H. Lane Young, II

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303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30308-3243


Lane Young is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience defending businesses and individuals in complex litigation throughout the United States. He has tried more than 85 trials to verdict involving a wide range of high-risk cases from catastrophic injury and wrongful death to professional liability and commercial disputes. He has tried cases across the country for many large corporations, including in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Professional Experience

Toxic Tort Litigation

Lane is one of the nation’s preeminent toxic tort defense lawyers. He has tried over 50 trials to verdict and has extensive experience with cases involving asbestos, talcum powder, silica, diacetyl, fiberglass, beryllium, benzene, and other chemicals. He currently serves as national trial counsel to Celanese, Ericsson, Scapa Dryer Fabrics, and Federal-Mogul; he has also been lead trial counsel for a number of other major corporations, including Sherwin-Williams and American Biltrite.

Professional Liability

Lane spends a significant portion of his practice defending the reputations of professionals from a variety of fields, including lawyers, architects, engineers, doctors, dentists, and senior executives. He has tried 25 cases to verdict and brought over 50 appeals before various appellate courts. Lane has also represented over 100 lawyers and their law firms in legal malpractice actions across the southeastern United States. He was recognized by Best Lawyers® as "Lawyer of the Year" in Legal Malpractice Law in 2018 and in Professional Malpractice Law in 2015.

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J.D., with honors, University of Georgia School of Law (1976)

B.A., with honors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1973)

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