Lane Hilton practices as part of HFM’s Transportation Litigation group, where she represents transportation companies in catastrophic loss claims.

In her practice, Ms. Hilton analyzes and develops complex litigation strategies, conducts extensive fact investigations, drafts and argues dispositive motions, takes and defends depositions, analyzes cases of first impression, interprets newly passed laws and regulations, and assists clients in all stages of litigation from case inception through settlement and trial.

Ms. Hilton’s experience includes defending complex civil cases, where she has represented some of the largest developers and general contractors in San Diego and on the West Coast. She also has experience litigating personal injury, products liability negligence, battery, and other tort actions.

While in law school, Ms. Hilton worked in the San Diego County Public Defender’s office, where she second-chaired a misdemeanor trial, assisted with a first-degree murder trial, and regularly represented indigent clients in all aspects of their cases. Additionally, she earned an Academic Achievement Award in Advanced Negotiation, received both Distinguished Advocate and Distinguished Student Awards, competed on the Mock Trial Team, was part of the Pro Bono Honors Society, and served as president for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Society and the Student Bar Association while at California Western School of Law.  She is actively involved in the legal community and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh chapter, San Diego Defense Lawyers, Lawyers Club, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Awards & Honors

  • California Western School of Law Academic Achievement Award in Advanced Negotiation
  • California Western School of Law Distinguished Advocate
  • California Western School of Law Distinguished Student Award
  • Pro Bono Honors Society

Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel