ADR Systems

Neutrals

Fred Lane, Esq.

Illinois

Fred Lane, Esq. is a skilled mediator who has successfully conducted more than 2,000 mediations. In addition, he is a nationally recognized lecturer and author on trial technique.

Types of Cases Resolved

  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Substantial legal career focusing on personal injury, malpractice and product liability litigation and case resolution
  • Served as a mediator since 1990

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Former President, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Former President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former President, American Board of Trial Advocate, Illinois
  • Former President, Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Former Associate Dean, American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • President, International Academy of Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Recipient, Illinois State Bar Association highest award: “Award of Merit”
  • Author, Lane Goldstein Trial Techniques, Lane Medical Litigation Guide, Lane Goldstein Litigation Forms (multi-volume reference materials supplemented annually)
  • Editor, The Medical Trial Technique Quarterly
  • Co-Author, Mediation: The Quest for Peace
  • Founder and Director, Fred Lane Trial Technique Institute, Illinois State Bar Association

Admissions

Illinois State Bar

Judge McNamara was instrumental in settling a very difficult and contentious case. Although I disagreed with certain (not all) of Judge McNamara’s legal positions, she expressed her opinions in a way that got my clients to focus on other things besides their dissatisfaction. There was nothing but bad blood between the parties, and Judge McNamara appealed to the better nature of both sides to resolve their differences. These intangibles, plus her experience, social skills, and ability to translate the process to the parties in an understandable way from a judge’s perspective, were all instrumental in settling the case.

John P. Quall, Esq.Law Office of John P. Quall