Law Offices of Gerard F. Lane
Established 1959

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Gerard F. Lane II



After graduating from Boston College with a Business Degree, a major in Finance, a minor in Spanish, and having become accomplished in accounting and banking, including passing all parts of the Certified Public Accountancy Exam (1993), Gerard F. Lane II decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and he entered law school.  While working full time as a controller for a Boston law firm, Lane II attended Suffolk University Law School in the evenings. While at Suffolk Law he won the coveted American Jurisprudence Award in Business. Upon graduation, Attorney Lane continued in his job as the Controller and Office Manager of the firm, essentially overseeing all of its business matters for the next several years. 

Finally in January 2000, Gerard F. Lane II decided to join his father at the firm that he had founded over forty years earlier, and embark on his own legal career.

Gerard II began building his own clientele with only two clients - a criminal defendant and a business client.  By the year 2008, Gerard II had developed over 100 client relationships, settled many civil cases and tried jury and bench cases, both criminal and civil, in Federal Court, State Superior Court, State District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate and Family Court and in front of the Industrial Accident Board (workers’ compensation).  In fact, the first criminal defendant that Lane II represented was not only proven to be innocent, but he was later compensated in Federal Court for his false arrest, all as the result of the dedication, efforts and experience of Attorney Lane II !

Attorney Lane is fluent in Spanish and conversant in German. 



Background – Martial Arts: 

Long before he was fighting in Massachusetts courtrooms, Gerard F. Lane II was fighting in the martial arts dojo, and around the world.  In 1981 the New England Academy of Karate boasted the promotion of their student Gerard Lane as the youngest black belt in the United States.  Gerard had earned the respected title of Shodan, black belt, despite being only fourteen years of age.   In order to attain this honor he had to test with and against adults, since there was no rating of junior (under 18) black belt at that time.   

Not to end his martial arts accomplishments as a young teenager, Gerard rose to the level of Yondan (fourth degree black belt), and in 1996 he competed in and won the worldwide International Martial Arts Federation (IMAF) competition in Tokyo, Japan.  Were the most excellent competitor designation as the Japanese so simply put it not enough reward, fortune had it that Gerard also left the orient with the eye of the woman who several years later would become his wife.   

But is there any connection between martial arts and litigation?   

“Absolutely”, declares Attorney Lane, now forty-two and the successor to his father’s law firm.  “In martial arts, preparation is everything; you never stop training.  In martial arts, you never underestimate your opponent; but when you see your opponent make a mistake you attack methodically, without delay, without hesitation, and without rest, and you stop only when the enemy is defeated.”   “My office is my dojo.  The courtroom is my battlefield.” 

Benefits of Dynamic Education and Training: 

When Attorney Lane entered Law School it was not his first foray into advanced education.  Already, he studied for, and soon after entering Suffolk University Law School he passed, the Certified Public Accountant Exam.  Prior to his pursuit of law he had worked at a mortgage company, a Boston bank, a CPA firm, and at a prestigious personal injury law firm in Boston, where he executed the dual responsibilities of Controller and Officer Manager.   

Attorney Lane chose not enter law school until after he had pursued his financial and accounting education and training.  It was not his goal to merely follow in the exact footsteps of his father, but rather to bring something extra to the table.  By honing his financial acumen through education and experience, Attorney Lane sees legal matters through the prism of financial realities.  Rather than leaning heavily on costly financial experts, Attorney Lane can readily assess and evaluate legal controversies to the benefit and savings of his clients. 

An Advocate

As a martial artist I learned to negotiate and strategize, but I also learned to stand up for others as I could for myself.  Of all the terms used for the job I have, my favorite is “advocate”.  I try to be the best advocate for my clients.  This is why I chose the image of a hand on the shoulder for my practice.  I often see myself as that person, steadying, supporting and advocating for someone in need.


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