Paul G. LaneCounsel

    Paul Lane has been of counsel to Dowd & Dowd, P.C. since 2007.  Prior to joining Dowd & Dowd, P.C., he worked at AT&T in various capacities for twenty five years, including ten years as General Counsel covering Missouri & Kansas.  Before joining AT&T, he worked for four years at Blackwell, Sanders, Matheny, Weary & Lombardi in Kansas City in various areas of litigation.

    Paul focuses his practice on professional liability cases.  In May 2015, Paul Lane was part of a trial team in a breach of trust against a bank trustee case in St. Louis County where the jury returned a verdict of $75 million in actual and punitive damages for the improper pledging of trust assets as collateral for loans to third party.   All pretrial discovery for this case was conducted by Paul and Douglas P. Dowd and the case was tried to verdict by Paul, Jim Bennett, and Megan Heinsz, who are principals at Dowd Bennett, LP in Clayton, Missouri.

    Education:
    University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S. Economics, 1975), Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude, University Scholar;
    St. Louis University School of Law (J.D. 1978), Order of the Woolsack, Magna cum Laude

    Admitted:
    Missouri, 1978
    Texas, 1987 (inactive)
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit