Lane Hilton has a diverse background in complex civil litigation and experience handling significant exposure matters.

In Ms. Hilton’s litigation practice, she analyzes and develops complex litigation strategies, conducts extensive fact investigations, drafts and argues dispositive motions, takes  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.

Her practice primarily focuses on defending medical malpractice claims for large hospitals and healthcare providers throughout Southern California, and she also has significant experience handling other tort actions including transportation, personal injury, and premises liability.  Ms. Hilton began her legal career defending multifaceted civil cases, where she represented some of the largest developers and general contractors in San Diego and on the West Coast.

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.  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