About The Lanier Law Firm
A Commitment to Excellence. A Passion for Justice.
The Lanier Law Firm is changing the approach to client care. Founded in 1990 by Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and often untraditional solutions. With more than 60 attorneys, our firm represents a broad array of clients from our offices in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles.
The diverse clients represented by our firm share one common trait: the need for serious and sound legal representation; it’s what we refer to as Legal Care. Firm attorneys provide individual attention to clients with serious injuries, grievances, and other concerns. We are also regularly called on as a “go-to” resource for corporations when unique legal situations need immediate resolution.
Our firm is home to outstanding trial attorneys with decades of trial experience. Firm founder Mark Lanier and attorney Larry Wilson both are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney Kevin Parker is certified by the same group as a Civil Appellate Law specialist.
Our vast trial experience includes substantial verdicts in cases involving asbestos exposure, business fraud, serious personal injuries, product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, oil and gas litigation, and other civil litigation. In 2014, Mr. Lanier and our firm won a record verdict against pharmaceutical giants Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly & Co. over the dangerous side effects of the diabetes medication Actos, which ranked as the 7th largest verdict in U.S. history. In 2016, Mr. Lanier won two federal trial jury verdicts that together totaled more than $1.5 billion in litigation over metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy/J&J Orthopaedics Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
We also are known for our work defending some of the country’s largest companies. One Fortune 500 company chose The Lanier Law Firm to help overturn a $1.6 billion default judgment. Our client was sued for failure to warn customers about the dangers of its asbestos-containing product. Because the default judgment endangered the solvency of a corporation that had agreed to provide financial compensation to thousands of asbestos claimants, our firm felt that it was in the best interests of our clients to represent the asbestos manufacturer. After The Lanier Law Firm was hired, the default judgment was overturned. This case was remarkable not only for the size of the default judgment but also because The Lanier Law Firm was hired by a company that it had also sued.
Although tremendous legal victories are a firm trademark, the primary focus remains with Mr. Lanier’s original vision to provide “the highest quality Legal Care delivered in an honest, professional manner to enrich the lives or businesses of our clients.” Because of this vision, the attorney/client relationship begins with the initial consultation. Our attorneys and staff ensure that each client knows their attorney, their financial obligations, and – most importantly – that their case is being handled with a solution in mind.
Community Involvement by The Lanier Law Firm
The Lanier Law Firm takes seriously its commitment to give back to the communities it serves.
Our Excellent Case Results
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.