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Stephen I. Lane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Lane & Lane, LLC
230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 888-484-9881
Fax: 312-899-8003
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Stephen I. Lane is the managing partner of Lane & Lane, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Lane has several decades of experience practicing personal injury law, representing victims of medical malpractice, products liability, professional malpractice and other catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Lane has been licensed to practice law since 1978 and is admitted before all Illinois state courts, the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and he earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Lane has been an active member of his legal community. He is committed to educating others and has lectured for groups including the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and the National Business Institute. He is a trained Mediator, having completed the 40 hour mediation program sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mr. Lane is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his practice, his professional roles include sitting on the board of directors for the Center for Disability and Elder Law and the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Mr. Lane is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and has served in many roles for the organization over the years. He also belongs to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and serves as board liaison for the Asian American Bar Association Chicago.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

About Stephen I. Lane

First Admitted: 1978, Illinois

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  • Preeminent Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2015 - present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Center for Elder and Disability Law, Board of Directors

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Primerus Leadership Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Labor Section Council, Board Liaison, Delivery of Legal Services Committee
  • Illinois, 1978
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Special Committee to Review ISBA Mock Trial Programs, 1989 - 1990
  • Member, AAJ Medical Negligence Section
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Council, Member
  • Chair, International Society of Primerus Law Firms Plaintiff and Consumer Institute, 2011-2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial Banking and Bankruptcy Section Council, Board Liaison
  • Selected as Full Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Board Subcommittees on Insurance Programs
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Task Force on Professionalism, Charter Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Board Liaison, Committee on the Mentally Disabled
  • Member, AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Asian American Bar Association, Board Liaison
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Amicus Curiae Study Committee
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Charter Member, Special Committee on Professionalism
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Legislation Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Illinois Institute
  • Lecturer, Lawyers' Post-Graduate Clinics
  • Lecturer, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Lecturer, The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1975


  • “Steve's commitment to his clients is unparalleled. He is thoughtful, creative, knowledgeable and respectful. He is a true gentleman who also happens to be a great lawyer.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Stephen I. Lane

230 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 888-484-9881

Fax: 312-899-8003

Last Updated: 8/11/2022

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