Thomas S. Lane


Tel: 716.842.2800
Fax: 716.845.6709

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Business Disputes
  • Contingency-Fee Business Litigation
  • Employment
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability and Toxic Torts
  • Professional Liability


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, JD (cum laude)
  • Villanova University, BA

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State
  • United States District Courts (NYS)
  • Various Courts around the country – pro hac vice

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Several Bar Association Committees
  • Appointed to ECBA Judiciary Committee

Activities & Awards

  • 2014 – 2020 Best Lawyers in America
  • Alumni Board of Governors for Canisius High School (former member)
  • Named to the Legal Elite of Western New York
  • Selected as a Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigator
  • Best of the Bar – Top 100 Verdict (2019)
  • Top 50 Lawyers – 2020 Upstate NY Super Lawyers
  • Named to Who’s Who in Law (WNY)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers (New York, National, and Corporate Counsel Editions)
  • Selected as a Fellow by The Litigation Counsel of America (Trial Lawyer Honorary Society)
  • Buffalo Law Review (former Publications Editor)
  • Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Board of Directors for the University of Buffalo School of Law GOLD Group Alumni Association (former officer)
  • General Solicitation Board/Erie County Bar Foundation (former member)