About The Lane Law Firm
Mission Statement: The Law Office of Charles W. Lane, IV is a group dedicated to defending clients in the criminal justice system and representing plaintiffs in personal injury. Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal service through our skilled attorney, investigators and legal staff on a 24/7 basis.
The Lane Law Firm is dedicated to aggressively representing you or your loved one when in need of sound legal representation. Mr. Lane has over 20 years experience in the legal system.
Attorney Charles W. Lane has been rated by his peers as having a very high level of expertise, professional ability, and ethical standards. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA. He received his JD from the Tulane Law School, and received his LLM from the University of Washington, in Seattle. After graduating from Tulane Law school, Mr. Lane was an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans. During his tenure as an A.D.A. Mr. Lane gained vast experience in Criminal Law. Mr. Lane brought to trial over 130 felony cases including numerous murder, rape, illegal drugs, and other felony matters. Mr. Lane was also responsible for training fellow prosecutors in trial skills and techniques.
Mr. Lane has been practicing law in Western Washington for 18 years, primarily in the Puget Sound area, and has handled all types of cases. He has extensive experience with the inner workings of the criminal courts in Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle, while completely covering Thurston, Pierce, King, Mason, and Kitsap counties.
Investigator Fred Doughty is a graduate of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and was a certified Peace Officer for over twenty years. During his law enforcement career Fred worked as a patrol sergeant and detective and is very familiar with police procedures. He completed the Walden, Platt & Associates Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course as well as the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Development Course. Since retiring from law enforcement 8 years ago, Fred has become an excellent resource for defense lawyers using his past training and experience.