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Robert Chamless Lane

Robert Chamless Lane

also known as Chip Lane, The Lane Law Firm

Practice areas:

Insurance, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy & Debt, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

Mr. Lane dedicates his practice to two primary areas.  First, Mr. Lane represents individuals and business throughout the United States that have been unfairly treated by their property insurance carriers.  Whether there was a denial of coverage, bad faith claims practices, or an underpayment of the claim, Mr. Lane has assisted hundreds if not thousands of policy-holders recover the funds they deserve.  Additonally, Mr. Lane represents homeowners in Texas who are either at risk of having their properties improperly foreclosed by their lenders, or those that were already wrongfully foreclosed.  He has sucessfully helped these individuals and businesses who believed hope was lost, and turned their unfortunate situations into positive outcomes.  Mr. Lane and The Lane Law Firm have assisted over one thousand home/business owners since 2009 in disputes against their insurance carriers and mortgage companies.

Mr. Lane was born in Miami, Florida, and graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.  Upon graduation from college, Mr. Lane returned to Florida to attend the University Miami School of Law.  While in law school, Mr. Lane was invited to participate in the State of Florida Moot Court competition, and after arguing their mock case to the Florida Supreme Court, Mr. Lane’s team won first place and he was given the best oral advocate award by the Florida Supreme Court. After graduating with honors from law school, Mr. Lane began his practice in Texas defending insurance carriers against the very same claims he now asserts against similar insurance carriers.  This intricate  knowledge of the inner workings of the insurance company defense law firms and carriers has aided in his ability to resolve hundreds of his clients claims and lawsuits.  Mr. Lane later litigated product liability claims for defective tires and tread separation, as well as defective vehicle claims, before creating Middagh & Lane and now, The Lane Law Firm.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Vietnamese

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Foreclosure: 45%
    6 years, 400 cases
  2. Insurance: 45%
    11 years, 600 cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%
    11 years, 20 cases
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    6 years, 50 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Kristen Welsh McDanald

    Robert is able to communicate complicated information in a way that's easy to understand, which makes him a jury and judge favorite. He works hard, and it shows. I endorse this lawyer.


    Kristen McDanald Constitutional Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jack Daniel Kitchen

    Chip is a great advocate for his clients.


    Jack Kitchen Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

The Lane Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

6200 Savoy Dr
Ste 1150
Houston, TX, 77036-3369



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201108/22/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 460 lawyers in HoustonHoustonia Magazine2014
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
Top Young LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Sustaining Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2014
Sustaining Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2013
Top Young LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2013
Sustaining Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2012
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2012
Top Young LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation2011
Houston's Top LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Top Young LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2010
Graduated with HonorsUniversity of Miami2004
Champion and Best Oral AdvocateState of Florida Moot Court Competition2003
Moot Court Champion and Best Oral AdvocateUniversity of Miami2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Lane Law Firm, P.L.L.C.2014 - Present
Managing PartnerMiddagh & Lane, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyJohnson, Spalding, Doyle, West & Trent2007 - 2009
AttorneyDoyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins2004 - 2007
Legal InternStearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA2003 - 2004
Senior Assistant Director of AdmissionsRhodes College1998 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Houston Lawyer Referral ServiceAttorney Member2014 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Consumer Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Children's Fund CharityMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Houston Livestock Show & RodeoSwine Auction Committee2011 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
Windstorm Insurance NetworkAttorney Member2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Blum's Furniture v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's LondonInsured received settlement of more than $1,000,000.
Surfside Marina v. Texas Windstorm Insurance Associationconfidential settlement in excess of $1,000,000
Confidential Settlement with Large National BankSettled

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Publication NameTitleDate helpful insurance tips2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MiamiLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Rhodes CollegeInternational BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Roofers and Contractors Association of Texas annual meetingAppraisals In Texas2013
Fort Bend HAR annual meetingForeclosure trends in the Greater Houston Area2013
Asian American Real Estate conferenceRecent developments in Texas Foreclosure law2013