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Steven R Lane

Family Attorney at Somerville, NJ

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1977
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Steven R. Lane is the co-founder of Lane & Lane, LLC, which he opened with his son, Daniel, in 2009. Before opening his current firm, Steven has had a long history serving clients in Somerville and Somerset as a divorce attorney. He graduated Cum Laude from Seton Hall School of Law in 1977 and has been helping people through difficult legal situations ever since. Before law school, he obtained a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. His combined knowledge of finances and family law makes him uniquely capable when representing clients in high-asset divorce cases.
Steven is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the United States District Court of New Jersey, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also an approved mediator for matrimonial and family law matters. He has the honor of being awarded the “10 Best” distinction by the American Institute of Family Lawyers.

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Posted by Emilio Rojas | August 13, 2019
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Emilio Rojas
Lane & Lane represent me with my case and they did a great job. I would recommend Lane & Lane to anybody who needs a good divorce lawyer.
Posted by Anastasios Bouziotis | July 23, 2019
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Physical Therapist
Thank you so much Steve Lane and Lane & Lane firm for the outstanding representation you have given me! I was very impressed with how knowledgeable Steve is and how welcoming and friendly he and his staff is. Steve made me feel comfortable and confident and always exhibited dedication and concern for my situation. Always professional and compassionate! I would recommend Lane & Lane to anyone. Again, thank you so much Steve for you amazing help!
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Posted by Alice | July 18, 2019
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Professional, knowledgeable and caring
My divorce was emotional and complicated. Steve Lane has many years of experience in all areas of family and matrimonial law and that is why I chose him to be my attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and always well-prepared. He made sure that I understood all parts of the divorce process; explaining the fancy legal terms into English. He gave me his full attention to allay any worries I had relating to alimony and child support. Steve Lane was available when I needed to speak with him. He was patient and compassionate when I needed patience and compassion, but more than that, he was a very strong negotiator. He resolved my divorce with a fair settlement that protected my interests and allowed me to look forward to my future. Steve Lane has an impeccable reputation and I have recommended him without hesitation many, many times.
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Posted by Carolyn | July 18, 2019
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Positive attorney experience
I called Mr. Lane regarding Grandparent/Grandchild visitation rights. Mr. Lane listened to everything I had to say and was prepared each time we spoke. I was, at all times, addressed with respect and in a way I could understand without coming away confused. I consulted with Mr. Lane on other issues since then. My calls or emails were always returned in a timely efficient manner. Thank you for allowing me to write this review.
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Posted by Melissa | May 30, 2019
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If you are looking for the best, look no further.
I hired Steve to represent me in my divorce. He is am amazing, knowledgeable lawyer and a good man. He's honest, upfront, caring, calming and never made me feel like just a client. He genuinely cared about me and it showed. I was lucky to find him. So like I said, if you are looking for the best, look no further. You've found it.
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Posted by Joe | April 5, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
Upon meeting Steven Lane, he saw me right away and I could tell he was the lawyer I wanted to work with. He was very professional and personable. He kept in constant communication, even on weekends when I was panicking about an issue. He and his staff answered e-mails and phone calls right away. I am very satisfied with how my case turned out. And while I hope not to ever have to go through a divorce again, I would choose him as my lawyer again.
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Posted by Dean | September 9, 2016
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Child Support Case
Mr. Lane handled my child support case, which included recalculations of the order as well as making payments retroactive to the original filing date. We also requested visitation with travel being split 50/50 among a couple of other smaller things. Mr. Lane was fully prepared despite taking on the case with very short notice. He presented everything to the judge in an organized and articulate manner and helped yield the outcome that I was hoped for on ALL matters presented. I am very grateful for his time and effort on this case and would definitely use him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Carl | August 25, 2016
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Cares and Works Tirelessly
Under recommendation, I went in for a consultation with Steven Lane of Lane and Lane for a divorce. From the very beginning I knew that I was in competent hands. Mr. Lane was clear about what my options were and was not shy about giving me his advice gained from his many years of successful practice as an attorney. I left his office feeling relieved (for the first time) that things were going to be OK. I hired his office on the spot to represent me in the divorce and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. His office staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help out. Things were communicated in a timely matter and emails and phone calls always got an immediate response. From the very first meeting to the final court date, they were there guiding me every step of the way through what was one of the most difficult times of my adult life. On the day of the trial I was put at ease as Mr. Lane walked me through exactly what would happen once we were in the court room. He was essential in helping me get a fair settlement in the divorce. I would recommend Lane and Lane in a heartbeat to anyone who needs counsel. They are honest, caring and will always be there when you need them.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
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Great Legal Advice
Steven helped me with my divorce. He walked me through all the steps and answered all questions with promptness and professionalism. I felt he really cared about my case and would do his best to help in what was a trying time.
Posted by Jing | March 7, 2016
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Great Attorney!
I hired Mr. Lane since 2011. The first initial consultation was just the next day of a big winter storm. I tried to reach several attorneys but many of them either did not open or delayed open because of the storm and the bad weather and traffic condition. But Mr. Lane was in office on time and ready to talk to me when I called him to ask if I might cancel the appointment. Then there was no question for me about who I should hire. Since then I have relied upon Mr. Lane for his depth of professional knowledge and legal expertise with detailed and accurate works. He has assisted me in many complicated matters over the years He always patiently helped me to resolve the difficult conflicts as quickly and painlessly as possible, and in the most efficient and cost effective manner. He always made himself readily available through telephone, e-mail, and personal contacts even on the weekends, holidays or during none working hours when I had urgent issues. My case was a complicated case with many issues which were difficult to deal with and required his help with exceptional legal talent to solve. I was impressed with his deep understanding of the law contents and procedures and confident for his professional and efficient service. For each complicated issue, he let me know and gave detailed assessment of the pros and cons of various legal strategies and tactics, and helped to set negotiated settlement. He was always thinking about my needs and try for best outcome for any situation. He presented himself in the courtroom with accuracy, sharp, calm and confident as a very talented attorney that has an immense skill to pay high attention to details and focus on important points and arguments which are favorite for my position and benefits. Mr. Lane is an attorney I can count on and trust and obviously, I highly recommend him to anyone in need of excellent divorce and family law representation. Having him as my attorney makes me feel safe, secure and comfortable.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
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Experience, professionalism, kindness....
Steven Lane provided family legal services to me with the utmost of respect, consideration, and kindness. He patiently explained legal matters to me and objectively provided insight when I needed to make critical decisions. This was a sensitive time for me, full of uncertainty, but Steven made me feel like someone "had my back". He is a consummate professional, has a responsive staff, and I would certainly use his legal services again should the need arise.
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Posted by William | February 18, 2016
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My Best Attorney
Mr. Steven Lane, Lane and Lane were so helpful giving expert advise and giving direction with my issues. They always followed the law and with their direction and legal advise, they were gentle and understanding. Mr. Steven Lane will always be my personal Attorney, since 1984.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
Back Alley Attorney...
I worked with this attorney during my recent divorce. He was over-billed and offered unethical advice. He was unprofessional and arrogant. I would NEVER recommend this attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lane & Lane, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Steven R. Lane, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Lane & Mantell
  • 1989 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Lane & Perl
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gern, Steiber, Dunetz, & Weinstein
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Associate Attorney
  • Diamond, Grossman, & Pitman
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith, Stratton, Wise, & heher
  • 1977 - 1978
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  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1977
  • New York University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1975
  • Rutgers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • PT, AT and HT v. MS 325 NJ Super 193 9App. Div. 1999)
  • Kazin v. Kazin 81 NJ 85 (1979)


  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New Jersey District XIII Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Former Chairman
  • N/A
  • Resource Center for Women and Their Families
  • Former Trustee
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve has been a family law attorney in Somerset County for almost 4 decades. His reputation amongst his colleagues and the Judiciary speaks for itself. He is an asset to our legal community."
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Somerville Family Lawyer Steven R Lane
Steven R Lane
Family Attorney
Somerville, NJ
Licensed for 45 years