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 Myron N. Lane

Myron N. Lane


Myron N. Lane is the founding member of Lane, Lane & Kelly. Myron spent 24 years in the Norfolk District Attorney's office in Dedham, the first 11 of which were spent as Assistant DA. He was appointed to the DA's office in 1942 after serving a term in the Legislature. He was formally appointed as the Norfolk County District Attorney by Governor Christian Herter in 1954. Later that year, Myron was elected to his first full Legislative Term as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he was re-elected in 1958 and 1962. 

Myron Lane always had strong ties to the Braintree and Quincy area. Myron was born in Roxbury, but spent the majority of his life and raised his family in Quincy's Wallaston section. He attended Wollaston Grammar School and later graduated from Thayer Academy in 1925 and from Boston University School of Law in 1930. 

Myron opened his own law practice in Wollaston in 1933, which soon thereafter was moved to Braintree in 1938 where the office of Lane, Lane & Kelly would officially be founded and set its roots.

In 1942, Myron was called to duty and joined the Army. He attended the Army Judge Advocate School and went to Europe to work with the War Crimes Branch. In 1946, as a Captain in the Army, he took part in the prosecution and defense of accused German war criminals at the Mauthausen and Dachau concentration camps. After the war, he returned to the DA's office and his private practice.

Myron N. Lane passed away at the age of 64 on April 14, 1972. 


 Richard B. Lane

Richard fast


Richard B. Lane joined the firm in 1958 to work alongside his father, Myron Lane, as a founding member. Richard graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA in 1951, Middlebury College in 1955, and Harvard Law School in 1958. He practiced law with his father, Myron, in Quincy and Braintree, MA, where he was a founding member of Lane, Lane, & Kelly. Richard was later joined by his son, David B. Lane (current Managing Partner) whom he worked alongside for over 25 years. Richard retired from Lane, Lane and Kelly, LLP in 2019.

Throughout his distinguished career, Richard served as Special Assistant District Attorney of Norfolk and Plymouth Counties and held various positions in Hingham, MA, including chairman of the Hingham Advisory (Finance) Board of Appeals and member of the Hingham Personnel Committee. He was actively involved in the Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and American Bar Associations and served on the boards of Real Services, Inc., and WORK Inc., as well as the Hingham Institute for Savings.

A man of diverse interests, Richard enjoyed traveling to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Bermuda. He was a developer of Waldron Bay on Lake Winnisquam in Meredith, NH, and the proprietor of Little Plain Frame Shop in Hingham, MA. Richard found joy in skiing, golfing, fishing, woodworking, and bird carving. He also contributed as an assistant and Special Town Meeting Moderator in Hingham and was a former member of the Quincy Neighborhood Club.

Richard is fondly remembered by his 3 children, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Richard B. Lane passed away at the age of 91 on June 24, 2024.


David B. Lane

David B. Lane - Managing Partner at Lane, Lane & Kelly

Managing Partner

Phone: (781) 848-0040 x 105


David B. Lane joined the firm in 1990 where he worked alongside his father, Richard. David is now the Owner and Managing Partner of the firm. David currently resides with his wife, Lauren, in Hanover, Massachusetts. David enjoys spending his time being surrounded by his 3 children, and 2 grandchildren. 

David attended Lafayette College obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1982, and his law degree from Suffolk University in 1990. David primarily practices in the areas of Banking Law, Business Law, Conveyancing and Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Probate Law, and Zoning and Land Use Law. David is a Member of the Bar Association of Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts.



Richard B. Lane and familyRichard and his wife, Cathy, pictured with their grandchildren and their significant others.

David Lane and his familyDavid and his wife, Lauren, with their children.

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