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William R. Lane

Attorney and Managing Partner

William Lane is the managing partner of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, LLC. He is a skilled leading plaintiffs’ personal injury litigator, specializing in plaintiffs’ medical malpractice, wrongful death and hospital negligence cases. Mr. Lane has successfully obtained numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Lane has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Further, he has received the AV Preeminent Rating, the highest available, by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading information services publication for the legal professional. Mr. Lane is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Having begun his legal career at a medical malpractice defense firm, he is uniquely qualified to represent plaintiffs’ interests. His invaluable experience has led to quantifiable success representing injured parties and their families in the prosecution of medical malpractice and other personal injury matters.

In the spring of 2016, Mr. Lane was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.  The College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and only after careful evaluation, to experienced trial attorneys who have “mastered the art of advocacy” and whose professional careers have been “marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.”  Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.  Of note, Fellowship in the College cannot exceed one percent of the lawyer population in any state of province.

Mr. Lane has consistently served his community, fulfilling his civic responsibility as an active member of the Borough of Mountainside Town Council from 2001 through 2016. Further, in the spirit of giving back, he has lectured at a number of continuing education seminars on various topics including medical malpractice and ethics. He also served as the Attorney Coach for the Seton Hall Prep Mock Trial team from 2014 to 2016, helping to cultivate the next generation of attorneys.

Mr. Lane received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University (1990) and a Juris Doctorate degree from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia (1993).

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O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble
435 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090