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Bill Lane is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been practicing law since 1977. Mr. Lane was born and raised in Tarrant County, Texas. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Texas Christian University and graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1977. He is also a former Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney.

Mr. Lane has handled every type of criminal case in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Collin counties. He has managed thousands of clients including those arrested for DWI, domestic violence, theft, murder, and other crimes.

Professional Organizations:

  • State Bar of Texas 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas 1980
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1989
  • College of the State Bar (Fellow) 1988
  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy 1989
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas 2000


  • Lecturer - Criminal Defense Lawyers Project seminars, practice skills course, and DNA criminal law
  • Lecturer – University of North Texas Health Science Center at Tarrant County
  • Legal Analyst and Consultant nationwide to television, newspapers and radio stations regarding criminal matters (O.J. Simpson, David Graham, Diane Zamora, and many others)
  • Appearances on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, MSNBC, CNN, Court TV, Fox News Network, NBC Dateline, USA Radio Network, Leeza, Geraldo and Rolanda
  • Consultant to both scientists and attorneys in DNA related cases
  • Tried the first DNA case in the State of Texas - State of Texas vs. Barry Dean Kelly
  • Tried to conclusion fourteen (14) separate Capital Murder Death Penalty cases
  • Lead attorney in achieving DNA exoneration (Innocence Project) – State of Texas vs. Mark Webb

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