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Fire at Texas ExxonMobil Oil Refinery Injures Several People

An ExxonMobil oil refinery fire took place on December 23, 2021. At least four people required hospitalization as a result of the fire. A refinery manager indicated the fire may have started from an explosion. A fire breaks out at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Baytown, Texas. Photo Credit: Molly Fitzpatrick, Reuters What do oil refineries do? …

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Mark Lanier Discusses Landmark Opioid Verdict with Journalist Gene Valicenti

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 operated by Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart for the role they played in the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic which has claimed thousands of lives and cost communities billions of dollars. Mark …

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

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 – Retail pharmacies operated by Walmart, CVS and Walgreens have been hit with a historic jury verdict finding that they failed to follow guidelines that would have curtailed the staggering distribution …

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Mark Lanier Again Named Among Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the 2022 Benchmark Litigation guide to the nation’s finest litigators. Editors at the publication used attorney surveys, client-based research and a review of recent casework in developing the list. This marks the sixth consecutive year that …

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Lanier Law Firm’s Appellate Practice Honored by National Law Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lanier Law Firm was among 24 national firms honored for excellence in appellate work during the past year at the National Law Journal’s Legal Awards event in Washington, D.C. The annual awards highlight the top litigation and appellate practices in specific areas, as well as individual attorneys. As one of the …

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Rick Meadow Named to Executive Committee of The National Trial Lawyers

HOUSTON — The Lanier Law Firm’s Richard “Rick” Meadow has been named to the Executive Committee of The National Trial Lawyers Association, a prestigious professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. The group provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and …

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Nine Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Honored on 2021 List of Texas Super Lawyers

HOUSTON – Nine attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm have earned spots on the 2021 TexasSuper Lawyerslist.   Firm founder W. Mark Lanier was named one of the Top 10 attorneys in the state for the 14th consecutive year based on his work in class actions and mass torts. Mr. Lanier is considered one of the nation’s top trial attorneys, with more than $20 billion in jury verdicts during his …

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Lanier, Brown Recognized Among Nation’s Top Financial Litigators

HOUSTON – Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier and Alex Brown, the Managing Attorney of the firm’s Business Litigation section, have been named to the list of the nation’s 500 Leading Lawyers representing plaintiffs in financial litigation by the legal media guide Lawdragon. Each year, the Lawdragon editorial staff develops the list by researching top …

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