David Lane (lawyer)

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David Lane (born January 4, 1954) is an attorney in Denver, Colorado with the firm of Killmer, Lane & Newman LLP.[1] He is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union,[1] and previously represented Ward Churchill.[2] In March 2006, geography teacher Jay Bennish hired him to assist in his reinstatement after being suspended.[3] Lane has lectured throughout the country on civil rights and criminal defense issues, most frequently involving the Colorado method of capital jury selection. Among his civil rights cases Lane represented Steve Howards who was arrested for approaching vice-president Dick Cheney and telling him his policies in Iraq were "disgusting."

In October, 2009, Lane was retained by Fort Collins, Colorado residents Richard and Mayumi Heene, parents of the media-dubbed 'Balloon Boy', six-year-old Falcon Heene, in the wake of announced impending charges by Larimer County authorities, and possibly by federal authorities. Lane told the media he expected his clients to comply fully and "turn themselves in", and that he hoped to avoid the "spectacle and humiliation" of a situation in which the couple would be arrested in public and/or in front of their children.


  1. ^ a b "Our Attorneys". Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP. Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  2. ^ Frosch, Dan (2007-07-25). "Colorado Regents Vote to Fire a Controversial Professor". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  3. ^ Vaughan, Kevin; Felix Doligosa Jr. (2006-03-02). "High school in turmoil over teacher's remarks about Bush". Rocky Mountain News. Archived from the original on October 18, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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