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Lane P. Farley
Dallas, Texas
Partner
phone 214-987-9600
fax 214-987-9866
email lane.farley@fletcherfarley.com
   
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Lane Farley has significant experience resolving a broad range of complex claims, including product liability, construction liability, toxic exposure, wrongful death, commercial disputes and general negligence matters. He has represented local and national construction companies on matters including construction defect, contractual liability, personal injury, job site fatalities, owner controlled insurance programs, EIFS litigation, OSHA compliance and other general construction disputes. Lane has also represented product manufacturers and defended against all matters of product defect, advertising injury, CPSC enforcement, business interruption and personal injury claims. He has tried numerous jury trials to successful conclusion in state and federal courts.

Lane has been awarded an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He frequently teaches courses across the country on topics related to all matters of litigation and negotiation.

Representative Experience:

Oilfield electrocution fatality – Defended oil and gas production company and OSHA investigation of electrocution to oilfield pumper.

Fall protection fatality – Defended subcontractor in OSHA investigation and subsequent litigation regarding collapse of swing-stage scaffolding.

Lanham Act/advertising injuries - Defended national retailer of fuel supplement from competitor's allegations of advertising injury.

Semi-conductor process failure - Defended control systems supplier from allegations of failure at wafer fabrication production facility.

Concrete pump truck electrical control system - Defended manufacturer against allegations of defective electrical control system in collapse of 42-meter concrete pump truck boom on high-rise construction project.

Water infiltration - Defended contractor in HOA claims of product defect and construction deficiencies in high-rise luxury condominiums.

Flooding of subdivision - Defended property developer against adjoining subdivision's allegations of water code violations.

Confined space double fatality - Defended underground utility contractor in case involving alleged violations of OSHA's rules for confined space entry.

Geotechnical testing failures – Defended subdivision developer against claims of deficient geotechnical testing and soil remediation.  Defended summary judgment through appeal to Texas Supreme Court.

High voltage line contact – Defended utility provider against claims of National Electric Safety Code violations in high voltage contact.

Traffic control fatality – Defended general contractor in a fatal accident involving allegations of failure to follow TXDOT traffic control plan and the “Texas Manual and Uniform Traffic Control.”

Failure of commercial plumbing system – Defended general contractor in claims for wholesale corrosion/failure of hot water looped plumbing system, and successful pursuit of case against design professionals.

Toxic exposure – Defended property owner against commercial tenant’s allegation of toxic exposure on leased premises. 

Chemical conversion process failure – Defended industrial contractor for allegations of defective repair of ammonia synthesis reaction vessels.

Building Envelope Defects – Defended general contractor in multimillion dollar lawsuit arising from water and air leakage in construction of building envelope.

Areas of Practice: 

Complex litigation and multi-party negotiation
Complex liability
Catastrophic injury
Regulatory compliance
Technical defenses with emphasis on scientific and other expert issues

Bar & Court Admissions:

Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Education:

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1993
B.S., Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, 1990
Honors: Summa Cum Laude 

Honors and Awards:

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Texas Association of Defense Counsel 
Texas Construction Association
Dallas Bar Association
Defense Research Institute


Dallas Office

9201 North Central Expressway
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 214-987-9600
Fax: 214-987-9866


Austin Office

1717 W. 6th Street
Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78703
Tel: 512-476-5300
Fax: 512-476-5771

The law firm of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, LLP, serves the legal needs of businesses and individual clients in Texas communities statewide, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Plano, Denton, Irving, Tyler, Longview, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and Amarillo.