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Caroline Mcleod - The Lanier Law Firm OTW

Personal Background

Ms. McLeod resides in Houston with her husband and their two Goldendoodles. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse and traveling.

Representative Cases

  • Key member of the firm’s trial team combatting the opioid epidemic that secured a verdict for two counties in Ohio against CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart
  • Helped secure a milestone opinion from the Supreme Court of Texas denying the sovereign immunity protection claims of GTECH, a contractor that produced and printed scratch-off tickets for the Texas Lottery Commission
  • Part of the team that protected a $2.11 billion judgment from a Missouri Court of Appeals against Johnson & Johnson in regard to 22 plaintiffs who allegedly contracted ovarian cancer through the use of talcum powder

Admissions and Certification

Licensed in:

  • Texas state and federal courts
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • J.D. – Texas Tech University School of Law, summa cum laude
  • Bachelor of Science – Texas A&M University


  • Best Lawyers “Ones To Watch” – 2024 – Appellate Practice
  • Recognized in the 2021 Thomson Reuters’ Rising Stars list
  • Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Texas
  • Earned individual recognition for her law review comment, which was published as the Outstanding Student Comment for Book 2, Volume 50 of the Texas Tech Law Review
  • Recipient of the Sprouse Shrader Smith Top Grade Award in Property Law
  • Earned the Top Grade Award in Legal Practice II and Employment Discrimination Law
  • Received the Distinction Award in Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law, Torts, Contracts, Water Law, Professional Responsibility, Employment Law, Nonprofit Organizations, and Legal Practice I
  • Lawdragon’s List of X – The Next Generation of 500 Leading Lawyers in America – Plaintiff Personal Injury, Class Actions

Community and Professional Activities

  • Order of the Coif as Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Executive board of the Texas Tech Law Review
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston and South Texas