Scott D. Lane

Managing Partner
Lane & Lane, LLC 230 W. Monroe St, Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60606





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, Mr. Lane 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, Mr. Lane 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, Mr. Lane received the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.  Mr. Lane is admitted to the following bars: Illinois (1988); United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois(1989); and United States Supreme Court (1995). Mr. Lane is a Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who in America (membership #141819).  Mr. Lane 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, Mr. Lane was selected as one of the 40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois To Watch. Mr. Lane has also been consistently selected as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” as published by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine.  In 2014, Mr. Lane became a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Mr. Lane frequently lectures at bar association seminars on topics pertaining to civil litigation.  Additionally, Mr. Lane is co-director and on the faculty of the Illinois State Bar Association Trial Technique Institute.  Mr. Lane is also an adjunct professor at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he has also coached Loyola's Trial Team.  Mr. Lane is a contributing editor to Lane's Goldstein Trial Technique and Lane Medical Litigation Guide and has authored the following articles, chapters and texts pertaining to various aspects of civil litigation:  "Illinois Law Survey:  Torts (1985-86), "Loyola University Law Journal; "Proof of Facts," Illinois Civil Trial Practice, Volume II, IICLE; "Opinion Evidence," Illinois Civil Trial Evidence, IICLE; 1989 and 1990 supplements to Actions & Remedies, (Intentional Torts/Professional Malpractice); "Employment Discrimination," Loyola Quarterly, Summer, 1988 Edition; "Should Our Roads Be Safe For Intoxicated Drivers?", ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 29, No. 4 (4/94);  "Disability and Aggravation of a Pre-existing Condition: No Longer Separate Categories of Damages", ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 31, No. 1 (10/95); "The Admissibility and Use of Habit Evidence in Medical Malpractice Actions", ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 31, No. 6 (5/96); "Burrell v. Southern Truss: Total of health care provider liens may not exceed one-third of plaintiff's settlement - will this holding facilitate settlement of personal injury cases?", ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 32, No.4 (1/97). “Motions to transfer venue based upon forum non conveniens: to be successful, defendants must meet a heavy burden”, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 33, No. 3 (2/98); “Questioning Your First Witness”, School's Out:  A Practice Primer For New Attorneys, IICLE (1999); “Cammon v. West Suburban Hospital Medical Center: the First District addresses the relation back doctrine, the requirements of '2-622, and the Statute of Limitations in spoliation of evidence cases”, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol.35, No.2 (3/2000); ”Voir Dire: Do Lawyers Have a Right to Question Directly?”, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol.89, No.10 (10/01) and ISBA Trial Briefs, Vol. 47, No.1 (9/01); “Spoliation of Evidence”, Illinois Causes of Action - Elements, Forms & Winning Tips: Tort Actions, IICLE, 2002;  “IPI Instructions -- Aggravation Of A Pre-Existing Condition Is Not A Separate Element Of Damages.”, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 40, No. 2 (1/05).  “Use of Literature at Trial: “Authoritative” is Not the Only Magic Word”, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 42, No. 4, (3/07); “Young Lawyers: Start Painting Your Life’s Picture…Today!” (Primerus Stare Decisis, 5/2012); “How to Obtain a “Zero Interest Letter” from Medicare in a Wrongful Death Action”, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 47, No. 5 (6/2012).  Mr. Lane  also co-authored the text, “Illinois Motions in Limine”, published by Thomson West.

Mr. Lane 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.

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