Jury Returns $2M Personal Injury Verdict

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Leading the Way in Business Litigation

Our aggressive approach to business litigation has resulted in several noteworthy – and often highly confidential – recoveries for our clients.

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Mark Lanier Discusses Landmark Opioid Verdict with Journalist Gene Valicenti

December 3, 2021

Mark Lanier appeared on the podcast The News with Gene Valicenti to discuss the recent jury verdict he and his trial team secured against pharmacies

Historic Verdict Finds Walmart, CVS, Walgreens Pharmacies Responsible for Fueling Opioid Addiction Epidemic

November 29, 2021

Jurors in closely watched trial agreed pharmacies failed to follow guidelines that would have stopped spread of opioid painkillers in hard-hit communities CLEVELAND, Ohio –

The Lanier Law Firm Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

November 4, 2021

HOUSTON — The Lanier Law Firm has once again been named one of the best law firms in the nation in the prestigious annual Best

The Lanier Law Firm's Practice Areas

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure

Our firm is one of the most experienced asbestos litigation law firms in the world. The firm’s expertise and reputation, in these cases, derives from a long, successful track record that spans nearly two decades. Asbestos and other chemicals that have many recognized positive and helpful uses also could be dangerous or even fatal. Unfortunately, Americans are frequently exposed to toxic chemicals, whether they are discharged accidentally into our air or water, or we are exposed to them in our schools or workplace. Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause fatal illness.

The Lanier Law Firm has significant experience working on behalf of families and victims of chemical exposures. For example, in 2018 Mark Lanier won a substantial recovery for 22 women who contracted ovarian cancer from extended use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Mark Lanier introduced evidence from scientific experts to explain how asbestos, a well-known carcinogen, is intermingled with the mineral talc. The jury has awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families.

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Personal Injury


Personal Injury

The Lanier Law Firm represents those injured as a result of the negligence of others. Our decades of courtroom experience and our state-of-the-art preparation puts our clients on a level playing field with the insurance companies we’re fighting. We put our clients’ best interests first and foremost, and our results prove it.

We have obtained substantial recoveries on behalf of the following clients:

  • a 32-year-old operator at the Citgo facility in Louisiana who was burned over 50% of his body in a workplace accident;
  • a Freeport man who was injured in a plant explosion. The 23-year-old victim sustained second- and third-degree burns over a majority of his body as a result of the explosion;
  • a young man who became a quadriplegic after diving off of a pier where there was inadequate warning that the water level did not surpass one foot of depth;

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Business Litigation


Business Litigation

In addition to representing individuals, The Lanier Law Firm has significant experience working on behalf of businesses suing for breach of contract, patent infringement, employment disputes, antitrust, fraud, and other causes of action.

Our Business Litigation Practice Group helps businesses in legal actions against larger competitors who use unfair and illegal business practices to gain a competitive edge. Our aggressive approach to business litigation has resulted in several noteworthy – and often highly confidential – recoveries for our clients.

Not only do our business clients benefit from our courtroom expertise, but many of our opponents have gone on to hire us to represent them in their own disputes. Clearly, they know that it’s better to have The Lanier Law Firm with them than against them.

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Product Liability

product_liability_lawyerProduct Liability Litigation

When a consumer buys a product, they rightfully expect it to perform safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Use of defective products can result in tragic consequences.

A defective product is one that was either designed with defects or was manufactured improperly. Flawed design or manufacturing defects may result in unsafe products that cause injury to consumers. There have been countless cases of defectively or dangerously designed consumer products harming and often killing consumers, including children.

In a products liability case, the law may find blame with any or all individuals involved in the manufacture of a product. This can include the designer, manufacturer, supplier and retailer. These individuals may be held liable for any injury their product causes.

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Maritime Law

maritime_lawMaritime Law

Maritime Law (also known as Admiralty Law) is a separate body of law governing a variety of maritime-related disputes.

We have represented a broad range of clients in numerous Jones Act (Seaman’s injury) cases; cargo carriage disputes; oil spills; water pollution claims; vessel financing, operation, construction and re-building disputes; maritime liens; commercial/contractual claims (including charter parties); and a variety of other maritime disputes.

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Pharmaceutical Liability


Pharmaceutical Liability

Newsflash: Newsflash: On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued an update to inform physicians and the public that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair are not rare. The Lanier Law Firm is litigating cases against the makers of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh for serious complications.

The Lanier Law Firm is a pioneer in its involvement in numerous pharmaceutical liability litigations, with an extremely successful track record. Our Pharmaceutical Liability Practice Group has decades of experience representing clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. The firm garnered national attention during its VIOXX litigation, most notably winning a substantial verdict against Merck & Co. in the very first VIOXX lawsuit to go to trial as well as securing two additional very significant plaintiff verdicts.

The Lanier Law Firm also represents clients who have suffered injuries involving such high profile dangerous drugs and devices such as Depuy/J&J Hip Replacements, Yaz/Yasmin, Chantix, Paxil, and Levaquin as well as other drugs and medical devices.

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Intellectual Property

practice-areasIntellectual Property

Thousands of hours in the courtroom have provided The Lanier Law Firm with the skills that clients need when their patents and other intellectual-property rights are threatened.

Infringement of valuable intellectual-property rights unfortunately is all too common in today’s complex global marketplace. Our attorneys are experienced in providing strategic counsel and aggressive representation to vindicate our clients’ rights in a variety of intellectual property matters.

Combining excellent litigation skills with in-depth knowledge, our Intellectual Property Litigation Group represents clients in disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and copyright violations, trade secret misappropriation and other areas of intellectual property law.

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Medical Malpractice

bad-faith-insuranceMedical Malpractice

When patients seek medical care, they deserve treatment that meets or exceeds the standard of care for the medical profession. Unfortunately, in many cases just the opposite occurs.

Because of human error as well as systemic problems, between 44,000 and 98,000 people are killed each year by medical errors in hospitals, according to the National Academies of Sciences. That is more than the number of people who die from car accidents, breast cancer or AIDS. Deaths from medication errors that take place both in and out of hospitals – more than 7,000 annually – exceed those from workplace injuries.
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Federal Employers' Liability Act

federal-employers-liability-actFederal Employers’ Liability Act Claims

The Lanier Law Firm continues its tradition of fighting for those who have been injured by the negligence of others by applying its expertise to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claims of railroad workers.

Congress passed the Federal Employers’ Liability Act in 1908, for the purpose of providing compensation to railroad employees who are injured on the job. It enables injured employees to bring claims directly against their employers where it can be shown that it was the railroad’s negligence that caused the injury.

Attorney Patrice McKinney has fought hard for railroad workers, and has handled numerous FELA cases, including 6 cases resulting in significant recoveries for our clients.

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Free Case Evaluation

Contacting the firm is free. We understand that the disputes facing you, your family or your business can seem daunting. It is our goal to put you at ease.

The first step, we believe, is to provide you with as much information as possible, so you can make informed, confident decisions throughout this complex process. This is not an empty promise; our attorneys are experts in their fields, so they are well-equipped to provide you with up-to-date, relevant and useful information at every stage of your case.

If you have general questions regarding our practices, including mesothelioma, business, intellectual property or dangerous drug litigation matters, please fill out the form to the right, and we will respond to your message as quickly as possible.

If you would like to speak with someone directly, call us toll free, day or night, at 1-800-723-3216. The firm handles a wide range of legal matters, and we’re interested in hearing from you.

We are a dynamic firm with national reach and resources. Our expertise is diverse and comprehensive. If you select us to represent you in a case, we will work closely with you throughout the process.  As the public has come to appreciate, litigation is not a quick process.  We want you to know that when you have chosen us to represent you, you have someone who has the staying power to see you through the process.

If you feel that you have been affected by any product or service in the cases we handle, then you should contact us immediately, and we will determine if you have a case to pursue.

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