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Matthew David Lane Jr

Matthew David Lane Jr

U.S. Army Veteran (1989-1994)
  • Social Security Disability, Gov & Administrative Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Matthew D. Lane, Jr. is committed to helping the citizens of Acadiana and Louisiana whose claims for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have been denied. Disability law is all we do. And we have assisted hundreds of people obtain the Social Security benefits they deserve. The disability appeal process is long and complex, and when you are injured, sick, or severely depressed, it can be simply overwhelming. Matthew D. Lane, Jr. has the experience and tenacity to advocate for you at all levels of the disability appeal process, including Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings, Appeals Council review, and appeals in United States District Court. Attorney Matthew Lane is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana. Attorney Lane is a Veteran of the Gulf War, where he served with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

Practice Areas
  • Social Security Disability
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Attorney fees in Social Security Disability matters are regulated by Federal law. Typically, attorney fees are limited to 25% of past due benefits owed at the time of the award.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Professional Experience
Owner
Matthew D. Lane, Jr., LLC (formerly Ziegler & Lane, LLC)
- Current
Attorney
Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, LLP
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Represented clients involved in oil and gas, commercial, and general business litigation. Conducted oil and gas title examinations and drafted all manner of conveyance, curative, and servitude documents.
Attorney
Juneau David, APLC
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Defended clients in all aspects of personal injury, medical malpractice, professional negligence, environmental, and maritime litigation.
Staff Attorney
Advocacy Center
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Provided free legal representation to individuals with disabilities.
Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
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Worked directly for Judge Farnan in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Education
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D. (2002) | law
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Honors: summa cum laude; ranked first in graduating class.
Activities: Member of Law Review
University of Louisiana - Lafayette
B.A. (1998) | English
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Honors: magna cum laude
Awards
Top Lawyers of Acadiana - Administrative Law
Acadiana Profile Magazine
Top Lawyers of Acadiana - Administrative Law
Acadiana Profile Magazine
Acadiana Profile’ Magazine's 2015 list of Top Lawyers includes 366 listings in 48 categories. The results are based solely on an online peer-review survey sent to all certified lawyers in the Acadiana area.
Professional Associations
Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims Bar Association
Member
- Current
509th Parachute Infantry Association
Member
- Current
82nd Airborne Division Association - Acadiana Chapter
Life Member and Chapter Vice Chairman (2015 to present)
- Current
American Legion
Member
- Current
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Member
- Current
Federal Bar Association - Acadiana Chapter
Member
- Current
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)
Sustaining Member
- Current
Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (FOSSCR)
Member of Board of Directors (2011 to present); Member (2010 to present)
- Current
Lafayette Parish Bar Association
Member
- Current
Louisiana State Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Matthew D. Lane, Jr., LLC, home page
Blog
Veteran Counsel Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Matthew D. Lane, Jr., LLC
556 Jefferson Street, Suite 102
Lafayette, LA 70501-6950
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 451-0300
Telephone: (337) 289-5352
Fax: (337) 289-1566