Lane T. Maxson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Melville, NY

Hamburger Maxson Yaffe & McNally LLP
 | 225 Broadhollow Road, Suite 301E
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-694-2400
Fax: 631-694-1376
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
Attorney Profile

Lane T. Maxson is the managing partner at Hamburger, Maxson, Yaffe & McNally, LLP, located in Melville, New York. Providing representation to clients throughout the New York City metropolitan region, his practice encompasses a variety of areas. Primarily focusing on civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, Mr. Maxson handles cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, real estate matters, contract breaches, employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, qui tam proceedings dealing with Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and education law. Mr. Maxson also has experience with business and real estate transactions.

After graduating from Dowling College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science cum laude in 1984, Mr. Maxson pursued his legal studies at St. John’s University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1987. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his track record and ethics, Mr. Maxson has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Maxson is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Long Island, where he shares his knowledge of landlord-tenant law at symposiums. Mr. Maxson serves as an adjunct instructor at Briarcliffe College, and he is a past president of the Dowling College Alumni Association.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (40%)

Real Estate (40%): Landlord/Tenant

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Business Litigation (0%): Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Landlord/Tenant, Appeals, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Lane Maxson

Admitted: 1988, New York

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  • Participant in Islip Youth Developmental Services
  • Selected to Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York Chapter
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • New York, 1988

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coach, Soccer Coaches’ Association of America
  • Ice Hockey Coach, Bay Shore High School hockey team
  • Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America
  • Member and Vice President of the Board of Education of St. Patrick’s School, Smithtown
  • Member, American Celtic Pipe Band
  • Board of Directors of the South Shore Boys’ Club
  • Board of Directors of the Long Island String Quartet
  • Member, Pastoral Council at St. Patrick’s Church, Smithtown
  • Executive Board of the Alumni Association
  • President of the Alumni Association
  • Board of Trustees of Dowling College
  • Member, Building Owners and Managers Association, Long Island
  • U.S.A. Hockey, Coach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Instructor, Briarcliffe College

Educational Background:

  • Dowling College, cum laude, B.A., 1984
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Office Location for Lane T. Maxson

225 Broadhollow Road
Suite 301E
Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-694-2400

Fax: 631-694-1376

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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