully handled a variety of highly complex cases."
"I've known Steve Lane for many years and have recommended many people (including my own clients) to him relative to personal injury and medical malpractice matters. He is an excellent and seasoned attorney in that field."
"Steve knows personal injury law as well as anyone. He knows what it will take to win a case, and when it is best to step away. He is honest and of the highest integrity."
"Stephen is an excellent attorney who has a great grasp of the complicated medical issues of the cases in which he is litigating. He is extremely technologically impressive and incorporates it nicely in his practice. What a wonderful advocate for his clients!"
"Stephen is a highly reputable attorney with vast experience and knowledge."
"I have known Stephen Lane for over 25 years through my work as an attorney on personal injury cases and through presenting seminars with the Illinois State Bar Association. Stephen is an excellent attorney and has always been generous with sharing his knowledge and time with other lawyers through seminars, articles and his trial practice program. Also, Stephen Lane has for years been one of the leaders of the Illinois State Bar Association.
"Steve and I have known each other for nearly eight years and have worked together on volunteer boards. I have come to trust Steve's judgment on both business and technical matters, and know that his heart is in the right place when making these decisions. I would heartily recommend him for legal advice."
"Steve Lane is an outstanding attorney. He is hard working, detail oriented, and does an excellent job for his clients. I highly recommend Steve."
"Steve and I went to law school together and worked hard to learn the law. Like all good lawyers, Steve never stopped learning, because when you want to excel you need to continually test yourself. He is also active in the legal community. When someone else asks for a recommendation, I give Steve's name. When I personally experienced medical malpractice, the lawyer I called was Steve."
"Stephen is a well-known and experienced trial lawyer. He has represented persons in the area of catastrophic injury for many years. Additionally Steve has been elected or appointed to leadership positions in multiple bar associations."
"Stephen is an excellent attorney with a tremendous reputation for doing everything he can for his clients. I would recommend Stephen without reservation."
"Steve and I are colleagues, not strictly in the same company but both members of the Illinois Plaintiffs' bar representing victims of medical negligence. He is an compassionate, zealous, outstanding lawyer, and a strong advocate and supporter of people in great need. An eclectic person, he is also a fine musician. He has my recommendation!"
"Steve is one of the finest and most highly respected personal injury lawyers in the State of Illinois. He also enjoys an excellent reputation for conducting himself in a civil and ethical manner while zealously representing his clients."
"Steve is a talented and creative lawyer who works hard to achieve extraordinary results for his clients. He is also an active and respected leader in the legal profession."
"Steve Lane is an exceptional human being and extremely talented professional, one who I have the highest respect for in both work and life. For the past 25+ years, I've been an executive in the global human resources industry, working with a great number of extremely intelligent and successful business executives and attorneys worldwide. If I were asked to identify some of those individuals I respect the most, Steve's name would be up there with the best of them. Why? Because whether it's a complex business/legal matter that requires great ethics, superior intellectual knowledge & vast legal experience......or friends simply coming together to achieve a common goal which requires strong leadership, "roll up your sleeves" hard work and an ability to cooperate well with others, Steve is the real deal."
"Steve is an exceptional plaintiff's trial attorney. He is kind, compassionate, highly intellectual and a master at the art of trail. I highly recommend him."
"Steve Lane is an accomplished trial attorney and advocate for individuals and families who have sustained injury or suffered death. He is tireless and extremely committed and I am happy to endorse him for his professional service and dedication."
"Stephen is one of the most-knowledgeable and client-friendly attorneys I know. He is a fantastic trial lawyer who goes beyond the basics to assure he is providing the best service for his clients. He tailors his services to those client needs, while upholding the highest standards in legal work and ethics. A client could really do no better than to hire Stephen as their counsel."
"Our firm retained Stephen in a personal injury matter for our client The matter was in certain respects a little bit more complicated than your usual case. Nevertheless, the results were great. Stephen handled the matter to everyone's satisfaction."
"I am delighted and honored to recommend Steve. I can hardly think of any personal injury attorney and trial lawyer more respectable than Steve. His reputation is excellent amongst all Chicago lawyers and attorneys and amongst the victims of injuries he has represented during his carrier."
Steve is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough attorney. In addition, he does everything possible to help his clients because he cares about them. Steve believes in the right to trial by jury and helping the little guy.
I was looking through some papers on my desk and buried under some files was my copy of "The Trusted Advisor" by David H. Maister, Charles H. Green & Robert M. Galford. It reminded me to send you this note of thank you and gratitude. There are so many good things I could say about my experience with working with you but nothing really says it like this. Please know when I think of words "Trust and Advisor" I think of you.
I would like to start by saying thank you for your compassion and dedication during our case. I don't think there is anyone more loyal or experienced as an attorney in all of the world. You made dealing and coping with the situation at hand very easy. If I ever know of anyone in need of a attorney I will recommend you for any personal injury, medical mal practice, and any abuse case. I say this because you have great comforting skills. You made me feel like you were not only my attorney but also my friend. You have been great to me. Thank you again and again.
We just wanted "Thank you", for a job well done and for the hard work that you have put into settling our mom's case. You really have put your whole self into our ease and we really and truly appreciate all of your hard work and efforts! We have worked so closely with you that we feel that you have become in some sense "family" to us. We know that through this rough journey you have felt the pain that we have endured in losing our dearest mother/wife/grandmother in this horrible tragedy and our lives have forever changed! You have been so compassionate, understanding and patient while working diligently to make us content with our decision making process. Your heart has been with us 100% and we are so truly grateful to you. We are so lucky for finding such a pure - hearted, good - natured attorney with a good conscious to fight for our mom so that my family and I could rest easy knowing that we have done all that we could to help her rest in heaven. Those types of attorneys are very difficult to find, but we were one of the fortunate ones. If my precious Mom is watching down on us right now I know that she is proud of the fact that we both fought as hard as we possibly could and it was all in her honor. Thank you for believing in her and in us. You will always hold a special place in our hearts for fighting so hard for such a magnificent person that you have never met, but meant the world to us.
Sincerely, your ever so grateful clients,
The C**** family
Scott D. Lane featured in Law Bulletin Article
A Cook County trial judge stated that he had "never seen an attorney so well prepared. Scott proceeded to obtain from the jury the largest verdict in my courtroom."
Another former opponent acknowledged Scott's ability to succeed in difficult cases: "in a highly defensible (complex medical malpractice) case, Scott took more from my client than I care to recall. It was absolutely a case in which the quality of Scott's advocacy turned the situation around."
One defense attorney stated, "Scott is not only a first-rate attorney, but he is also an outstanding appellate advocate, which is a very rare combination in our legal community."
According to another defense attorney, "Scott Lane is one of the most ethical attorneys I have encountered in my career and he is professional in every sense of the word."
One former client-attorney remarked, "Scott is not only a skilled practitioner, but a moral, compassionate human being who deeply cares for each and every client. There are many lawyers; there are few Scott Lanes."