Business and Commercial
Critical Motions / Appeals
The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
The University of Alabama, M.S., Civil Engineering, 2012
The University of Alabama, B.S., Civil Engineering, 2011
Alabama State Courts
Texas State Courts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Lane Morrison focuses his practice on product liability litigation and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on critical trial motions and appeals. He has extensive experience representing automotive and heavy truck manufacturers in catastrophic personal injury cases, insurers and other national corporations in complex commercial disputes, and architects and engineers in professional liability claims. Lane prides himself on actively crafting creative legal strategies to obtain the best results for his client.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national environmental service provider in complex commercial contract dispute over wastewater processing practices.
- Secured summary judgment in favor of railroad service corporation against allegations of conversion relating to metal products.
- Facilitated favorable settlement for regional wireless service provider of multiple consumer actions involving identity theft allegations.
- Obtained judgment on the pleadings for a national life insurance carrier on various claims of breach of contract and unfair trade practices.
- Won affirmance of a summary judgment dismissal of product-liability claims based on arguments about inadequate experts.
Before joining BSP, Lane was a commercial and product-liability litigator at firms in Birmingham, Alabama and Houston, Texas. There, Lane represented corporate clients, including various insurers, in complex litigation. Lane was also previously an associate at Lightfoot, Franklin & White in Birmingham, AL where he represented various manufacturers in product liability disputes and other corporate clients in complex commercial disputes. He has also served as in-house claims coverage counsel at Kemper Insurance, where he helped oversee good-faith handling of personal home and auto insurance claims.
Lane received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Alabama Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He was also a member of the Labor & Employment Moot Court Team. He holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama.
Honors / Awards
Order of the Coif
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), State Civil Engineering Student of the Year (2010)
University of Alabama, Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Senior (2011) and Sophomore (2008)
Alabama State Bar, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
The Houston Lawyers Editorial Board, Member (2022-2024)
American Constitution Society, Member
“‘Clear and Unmistakable’: The Supreme Court of Texas Joins Other Courts in Honoring the Incorporation of AAA Rules” The Houston Lawyer (2023)
The Houston Lawyer (2023)
“Normalizing Paternity Leave,” The Houston Lawyer (2022)
“Jason Newman: Shaped by Swine Showmanship,” The Houston Lawyer (2022)
“Note, Equalizing the ‘Great Equalizer’: The Alabama Accountability Act and the Quest to Find a Model for Education Improvement Through Choice,” 66 Ala. L. Rev. 1169 (2015)
“Translating Transportation Data between Dissimilar-Resolution Linear Referencing Systems,” Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers (2013)
For the Community
Lane has represented multiple individual tenants in wrongful eviction proceedings. He previously served as a board member for Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama, which is one of the State’s largest providers of pro-bono legal services.
Favorite Vacation: Italy (Rome, Siena, Florence, Venice)
Favorite Podcast: Revisionist History
Hobbies: Enjoys traveling with his wife, Madison, and lounging with their French Bulldog, Stella