Scott D. Lane

Top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Lane Brown, LLC
Scott D. Lane
Lane Brown, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1988

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

Lane Brown, LLC

230 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Attorney Scott D. Lane is a partner of The Law Offices Of Lane Brown, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. Representing the rights of plaintiff clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas, Mr. Lane focuses his practice on assisting individuals and families who have serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following areas:

·       Personal injury

·       Medical and professional malpractice

·       Motor vehicle accidents

·       Premises liability

·       Defective products

·       Wrongful death

Prior to his present practice, Mr. Lane served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County for several years, where he gained invaluable trial experience that helped shape his effectiveness as a legal advocate for those suffering through no fault of their own. Since fighting on behalf of the injured, he has obtained numerous substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients, solidifying his standing as one of the region's leading personal injury lawyers.

In 2002, Mr. Lane earned recognition as being among the 40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch and in 2014, the National Trial Lawyers named him among the country's Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  Along with many other awards and honors from his peers, Mr. Lane has received a listing in the Top Attorneys of North America's Who's Who directory and has been selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" every year since the inception of this honor. 

A 1984 cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. Lane obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1988. Giving back to the school, Mr. Lane often mentors law students, coaches the trial team, and helped establish the Loyola Law School's Circle of Advocates. 

Along with practicing before all Illinois state courts, Mr. Lane is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Supreme Court. Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, he serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and is the instructor of the Illinois State Bar Association's Trial Technique Institute. 

Mr. Lane has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to civil litigation and effective trial techniques. Furthermore, he is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the American College of Legal Medicine, Decalogue Society of Lawyers,  and the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 50% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 40% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice (fka “ATLA”)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Trial Technique Institute
  • United States Supreme Court (1995)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois(1989)
  • Illinois (1988)
  • Scott became a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.
  • One of the 40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois To Watch
  • “Illinois Super Lawyer” as published by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Loyola Law School's Circle of Advocates (Advisory Committee) and serves as a mentor in Loyola’s mentoring of law students program
  • American College of Legal Medicine, and the International Society of Primerus.
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in 1984 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
  • Scott received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1988
Industry Groups:
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These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“I have known Scott Lane for many years, and have never seen a more dedicated, competent and driven advocate for his clients. His attention to detail is second to none, and he is an outstanding student of the law and each case he handles. He is kind and a true counselor to his clients and I am more than happy to recommend him.”

“Scott has been a relentless and capable advocate for his clients since he began practicing many years ago. He is not afraid to take on difficult cases, and always fought for his clients' best interests. In the years I have known Scott, he has proven himself time and time again, to be an energetic, knowledgeable, ethical and effective advocate, and if I ever needed counsel, Scott would be my first choice to represent me.”

Office location for Scott D. Lane

230 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-332-1400


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

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