John Lane has practiced litigation for more than four decades, representing his clients in admiralty, transportation, construction, product liability, insurance, and business law. He served as a military lawyer in the U.S. Coast Guard and as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, before entering private practice in New York and New Jersey, serving in leadership capacities in law firms in both states.
In 1997 John formed the Law Offices of John C. Lane (the Lane Law Firm), continuing in his fields of practice in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of New York and New Jersey, including the Second and Third U.S. Courts of Appeals. John’s practice now emphasizes admiralty, transportation, trucking defense, insurance, and business litigation. John is also an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and an arbitrator and mediator for the Transportation ADR Council of the Transportation Lawyers Association. He also serves as a mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Active in professional associations, John is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. He is a Proctor in Admiralty and a lifetime member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is a member of The American, New York State, and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and the Virginia State Bar, where he is also licensed to practice law.
John remains active in the VMI Alumni Association, having served on its Board of Directors and as president of the Northern New Jersey Alumni Chapter. He is also active as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, New Jersey.