United States Marine Corps, 1967-1969 (service in Vietnam as a member of the 26th Marine Regiment, saw combat during the Tet Offensive).
New York State; United States Supreme Court; United States Tax Court; United States International Court of Trade; United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York, the Connecticut District, the Northern District of California, the Northern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Kentucky.
• "Donor Profile: John Lang." Inside Children's Rights Fall 2008:7.
- A description of John Lang's contributions to child welfare reform.
• "Settlement Reached in Mississippi Child Welfare Suit." The Clarion Ledger 8 Nov. 2007.
- Reporting on child welfare class action in Mississippi.
• "Public Interest Projects," by Thomas Adcock. New York Law Journal 4 Aug. 2006
- Referencing John Lang's pro bono work as lead counsel.
• "Lives That Legal Angels Saved," by Susan Littwin. Corporate Board Member Magazine
8.4: Jul/Aug 2005
- Discussing John Lang's child welfare advocacy.
Languages Spoken: Russian, English, Spanish
Licensed since 1970
Hourly ($500/hour), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
John and I were partners for many years and worked together on a significant number of cases and litigation avoidance plans. John is one of the very best litigators I have ever worked with. His skills cover a broad range from seeing the big picture and having the ability to think "outside the box" to handling the nitty gritty details inherent in litigation. John should be at the very top of anyone's list of litigation attorneys.
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|New York Metro Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Corporate America Legal Elite -- Best for Probate Litigation||Corporate America Magazine||2015|
|Best for Trusts and Estates Litigation||Acquisition International Magazine||2015|
|Designated a "Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates"||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Premier 100 Trial Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" (5.0 - Highest Rating)||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trusts and Estates Lawyer" - New York State||American Society of Litigation Advocates||2013|
|Professional and Community Service Award||Loeb & Loeb||2006|
|Kentucky Colonel||Governor of Kentucky||1986|
|American Jurisprudence Award||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||1966|
|Kelly Prize for Excellence in Debate||City University of New York, City College||1964|
|Founding Partner||Lang & Kontoroff LLP||2015 - Present|
|Principal and Founder||Law Offices of John F. Lang||2010 - 2014|
|Partner, Litigation Department||Loeb and Loeb LLP||1991 - 2010|
|Partner, Litigation Department||Gaston & Snow||1990 - 1991|
|Partner, Litigation Department||Pollner, Mezan& Stolzberg||1984 - 1990|
|Associate||Phillips Lytle Hitchcock Blaine & Huber||1980 - 1984|
|Special Assistant Attorney General, Special Prosecutions||New York Attorney General's Office||1977 - 1980|
|Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Chief, Frauds Bureau||New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's Office||1970 - 1977|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; International Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Trust and Estates Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Small Law Firm Committee||Member||1995 - Present|
|Aspatore Books, a Division of Thomson-West||The Executive's Guide to Depositions: A Practical Reference Explaining the Deposition||2008|
|Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson-West||White Collar Crime Attorneys Add Value,” lead chapter in The Executive's Guide to Understanding White Collar Crime||2006|
|The Banking Law Journal, March/April 2000||Patenting Business Methods and Systems; the Aftermath of State Street Bank (Co-Author)||2000|
|Directors Monthly||Safeguarding Business from the Threat of White Collar Crime.” (Co-Author)||1997|
|Fordham University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1967|
|City University of New York, City College||Pre-Law||Bachelor or Arts||1964|
|Live Presentation and Webinar at N.Y. City Bar Assn.||Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Litigating in Probate Court||2013|
|Live Presentation and Webinar at Lawline.com||Winning the Tough Case by Embracing the Negative||2013|
|Litigation Counsel of America Renaissance Symposium VI at the Harvard Club||Preparation, Inspiration, and Perspiration: Lessons Learned in Trying to Win the So-Called Impossible Case||2012|