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Richard Lane

Richard Lane

Managing Shareholder
Grand Junction, Colorado

Richard Lane graduated from Regis University in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Finance and a minor in Business Administration. During his undergraduate period, Richard maintained full time employment with a large food distribution company based in the Denver area.

In December 2007, Richard graduated early from the University of Tulsa College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree. Richard explored the legal field widely while in law school, working as a research assistant to one of his professors regarding cultural property, studying abroad in both Ireland and Argentina, and interning with private employers and the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office. He was also the social chair for the local chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.

Richard moved to Grand Junction in 2008 after a period of interning for the Colorado State Public Defender's Office. Prior to joining Younge & Hockensmith as an associate, he maintained a small practice with a friend from law school in Grand Junction focusing mainly on family law issues. Currently he provides extensive support to all the litigation areas of the firm.

Richard grew up in Denver with his family who remain in the Denver area. His interests are mainly arts related; he is a fan of the local opera company, High Desert Opera, and the local music scene. While Richard is unmarried, he has recently become engaged to his girlfriend Michelle who is a long time Grand Junction resident.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2008


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Regis University, Denver, Colorado
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2005
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Mesa County Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present


  • Phi Alpha Delta