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.
Ms. Lanier is dedicated to representing injured clients and their families by pursuing justice for those who have been harmed by toxic substances and defective products. Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Lanier was an associate at a mid-sized firm in Manhattan, where she focused on representing individuals suffering from asbestos-induced diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Ms. Lanier is a native Houstonian and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Religion from Pepperdine University in California. She then pursued a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in New York, where she served as a legal advocate for domestic abuse victims through the Domestic Violence Litigation Clinic. She also worked as a teaching fellow for Dean Michael A. Simons, and was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellent Service for her extensive pro bono work.
Ms. Lanier is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, New York Bar Association, and New Jersey Bar Association. She further is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She enjoys speaking at Continuing Legal Education seminars, including the Annual Complex Litigation Symposium in Louisiana, about ethical attorney behavior. She has further been honored as a member of the National Trial Lawyers – Civil Plaintiff – Top 40 under 40 as well as she was asked to serve on the 2019 Executive Committee for The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
Ms. Lanier is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
When she is not passionately advocating for her clients, Ms. Lanier enjoys exploring New York City with friends and family, singing, painting, and playing guitar.
Ms. Lanier was recently featured on the Great Trials Podcast to discuss how she and other members of The Lanier Law Firm trial team secured the largest verdict in the U.S. in 2018.