Primerus Personal Injury Lawyers

Scott D. Lane, Esq..

Scott D. Lane

230 West Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, Illinois

Tel: 312.332.1400
Fax: 312.899.8003


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

In addition to his litigation work, Scott spends his time teaching trial technique. He serves as an adjunct Professor at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, as well as the co-director of the Illinois State Bar Association Trial Technique Institute. He is a founding member of Loyola's Circle of Advocates and has also coached Loyola’s trial team.

He frequently lectures at bar association seminars and has authored numerous articles and chapters pertaining to various aspects of civil litigation. Scott is also a contributing editor to Lane's Goldstein Trial Technique and Lane Medical Litigation Guide, and co-authored the book, Illinois Motions in Limine. He has been selected as an "Illinois SuperLawyer," as published by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine.

Scott is married and has two children. When he’s not practicing law, Scott spends his free time participating in and watching his kids play athletics. His daughter, 13, is involved in softball, basketball, volleyball, and dance, and his son, 16, is very involved in basketball. Scott himself is an avid runner and has participated in numerous marathons throughout North America.

Scott is also very involved in fundraising. One charitable organization that is very near to his heart is the Eric William Feinberg Foundation, which was created in memory of his nephew, who was stricken with severe cerebral palsy and passed away at the young age of 21. Scott promotes this foundation through various fundraising activities and marathon donations.

The Eric William Feinberg Foundation benefits Keshet, an organization that provides educational, recreational, vocational, and social programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Each year, Scott and his family hold a fundraiser to benefit Keshet’s eight-week, full-day integrated summer camp. He and his family are also involved in a number of other fundraising efforts, including concerts and basketball clinics.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995


  • 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
  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Major: Sociology

Published Works:

  • 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

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Chicago Bar Association - Member, Moot Court Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association - Member, Board of Advocates Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association - Member, Medical Negligence Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association - Member, Product Liability Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Publications Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Rules Committee
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American College of Legal Medicine - Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Lane & Munday, Associate, 1990 - 1991
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 1988 - 1990
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