John P. McLane



Bar Admissions

New York – 1968
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York – 1969
U.S. Circuit Court, 2nd Circuit – 1970
U.S. Supreme Court - 1973


J.D. (cum laude), Columbia University School of Law - 1968
B.A. (magna cum laude), Niagara University - 1965

John P. McLane received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1968 and spent the next two years clerking for the Hon. Edmund Port, United States District Judge.  He joined what became Boyle & Anderson, P.C. in 1970 and has been practicing in NYS with that Firm since. His areas of practice include:

  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration

  • Elder Law, Medicaid Planning & Asset Preservation

  • Business Entities & Commercial Transactions

  • Real Estate

Mr. McLane has also been involved with the following Professional Associations, Positions and Organizations:

  • New York State Bar Association, 1968-present

  • Cayuga County Bar Association, 1968-present; President, 1996-97

  • Confidential Law Clerk to the Hon. Edmund Port, USDJ, NDNY, 1968-70

  • United States Magistrate, Northern District of New York, 1971-79

  • Court Attorney to the Hon. Peter E. Corning, Cayuga County Court Judge and Acting Supreme Court Justice for Cayuga County (NYS Court System), 1983-2006

Various Professional Awards / Recognitions include:

  • United States Courts Achievement Award

  • Listings in Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World

  • Chosen as one of the "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2013

  • Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell

Mr. McLane’s current community involvement includes:

  • Columbian Foundation, Inc. (President & Director)

  • D.E. French Foundation, Inc. (VP, Asst. Treasurer & Director)

  • The Stanley W. Metcalf Foundation, Inc. (Secretary & Director)

  • Fort Hill Cemetery Association (Trustee)

Mr. McLane’s past charitable and community involvement includes:

  • Cayuga County Big Brothers (Officer & Director)

  • American Red Cross (Director)

  • YMCA-WEIU, INC. (Officer, Director, Trustee)

  • Cayuga County United Fund (Director)

  • Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, Technical Advisory

  • Committee on Crime Control Planning (Member)

  • Merit Selection Panel for the Selection and Appointment of United States Magistrates, US District Court for the Northern District of New York (Member)

  • Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center (Treasurer & Director)

  • Cayuga County Community College Foundation, Inc. (President & Director)