Laura M. McLane

Laura M. McLane

Laura M. McLane


Laura M. McLane


Laura is a member of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group. She focuses her practice on the defense of claims asserted against a wide variety of professionals, including health care professionals, dentists, attorneys and insurance estate agents. Her practice also includes defending a wide variety of general liability claims, including premises liability. Her trial experience and a long history of advocacy provide a unique advantage and perspective to cases.

Laura is an experienced trial lawyer with extensive courtroom experience. She began advocating in the courtroom for children as a social worker at Orchard’s Children’s Services. She then transitioned into the courtroom full time as a judicial law clerk. Laura then became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. During her time as an Assistant Prosecutor, she prosecuted a variety of criminal cases. She conducted over 25 combined jury and bench trials and countless preliminary exams. In addition to prosecuting, Laura also was an instructor at the Oakland County Police Academy (Laws of Arrest).

Practice Areas


  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2013)
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn (B.A. 2003)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Award Winner
    • Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy
Prominent Outcomes

Won summary disposition in Ingham County Circuit Court on behalf of non-profit organization accused of tortious interference of a business relationship. Plaintiff alleged non-profit organization’s conduct lead to her termination. The court found that no such conduct occurred and dismissed the claim with prejudice. (November 2019)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “CAUTION – Avoiding and Navigating Legal Malpractice Claims and Grievances”, Oakland County Bar Association

Ethics of Reply All: Legal Update

To keep up with the fluid, ever-changing legal and technological world, we previously provided guidance on the potential ethical implications of replying all to a group text or e-mail of which a client or represented party is also a recipient. In an article posted in May of last year, we noted the absence of guidance…

Court of Appeals Alters Existing Landscape of Insurance-Agent Liability: Duty Expanded to Include Providing Accurate Information in Insurance Application

Michigan courts have long held that an insurance agent is simply an order taker. Pursuant to Harts v Farmers Insurance Exchange, an insurance agent’s job is to present an insurer’s product and take an insured’s order. Absent a special relationship, an insurance agent owes no duty to advise an insured of the adequacy of coverage….

Ethics of “Reply All”

When you hear “reply all,” you probably think about humorous tales and cringe-worthy moments, such as a student crashing a university e-mail server because he unwarily hit “reply all” to an e-mail sent to the entire undergraduate population. As an attorney, you probably don’t have to be too concerned about crashing a server if you…

When It Comes to Constructive Notice, Don’t Forget the Time

Someone slips on spilled juice in your grocery store. Or they trip over a broken shelf protruding into an aisle. Or they fall on ice in the parking lot. As the owner of the premises, are you liable for their damages? The answer is: it depends. What did you know about the condition? Even more…

Meet the new Collins Einhorn attorney: Laura McLane

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Laura M. McLane has joined the firm’s Professional Liability practice group. McLane focuses her practice on the defense of claims asserted against a wide variety of professionals, including attorneys, health care professionals, real estate agents, and accountants. In 2003, McLane graduated with a B.A. from…

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