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Scott D. Lane - Chicago, IL

230 W. Monroe St.Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60606

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Updated: 06/28/2023

Chicago Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Lawyer


Scott Lane is a founding partner of Lane Brown, LLC The focus of his practice is representing victims of catastrophic injuries.

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, from Southern Methodist University. While attending SMU, Scott played on the school's rugby and tennis teams...

About Scott D. Lane

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association (Member, Moot Court Committee)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member of Tort Law and Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council and Assembly for First Judicial District
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • American College of Legal Medicine (Member)
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • International Society of Primerus


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1988
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: National Mock Trial Team
    Honors: American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellency in Advocacy
    Honors: Leadership and Service Award
    Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu
    Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Member
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1984
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Captain, Rugby Team
    Honors: Tennis Team
    Major: Criminal Justice
    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Psychology

Past Positions

  • Lane & Munday, Associate, -
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, -

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Illinois State Bar Association Trial Technique Institute
  • Instructor, Trial Practice and Trial Team, Loyola University School of Law, 1988 - Present
  • Frequent Lecturer, Various Topics Pertaining to Civil Litigation, Bar Association Seminars


Other Sources of Feedback About Scott D. Lane

Included on the 2023 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Illinois Super Lawyers list

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Office Information


230 W. Monroe St.Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60606


  • 312-899-8003



  • Illinois Motions in Limine (co-authored text)
  • Lane's Goldstein Trial Technique (Contributing Editor)
  • Lane Medical Litigation Guide (Contributing Editor)
  • Proof of Facts, Illinois Civil Practice, IICLE, Volume II
  • Opinion Evidence, Illinois Civil Trial Evidence, IICLE
  • Illinois Law Survey: Torts, Loyola University Law Journal, 1986
  • Supplement to Actions and Remedies: Professional Malpractice, Callaghan & Co., 1989
  • Supplement to Actions and Remedies: Intentional Torts, Callaghan & Co., 1990
  • Employment Discrimination, Loyola Quarterly, Summer, 1988
  • Questioning Your First Witness, School's Out: A Practice Primer for New Attorneys, IICLE
  • Should Our Roads Be Safe for Intoxicated Drivers?, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 29, No. 4, 1994
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Plaintiff's wrongful death claim on behalf of fetus allowed despite plaintiff's agreement to terminate pregnancy, ISBA Tort Trends, Vol. 44, No. 4 (6/09)

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