Matthew David Lane Jr

Lafayette, Louisiana
Experience: 14 years
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About Matthew David Lane Jr

Matthew D. Lane, Jr. is committed to helping the citizens of Acadiana and Louisiana whose claims for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have been denied. Disability law is all we do. And we have assisted hundreds of people obtain the Social Security benefits they deserve. The disability appeal process is long and complex, and when you are injured, sick, or severely depressed, it can be simply overwhelming. Matthew D. Lane, Jr. has the experience and tenacity to advocate for you at all levels of the disability appeal process, including Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings, Appeals Council review, and appeals in United States District Court. Attorney Matthew Lane is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana. Attorney Lane is a Veteran of the Gulf War, where he served with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Social Security Disability/SSI


  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent FeesAttorney fees in Social Security Disability matters are regulated by Federal law. Typically, attorney fees are limited to 25% of past due benefits owed at the time of the award.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • LouisianaSince 2003
  • 5th CircuitSince 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsSince 2015

Professional Experience

  • Owner Matthew D. Lane, Jr., LLC (formerly Ziegler & Lane, LLC) 2010 - Current
  • Attorney Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, LLP 2007 - 2010 Represented clients involved in oil and gas, commercial, and general business litigation. Conducted oil and gas title examinations and drafted all manner of conveyance, curative, and servitude documents.
  • Attorney Juneau David, APLC 2004 - 2006 Defended clients in all aspects of personal injury, medical malpractice, professional negligence, environmental, and maritime litigation.
  • Staff Attorney Advocacy Center 2003 - 2004 Provided free legal representation to individuals with disabilities.
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware 2002 - 2003 Worked directly for Judge Farnan in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.


  • Georgia State University College of Law J.D. (2002) | law 1999 - 2002Honors: summa cum laude; ranked first in graduating class.Activities: Member of Law Revie
  • University of Louisiana - Lafayette B.A. (1998) | English 1996 - 1998Honors: magna cum laude


  • Top Lawyers of Acadiana - Administrative Law Acadiana Profile Magazine 2016
  • Top Lawyers of Acadiana - Administrative Law Acadiana Profile Magazine 2015 Acadiana Profile’ Magazine's 2015 list of Top Lawyers includes 366 listings in 48 categories. The results are based solely on an online peer-review survey sent to all certified lawyers in the Acadiana area.

Professional Association

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims Bar Association #491254 Member 2015 - Current
  • 509th Parachute Infantry Association #491255 Member 2015 - Current
  • 82nd Airborne Division Association - Acadiana Chapter #491256 Life Member and Chapter Vice Chairman (2015 to present) 2014 - Current
  • American Legion #491257 Member 2014 - Current
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) #491258 Member 2014 - Current
  • Federal Bar Association - Acadiana Chapter #491259 Member 2010 - Current
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) #491260 Sustaining Member 2010 - Current
  • Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (FOSSCR) #491261 Member of Board of Directors (2011 to present); Member (2010 to present) 2010 - Current
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association #491262 Member 2005 - Current
  • Louisiana State Bar #491263 Member 2003 - Current


556 Jefferson Street, Suite 102
Lafayette, LA 70501-6950 USA

Telephone: (800) 451-0300
Fax: (337) 289-1566

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