Dawn Conger Lane

Dawn Conger Lane: Attorney with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP AV stamp icon
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Dawn Lane is a partner in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner and Hartzog LLP. Her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, elder law, alternative dispute resolution, guardianship, estate and trust litigation, special needs planning, and worker’s compensation.

She works directly with individuals and families in all stages of life so that financial and personal objectives are obtained during estate planning with greater control, privacy and security. She has more than 20 years of litigation and estate planning experience. In estate planning matters, she has drafted wills, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living trusts, irrevocable trusts, and special needs trusts. From a litigation perspective, she represents clients involved in guardianships, incompetency proceedings, trust and estate litigation, will caveats and fiduciary matters.

Dawn has experience with all levels of workers’ compensation litigation including motions, mediations, hearings with a Deputy Commissioner, Full Commission oral arguments and appeals to the state appellate courts. Dawn has handled numerous claims involving a variety of issues ranging from injury by accident, occupational disease, medical causation, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and return to work issues. She has obtained favorable results for various clients in workers’ compensation matters including injury by accident, specific traumatic incident, medical causation/treatment, ongoing disability, return to work issues and independent contractors/employees.

She has been a member of the North Carolina State Bar since 1996 and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Elder Law and Special Needs Section as well and the Dispute Resolution Section.

Dawn completed law school while working full time as a trust and estate planning officer. She became a Certified Financial Planner while attending law school and working full-time. She is married with two children.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

•“New I.C. Forms and Procedures,” Fall CSH Educational Seminar 2008.
•Dawn Lane has presented various workers’ compensation and litigation topics to employers, medical and vocational rehabilitation professionals and insurance carriers.


•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated

Most Recent Posts


Dawn Lane Featured in NCBA Foundation Newsletter

Dawn Lane, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was featured in the Oct. 25 edition of “Foundation Spotlight,” the North Carolina Bar Foundation newsletter. Dawn was featured in the article “Wills for Heroes Volunteers Provide Peace of Mind for First Responders” which highlighted the Wills for Heroes program....


Dawn Lane Participates in Wills For Heroes Event

Dawn Lane participated in the Wills for Heroes event on Oct. 6. She helped first responders and their families with the creation of legal documents including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Dawn is a partner based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP....


CSH Law Attorneys Receive AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that 11 attorneys have recently received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell....


Modified Order on Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel

Dawn Lane (Raleigh) recently obtained a favorable decision on a Motion for Reconsideration in an uninsured claim in which claimant...


Dawn Lane Obtained Form 24 Approval

Dawn Lane (Raleigh) recently obtained a Form 24 approval in a claim wherein a claimant sustained a left shoulder contusion...


Order Denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Specific Medical Treatment

Dawn Lane (Raleigh) recently obtained a favorable decision as to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Specific Medical Treatment in a claim...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Elder Law & Estate Planning
  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(919) 863-8761  Phone
(919) 863-3432  Fax
Mailing Address:
PO Box 27808, Raleigh, NC 27607
University Attended:
Campbell University, B.B.A., Trust Management, 1991
Law School Attended:
NCCU School of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996, North Carolina

Community Involvement

•DRI, Member
•NCBA, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
•North Carolina State Bar, Member
•North Carolina Bar Association, Member of the Elder Law Section, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Section, the Elder Law and Special Needs Section, and the Dispute Resolution Section
•NCADA, Member

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (22 reviews)
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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