Our Attorneys

The Lanier Law Firm has experienced, passionate attorneys in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. To find attorneys, select location(s) and/or practice area(s) below. Click the attorney profile to learn more.

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Mark Lanier

W. MARK LANIER

Founder

W. Mark Lanier is an attorney, author, teacher, pastor, and expert storyteller. He founded The Lanier Law Firm in 1990.

W. MARK LANIER

Founder

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Alex Abston

Attorney

Alex Abston is an associate attorney in the Houston office. Her practice areas include product liability, pharmaceutical liability and toxic torts.

Alex Abston

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Michael A. Akselrud

Attorney

Michael A. Akselrud is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm in Los Angeles specializing in business litigation, personal injury and products liability.

Michael A. Akselrud

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Jonathan Armour

Attorney

An associate at The Lanier Law Firm Houston office, Jonathan represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including toxic torts.

Jonathan Armour

Attorney

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Natalie Armour

Attorney

Natalie Armour joined the Issues and Appeals section of The Lanier Law Firm in 2012. She handles complex briefing in trial and appellate courts in mass tort, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and other types of product liability cases, personal injury matters, and business litigation. She has briefed appellate matters before the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Courts of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Eighth Circuit, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in Texas.

Natalie Armour

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Leila Ayachi

Attorney

Leila Ayachi joined Lanier Law Firm, in 2018, as an associate in the pharmaceutical liability section.

Leila Ayachi

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Darron E. Berquist

Attorney

Darron Berquist is the managing attorney of asbestos litigation in the New York office. He joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2012.

Darron E. Berquist

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Attorney Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Attorney

Alex J. Brown is Managing Attorney of The Lanier Law Firm’s Business Litigation section. He represents companies and individuals in federal and state courts.

Alex Brown

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Harvey-Brown

Harvey Brown

Attorney

Harvey Brown serves as Of Counsel for The Lanier Law Firm out of the Houston office. Judge Brown joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2019 following distinguished service as a District Judge in Harris County (1995-2002) and as a Justice on the First Court of Appeals for the State of Texas (2010 – 2018). While on the appellate court, Judge Brown also served on the Texas State Multidistrict Litigation Panel and authored more than1,000 opinions.

Harvey Brown

Attorney

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Manny Cabrera

Attorney

Manny Cabrera joined The Lanier Law Firm as an associate, in 2018, focusing on plaintiff’s civil litigation with an emphasis on asbestos-related injuries. He has extensive experience in federal and state district courts as well as appellate courts throughout Texas. His exposure to multiple sides within the courtroom has given Mr. Cabrera the benefit of a well-rounded insight of litigation and what assures justice on behalf of his clients.

Manny Cabrera

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M. Michelle Carreras

Attorney

Attorney Michelle Carreras has been an attorney at The Lanier Law Firm since 2009. She initially worked in the Bankruptcy Litigation group, where she focused on litigation matters arising out of corporate bankruptcies. In September 2011, Ms. Carreras joined the Issues and Appeals group, where she handles complex appeals and trial-level briefing and research.

M. Michelle Carreras

Attorney

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Mildred Conroy

Attorney

Mildred Conroy joined the Lanier Law Firm’s New York office as an associate in 2018 and practices in the areas of toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts and product liability.

Mildred Conroy

Attorney

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Case A. Dam

Attorney

Case is a fervent advocate and passionate litigator, who has successfully litigated several mesothelioma cases to verdict. He has won numerous appeals and has otherwise filed, prosecuted and overseen the resolution of thousands of mass tort claims filed in the Federal and State Courts. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, trial and the appeals process. He has traveled throughout the United States to counsel new clients, performed extensive legal and historical research of the asbestos industry, and ultimately defended hundreds of clients, experts and corporate officers in deposition and at trial.

Case A. Dam

Attorney

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Cristina Delise

Attorney

Cristina Delise joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2015 as an associate in the Pharmaceutical Litigation and Business Litigation divisions. She represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, centering on mass torts, class actions, and business litigation.

Cristina Delise

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Zeke DeRose

Attorney

Zeke DeRose is a member of The Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. He brings extensive experience to plaintiffs and defendants in a range of disputes before courts and in arbitration, including complex commercial and business litigation, antitrust, licensing disputes, merger disputes, qui tam (under both state and federal False Claims Act), federal securities, and intellectual property. He has represented both large and small clients across the nation in federal court, arbitration, and state court.

Zeke DeRose

Attorney

Ryan-Ellis

Ryan Ellis

Attorney

Ryan D. Ellis is a trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a variety of civil litigation matters. Named a “Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer magazine in 2017, Ryan focuses his practice on business disputes—such as fraud claims, contractual disputes, business torts, employment disputes, trade secrets and other intellectual property disputes—as well as on environmental class action matters. Individuals and companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries have relied on Ryan to represent and advise them throughout all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, as well as in private arbitration.

Ryan Ellis

Attorney

Christopher-Gadoury

Christopher L. Gadoury

Attorney

Chris Gadoury joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2015 where he serves the firm’s clients in complex business and environmental litigation matters.

Christopher L. Gadoury

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Michelle Greene

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Michelle Greene is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm. She represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including toxic torts and products liability. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Greene worked passionately in representing individuals, communities, and municipalities across the country injured as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals. She also represented individuals injured by Aqueous Film-Form Foam (AFFF) and Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the multi-district litigation.

Michelle Greene

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Catherine Heacox

Catherine Heacox

Attorney

Catherine Heacox represents individuals injured by dangerous drugs and products, medical negligence and toxic exposure. For three decades, Ms. Heacox has focused her practice on complex civil litigation including pharmaceutical and product liability mass tort actions, personal injury actions and environmental injury matters. Through her tireless efforts, the rights of numerous injured people are vindicated.

Catherine Heacox

Attorney

Attorney Dara Hegar

Dara Hegar

Attorney

Dara Hegar joined the Lanier Law Firm in 1999 and is currently the Managing Attorney for the firm’s offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York.

Dara Hegar

Attorney

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Felicia M. Hubert

Attorney

Felicia M. Hubert is a senior associate with the Lanier Law Firm Houston office. Felicia devotes her entire practice to trial work, representing clients in the areas of personal injury, truck and motor vehicle accidents, product liability, premises liability, commercial and consumer litigation. Felicia has vast experience at the trial and appellate levels, with over 50 first and second chair trials to judges and juries in Federal and State court and ten State Court appellate arguments, with successful reported opinions. Felicia also represents a vast array of pro bono clients for the firm.

Felicia M. Hubert

Attorney

Attorney Evan Janush

Evan M. Janush

Attorney

Evan M. Janush is the Managing Attorney of The Lanier Law Firm's New York office. In addition to his administrative role, he is the practice group leader of the firm’s employment litigation practice.

Evan M. Janush

Attorney

Maura Kolb

Maura Kolb

Attorney

Maura Kolb came to The Lanier Law Firm in 2003 after working with the firm on complex business and personal injury litigation matters for several years.

Maura Kolb

Attorney

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David Kuttles

Attorney

David Kuttles is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm, practicing in the areas of defective pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, general products liability litigation, and personal injury litigation. David has experience in litigating, arbitrating and mediating bodily injury claims involving products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and job-related accidents.

David Kuttles

Attorney

Attorney Kevin LaMarca

Kevin LaMarca

Attorney

Kevin LaMarca is an attorney in The Lanier Law Firm's Houston office focused on toxic torts, asbestos injuries, and product liability.

Kevin LaMarca

Attorney

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Rachel Lanier

Attorney

Rachel Lanier joined the Lanier Law Firm as an associate in 2016 and practices in the areas of toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, and product liability.

Rachel Lanier

Attorney

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Daniel LaTerra

Attorney

Daniel LaTerra concentrates his practice in asbestos litigation and product liability in the firm’s New York office. Throughout his career as a litigator, Mr. LaTerra had the pleasure of helping victims suffering from mesothelioma, and other catastrophic injuries, obtain millions of dollars in compensation through settlements and verdicts. Mr. LaTerra represents victims in New Jersey and New York courts, and he is responsible for handling all aspects of the litigation from client intake through trial.

Daniel LaTerra

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Attorney Mark Linder

Mark A. Linder

Attorney

Mark Linder is a toxic tort, product liability, and personal injury litigation attorney in The Lanier Law Firm’s Houston office.

Mark A. Linder

Attorney

Benjamin T. Major

Benjamin T. Major

Attorney

Benjamin T. Major, a senior attorney of the Issues and Appeals Practice Group at The Lanier Law Firm, has vast experience in trial and appellate matters. In his role for the firm, he has served as lead appellate counsel on a number of appeals; has worked to preserve seven- to ten-digit judgments on appeal; and has headed up motion practice efforts in large scale and complex litigation, including personal injury cases, commercial disputes, civil rights litigation, and oil and gas cases.

Benjamin T. Major

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Skip McBride

Attorney

Ralph (Skip) McBride serves as Of Counsel for The Lanier Law Firm out of the Houston office. As a member of The Lanier Law Firm team, Mr. McBride represents commercial clients and individuals in real estate disputes, products liability lawsuits, oil and gas disputes, personal injury cases, construction contracts, trusts and probate matters and securities litigation.

Skip McBride

Attorney

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Patrice McKinney

Attorney

Patrice McKinney represents the LLF's clients in personal injury cases, especially car and trucking collision cases, oilfield related injuries, and railroad workers injured on the job (FELA).

Patrice McKinney

Attorney

Caroline McLeod

Caroline McLeod

Attorney

Caroline McLeod joined the Issues and Appeals section of the Lanier Law Firm in 2018. Her practice involves briefing in trial and appellate courts in the areas of mass tort litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury, and products liability.

Caroline McLeod

Attorney

Attorney Richard D. Meadow

Richard D. Meadow

Attorney

Richard D. Meadow is the National Mass Tort Leader for The Lanier Law Firm in the New York office and has been a practicing trial attorney for more than 30 years.

Richard D. Meadow

Attorney

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Arthur R. Miller

Arthur R. Miller joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2013 in an Of Counsel capacity. Professor Miller works with The Lanier Law Firm’s attorneys and clients in business litigation, personal injury, and other complex litigation matters.

Arthur R. Miller

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Kevin P. Parker

Attorney

Kevin P. Parker is the head of the Issues and Appeals section of The Lanier Law Firm. His pre-trial work ensures client cases will stand the test of an appeal.

Kevin P. Parker

Attorney

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Rebecca Phillips

Attorney

Rebecca Phillips joined The Lanier Law Firm team because she believes in the power of the civil justice system to promote good corporate behavior and public safety. She loves helping individuals utilize that power to seek justice, through both trial work and appeals. Rebecca’s practice is diverse, having experience in mass torts, class actions, and complex business cases. Most recently, she focuses her time on litigation concerning the opioid epidemic and on litigation concerning injuries caused by the diabetes drug Onglyza.

Rebecca Phillips

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Christopher Phipps

Christopher Phipps

Attorney

Christopher Phipps is an attorney in the Bankruptcy Department for the Asbestos and Toxic Exposure group at The Lanier Law Firm’s Houston office.

Christopher Phipps

Attorney

Matt-Przywara

Matt Przywara

Attorney

Matthew D. Przywara is an associate in the Business Litigation section of the Lanier Law Firm, representing a wide variety of complex clients on a diverse array of complex commercial litigation matters.

Matt Przywara

Attorney

Ben Pyle

Benjamin Pyle

Benjamin Pyle is an associate with The Lanier Law Firm, practicing in the area of toxic tort litigation.

Benjamin Pyle

David Rosenband

David L. Rosenband

Attorney

David L. Rosenband has significant experience handling many types of personal injury claims with a primary focus on litigating and managing complex mass tort product liability cases involving drugs and medical devices.

David L. Rosenband

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Kenneth W. Starr

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Ken Starr joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2018, building on a distinguished career in the law, academia and public service. He worked with the firm in an Of Counsel capacity in a range of appellate matters, as well as in other legal issues and causes of special interest.

Kenneth W. Starr

Attorney

Kent-Sullivan

Kent C. Sullivan

Attorney

Kent Sullivan’s highly diverse background includes government regulation, public policy, leadership, stewardship, and law. He’s previously served as the Texas Commissioner of Insurance and has also been a trial and appellate court judge. Of Counsel to The Lanier Law Firm, Kent has practiced law more than 35 years and has been a partner at several major law firms.

Kent C. Sullivan

Attorney

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Leydyluz “Luz” Symphorien-Restrepo

Attorney

Leydyluz “Luz” Symphorien-Restrepo joined The Lanier Law firm in 2017 with more than six years of experience in trial litigation.

Leydyluz “Luz” Symphorien-Restrepo

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Austin Taylor

Senior Attorney

Austin Taylor focuses his practice on plaintiff’s civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on toxic tort and asbestos-related injuries.

Austin Taylor

Senior Attorney

Attorney Sam E. Taylor

Sam E. Taylor

Attorney

Sam E. Taylor, II is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law and is the Managing Attorney of the asbestos litigation section in The Lanier Law Firm's Houston office.

Sam E. Taylor

Attorney

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Megan Waida

Attorney

Megan Waida joined the Asbestos Litigation Issues and Appeals section of The Lanier Law Firm in 2012 as a well-seasoned attorney advocating on behalf of the victims of asbestos exposure.

Megan Waida

Attorney

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Dwana Waltman

Attorney

Dwana Waltman joined The Lanier Law Firm in February of 2009 as an intake attorney for the toxic tort division.

Dwana Waltman

Attorney

Attorney Judson A. Waltman

Judson A. Waltman

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Judson (Jud) Waltman, a native of Lufkin, Texas, is the Managing Attorney in Houston over Personal Injury, Product Liability and Maritime Litigation.

Judson A. Waltman

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Andy West

Andy West is an attorney within the ever-growing universe of The Lanier Law Firm Asbestos Resolution Team. Prior to coming aboard with the firm, Andy had been working with our firm on issues related to asbestos bankruptcy claims for several years as a solo practitioner.

Andy West

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