Practice Areas

ADA / FHA Access and Discrimination Claims

Lane Alton represents landlords, businesses, and employers in disability discrimination cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), especially in the areas of public access claims and accessible d… Read More
Attorneys:  Thomas I. Blackburn


Lane Alton represents a significant number of banks, financial institutions, and individual creditors in matters arising from both commercial and consumer debt obligations. This includes loan document preparation, review and closings, workout agreeme… Read More
Attorneys:  Thomas I. Blackburn

Business Services

Lane Alton believes that our first responsibility is to understand your business needs and objectives before we offer our legal services and counsel. We also understand that neither is useful unless it is both timely and cost-effective. Whether worki… Read More


Lane Alton’s attorneys provide essential risk prevention and risk management counsel before and during construction. We know how — and when — to respond through every phase. Our attorneys provide legal services to investors and developers, cont… Read More

Estate Planning & Probate Administration

Our focus in the estate and succession planning process is to understand our clients’ goals in order to create a comprehensive plan for your family or business. We advise entrepreneurial individuals and family businesses regarding will and trus… Read More

First Party Insurance Litigation

Lane Alton has long been a leader in providing claim investigation counsel to insurers, sometimes on-scene, including the selection and retention of experts. We are often consulted on complex coverage issues and have rendered hundreds of timely and i… Read More

Legal Malpractice Defense

Lane Alton is frequently consulted and retained on behalf of attorneys who have a claim brought against them by a client or are concerned that such a claim may exist. At such times, we may provide pre-claim advice directly to the attorney, appear as… Read More

Liquor Law and Licensing

At Lane Alton we are dedicated to offering legal services for new and existing liquor permit establishments, breweries and distilleries, before the Ohio Liquor Commission, the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, the Ohio Department of Taxation, and the… Read More
Attorneys:  Edward G. Hubbard


Lane Alton attorneys have successfully tried hundreds of jury trials, appearing frequently in all 88 of Ohio’s counties and beyond. We appear in Ohio appellate courts and in federal court on a regular basis. Our attorneys include members of the… Read More

Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Defense

Lane Alton represents all professions in the health services including physicians and surgeons, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists. We represent long term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and independent living f… Read More


Lane Alton attorneys have extensive experience in the representation of pharmacies and pharmacists. Our attorneys represent pharmacists in the defense of pharmacy negligence claims in court and before the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. Based in Columb… Read More
Attorneys:  Claudia L. Spriggs

Product Defects and Workplace Safety

When it comes to the complicated area of product defense, Lane Alton attorneys have handled cases involving over one hundred different products, including automobiles, construction equipment, firearms, ladders, recreational and leisure equipment, and… Read More

Real Estate

Lane Alton attorneys have extensive experience in real estate financing transactions of all types involving office, industrial, commercial, retail and residential properties. We can review and explain leases as well as negotiate terms for the entire… Read More

Real Property Tax Valuation and Exemptions

Lane Alton attorneys have extensive experience in representing property owners, school districts and other political subdivisions in the area of tax valuation, tax abatement and tax exemption matters. We have represented clients in matters before man… Read More

Retail, Grocery, and Restaurants

Lane Alton has a long history of representing national retailers, grocers, restaurants, and banks in premise liability claims, including slip and fall, negligent security/loss prevention claims, 3rd party criminal acts, tender of product liability cl… Read More

School Law

Attorneys at Lane Alton advise schools and boards of education in navigating the complex system of regulations and laws impacting Ohio’s educators. In tax matters, Lane Alton attorneys represent school districts in property valuation cases across O… Read More

Stockbroker Arbitration

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers or “NASD”) has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and to rule upon claims made by investors against their financial advisors or secu… Read More

Trade Associations, Labor and Employment

Based in Columbus, our labor and employment attorneys practice throughout Ohio. Learn more about our attorneys in this practice group below or contact us for assistance with a referral to a Lane Alton attorney who can assist with your legal matter. S… Read More

Trucking and Common Carriers

Lane Alton represents carriers, shippers, and receivers. We are panel counsel for a major bus line and frequently represent taxi drivers and companies in litigation. Our attorneys litigate cases involving catastrophic injury, as well as property dama… Read More

Local Counsel/Pro Hac Vice

Lane Alton attorneys are frequently asked to serve as local counsel for clients utilizing out- of-state attorneys. We can assist with securing pro hac vice admittance, provide assessments of opposing counsel, judges, and jurors, and provide any level… Read More

Personal Injury Litigation

Lane Alton is known for handling significant personal injury and wrongful death claims, whether arising from products liability, medical devices, premises liability, or vehicle accidents. Read More

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