Lane Knight | Large Headshot | Balch & Bingham
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2004, magna cum laude
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    B.A., 2001, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2004
About Lane
Lane is a problem-solver. Whether addressing a commercial dispute or an employment matter, Lane’s goal is to immerse himself in the client’s business so that he can efficiently, effectively, and creatively solve problems.
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent a wide variety of clients, including financial institutions, manufacturing facilities, insurance companies, and various governmental entities. My commercial clients range from small, family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations. My diverse skillset allows me to serve my commercial clients in all aspects of their legal needs – through advising on employment matters to handling litigated matters. 

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    Finding efficient, creative solutions to clients’ legal problems. Businesses rarely benefit from costly and protracted litigation, so I take great pride in quickly addressing problems so that clients can focus on their businesses, not litigation. 

  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

Select Matters

  • Loan servicing mass action litigation: Represented a national loan servicer in a mass tort action (involving 250 claims) against claims of mortgage servicing fraud. (2011)
  • Fuel surcharge class action: Represented a national environmental services company as national counsel in class actions filed in multiple states for the alleged improper charging of fuel surcharge fees, extended service area fees, and late fees. (2015)
  • Biofuel fraud litigation (Trial Verdict): Represented a multi-national corporation that had been defrauded in connection with the financing of a biofuel plant in Baldwin County, Alabama. This litigation resulted in a 10.4 million dollar verdict for my client. (2010)
  • Loan servicing litigation: Represented and obtained summary judgment on behalf of a loan servicer against claims that the servicer had misapplied payments and wrongfully foreclosed. (2010) 
  • Banking litigation (Trial Verdict): Represented a bank in an action involving fraudulent financing obtained by a recreation vehicle dealer in Dale County, Alabama. This litigation resulted in a six-figure verdict for my client. (2008)
  • Preliminary injunction litigation: Obtained a preliminary injunction for a medical center in a dispute to prevent the withdrawal of software supported by a vendor. (2011) Also obtained a preliminary injunction for a national learning center franchise in disputes with several franchisees. (2012)
  • Patent litigation: Represented a manufacturer of fish finders in patent infringement litigation against a competitor, assisting in the successful prosecution of a claim before the International Trade Commission. (2015)
  • Products liability litigation: Obtained a dismissal from the Supreme Court of Alabama pursuant to a writ of mandamus in favor of a foreign entity on jurisdictional grounds. (2015, Ex parte Gudel AG, 183 So. 3d 147 (Ala. 2015))
  • Education litigation: Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a university and several of its employees against claims of wrongful termination and defamation. (2006) Also successfully represented a state agency against claims that a teaching certificate had been improperly denied. (2014)



    • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2004, magna cum laude
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., 2001, cum laude
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2004
    • Supreme Court of Alabama, 2004
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2004
    Professional Affiliations
    • Alabama State Bar
    • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • DRI
    • American Inns of Court
    • Hugh Maddox Inn
    Awards & Accolades
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
    • Mid- South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-present
    • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List, 2017 - 2019
    Community Involvement
    • Charitable organizations dedicated to youth athletics