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Chicago Attorney
Fred Lane, Of Counsel

Phone: 312.332.1400


Languages: English

Fred Lane is the Senior Partner of Lane & Lane, LLC. He received his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law in 1950. He is the Dean of the Lawyer’s Post Graduate Trial Technique Institute and frequent lecturer at bar associations and law schools.

He is the author of Lane’s Goldstein Trial Technique, Lane Medical Litigation Guide, and Lane’s Goldstein Trial Technique Forms. He is also the editor of the Medical Trial Technique Quarterly.

Fred is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Diplomat and Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Illinois); Past President of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.

Fred is married and has 4 sons, including firm partners Stephen and Scott Lane.

Areas of Practice:

  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Mediator in Above Areas of Practice
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1950
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1950 – Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Honors: Dean’s List
  • Law Review: Loyola University Law Review
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

Published Works:

  • Lane’s Goldstein Trial Technique, 3 Volumes
  • Lane Medical Litigation Guide, 4 Volumes
  • Lane’s Goldstein Litigation Forms, 3 Volumes
  • Proof of Facts, Illinois Civil Practice, (Co-Author), IICLE, Volume II
  • Opinion Evidence, Illinois Civil Trial Evidence, (Co-Author), IICLE
  • Supplement to Actions and Remedies: Professional Malpractice, (Co-Author), Callaghan & Co., 1989
  • Supplement to Actions and Remedies: Intentional Torts, (Co-Author), Callaghan & Co., 1989
  • Editor, Medical Trial Technique Quarterly

Classes/Seminars Taught: Founder and Instructor, Illinois State Bar Association Trial Technique Institute

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American ORT Jurisprudence Award (1st Nominee)
  • Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Illinois State Bar Association Medal of Merit (highest award given by the ISBA)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Diplomate and Past President (Illinois)
  • Illinois State Bar Association – Past President
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association – Past President
  • Society of Trial Lawyers – Member
  • American Association for Justice – Member
  • Chicago Bar Association – Member
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers – Past President
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Trial Division, Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Lawyer’s Post Graduate Trial Technique Institute, Dean

Fraternities/Sororities: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Contact This Firm

Lane & Lane, LLC

230 West Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Law Firm Contact: Stephen I. Lane

Tel: 312.332.1400

Fax: 312.899.8003



Member Since: 2005

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