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Stephen I. Lane is the managing partner of Lane & Lane, LLC, and is married with three children, Jessica, Daniel and Kimberly.  For over three decades, he has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases involving catastrophic personal injury.  He is a noted author and speaker on issues relating to personal injury and medical-related civil litigation for bar association, community and professional associations.


For nearly 20 years, Steve served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association, and has been an active member of the Illinois and national trial lawyers associations, as well as many other bar and community organizations.  He has been selected as an "Illinois SuperLawyer," and has received the highest ratings awarded for integrity and legal ability by the Martindale-Hubbell directory of attorneys.  Recently, Steve was recognised by Martindale-Hubbell as a "Preeminent Attorney" for 2013.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    38 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    38 years
  3. Birth Injury: 20%
    38 years
  4. Brain Injury: 20%
    38 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 20%
    38 years



Contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Michael Borcia

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    John Borcia Personal injury Attorney
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  • Blake Horwitz

    Stephen is one of the top lawyers in the personal injury field. He is very client focused and inventive and willing to go the extra mile in representing his clients. I have had many detailed conversations with Stephen regarding cases and find his analysis very helpful.


    Blake Horwitz Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Lane & Lane, LLC

230 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197805/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Top 100 Illinois Super LawyersSuperLawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw offices of Lane & Lane, LLC1991 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Lane & Munday1978 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsChair of the Plaintiff and Consumer Law Institute2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Negligence CommitteeMember1978 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law SectionBoard LiaisonN/A
Illinois State Bar Association, Labor Section CouncilBoard Liaison, Delivery of Legal Services CommitteeN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationBoard Subcommittee on Insurance ProgramsN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationAmicus Curiae Study CommitteeN/A
Decalogue Society of LawyersBoard of DirectorsN/A
Asian American Bar AssociationBoard LiaisonN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationBoard Liaison, Committee on the Mentally DisabledN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember, Legislation CommitteeN/A
Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section CouncilMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationCharter Member, Special Committee on ProfessionalismN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsBoard of DirectorsN/A
Center for Elder & Disability LawBoard of DirectorsN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationSpecial Committee to Review ISBA Mock Trial Programs1989 - 1990
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1978 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Illinois 06 L 5913, Circuit Court of Cook CountySecured $22,185,598.50 Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975