Scott D. Lane is a partner of The Law Offices of Lane & Lane, a plaintiff's personal injury firm which specializes in the fields of medical and professional negligence, motor vehicle accidents, premises and product liability, and related areas involving serious personal injury and wrongful death. Prior to his present practice, Scott was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney for several years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in 1984 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In 1988, Scott received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he served as a member of the Law Review and Trial Team. For his accomplishments on the Trial Team, Scott received the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. Scott is admitted to the following bars: Illinois (1988); United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois(1989); and United States Supreme Court (1995). Scott is a Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who in America (membership #141819). He is also a founding member of Loyola Law School's Circle of Advocates (Advisory Committee) and serves as a mentor in Loyola’s mentoring of law students program. In 2002, Scott was selected as one of the 40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois To Watch. He has also been consistently selected as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” as published by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine. In 2014, Scott became a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.
Scott frequently lectures at bar association seminars on topics pertaining to civil litigation. Additionally, Scott is co-director and the primary instructor of the Illinois State Bar Association Trial Technique Institute. Scott is also an adjunct professor at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he has also coached Loyola's Trial Team. Scott is a contributing editor to Lane's Goldstein Trial Technique and Lane Medical Litigation Guide and has authored numerous articles, chapters and texts pertaining to various aspects of civil litigation, including the widely used text, “Illinois Motions in Limine”, published by Thomson West.
Scott is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice (fka “ATLA”), American College of Legal Medicine, and the International Society of Primerus.
Scott has been married for 25 years to his wife, Nancy, and has two adult children, Joey and Hannah, who presently attend Ohio State University.