Thomas J. Lane

Criminal Defense Attorney

Thomas J. Lane

Thomas Lane is a criminal defense attorney living and practicing law in San Antonio, Texas. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in History. Following completion of his undergraduate education, he worked as an Investigator with Child Protective Services in Harris County before leaving to enroll at St. Mary’s Law School in 2009. While at St. Mary’s Law School, Thomas interned for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, studied abroad in Innsbruck, Austria at the Institute of World Legal Problems with Judge András Sajó of the European Court of Human Rights, and competed with the nationally recognized St. Mary’s Mock Trial Team. After graduation and being admitted to the Texas Bar in 2013 initially worked in the field of Oil and Gas Law transitioning to focus on criminal defense in private practice in 2015.

In 2017, with lead counsel, Casie Gotro, Thomas Lane and Vivek Jampala helped successfully defended Bandido’s Dallas Chapter President Christopher “Jake” Carrizal from charges stemming from the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco, Texas. The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office indicted over 150 individuals for organized criminal activity and imposed excessive bail on nearly every defendant by accusing them of being gang members. Mr. Carrizal’s case was the only Twin Peaks case to go to trial. As a direct result of the factual inconsistencies and misconduct uncovered during Carrizal’s trial, all of the more than 150 cases resulting from the Twin Peaks shootout have been dismissed.

In 2019, he co-founded the law firm of Hunter, Lane & Jampala, where his focus remains on criminal trial litigation, criminal appeals and post-conviction writs of habeas corpus. Thomas is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Texas Independent Bar Association. Thomas Lane is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Thomas J. Lane

Thomas J. Lane Criminal Defense Attorney
Thomas Lane is a criminal defense attorney living and practicing law in San Antonio, Texas. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in History. Following completion of his undergraduate education, he worked as an Investigator with Child Protective Services in Harris County before leaving to enroll at St. Mary’s Law School in 2009. While at St. Mary’s Law School, Thomas interned for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, studied abroad in Innsbruck, Austria at the Institute of World Legal Problems with Judge András Sajó of the European Court of Human Rights, and competed with the nationally recognized St. Mary’s Mock Trial Team. After graduation and being admitted to the Texas Bar in 2013 initially worked in the field of Oil and Gas Law transitioning to focus on criminal defense in private practice in 2015.

In 2017, with lead counsel, Casie Gotro, Thomas Lane and Vivek Jampala helped successfully defended Bandido’s Dallas Chapter President Christopher “Jake” Carrizal from charges stemming from the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco, Texas. The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office indicted over 150 individuals for organized criminal activity and imposed excessive bail on nearly every defendant by accusing them of being gang members. Mr. Carrizal’s case was the only Twin Peaks case to go to trial. As a direct result of the factual inconsistencies and misconduct uncovered during Carrizal’s trial, all of the more than 150 cases resulting from the Twin Peaks shootout have been dismissed.

In 2019, he co-founded the law firm of Hunter, Lane & Jampala, where his focus remains on criminal trial litigation, criminal appeals and post-conviction writs of habeas corpus. Thomas is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Texas Independent Bar Association. Thomas Lane is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Have a Question?