William Lane Employment, Business and Energy Lawyer

William P. (Bill) Lane

Partner
Attorney At Law

T 806.796.7332
F 806.796.7365

blane@mhbg.com

A past director of the Lubbock County Bar Association, Bill Lane has long been serving a diversified client base in Lubbock and throughout West Texas. Bill’s practice is focused primarily on labor and employment law, and he continues to provide seminars to employers in Lubbock and the surrounding areas concerning employment law practice updates. In addition, Bill continues to represent clients in various types of general, personal injury and business litigation. Bill also has experience with insurance coverage disputes and oil and gas as well as wind energy development.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law

Admitted to Bar

  • Texas (1989)

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Texas Tech University (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1986)
  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1989)
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Honors and Distinctions

  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Honors Fraternity)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Honors Fraternity)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee (Chairman, 2000–2004)
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (President, 1996–1997; Director, 1992–1994)
  • Lubbock County Bar Association (Secretary, 1997–1998; Director, 2002–2005)

Published Works

  • “Getting Employees Back to Work: Aggressive and Appropriate Responses to FMLA Leave” Council on Education in Management (February 1998)
  • “Employment Law from the Defense’s Perspective: Language That Limits Employer Liability in Texas” Texas Tech Law School (1997)
  • “Health Care Litigation: Litigation Insurance Coverage Questions” The Cutting Edge of Medical Liability Seminar SMU Law School (1995)
  • “Coverage Issues in Health Care Litigation: Defendant’s Perspective” Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, State Bar of Texas (March 1995)

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Union Avoidance in the Workplace SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), Texas Tech University Merket Alumni Center (August 28, 2008)
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (June 23, 2005)
  • Verbal Abuse in the Workplace Seminar, Nursing Research and Leadership Conference, Covenant Medical Center (June 7, 2002)
  • Licensing Laws, Ethics and the Expert Witness Seminar, Texas Tech University Extended Learning (October 13, 2000)
  • Law, Ethics and Risk Management Seminar, Professional Development and Community Outreach, Texas Tech University (October 2, 1999)
  • FMLA, Worker’s Comp. and ADA Liability Seminar, Texas Probation Association 1998 Legislative Conference (August 23–26, 1998)
  • United Way of Lubbock Speakers Bureau (1998)
  • Your Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Seminar, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital (March 5, 1998)
  • Employment Law Seminar, Texas Tech University School of Law (August 1, 1997), West Texas Association of Legal Assistants
  • Prohibition of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace HR/Client Seminars (2000–Present)

Personal

  • Born Sweetwater, Texas, January 2, 1964
  • Lubbock Optimist Club (Lt. Governor, 1994–1995, 1997–1998; President, 1993–1994)
  • Legal Aid Society of Lubbock (President, 1998–1999)
  • Texas Wildlife Association (Director, 2002–2005)
  • Southcrest Christian School (School Board, 2005–2007, 2010–Present)