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The Lanier Law Firm is a full-service law firm that provides high-quality digital resources for individuals and business entities seeking information in any of the practice areas we serve.

Innovative Legal Expertise

The Lanier Law Firm has been providing clients with exceptional legal expertise since 1990. The firm was founded based on Firm Founder Mark Lanier‘s vision; to provide the highest quality Legal Care delivered in an honest, professional manner that serves to enrich others’ lives and businesses.

The firm has attracted a strong team of top legal talent serving clients from offices in Texas, New York, and California. Our highly specialized client advocates cover a variety of practice areas including asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical liability, business litigation, product liability, and personal injury including truck accidents, construction accidents, and injuries sustained from oil rig accidents or pipeline explosions. Our strong representation across a variety of legal disciplines has not gone unnoticed by large industry players who seek to hire us to navigate their own disputes. Clearly, they know that it’s better to have The Lanier Law Firm with them than against them.

The Lanier Law Firm has the resources, experience, and legal expertise required to guide individuals and businesses throughout the entire litigation process. Over the years, The Lanier Law Firm has made a name for itself with its unique approach to addressing client concerns. The legal team strives to contrive effective and innovative solutions that push beyond the traditional approaches practiced by firms of comparable size and reach.

The attorneys of Lanier Law Firm never settle for less than our clients deserve. After more than 30 years of specialized experience and celebrated verdicts, many of the individual attorneys within The Lanier Law Firm have received recognition in their specialty practice areas. Many of them have been honored as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and been named to prestigious attorney rankings across the nation.

The content published across The Lanier Law Firm website has been thoroughly investigated and approved by the highly specialized, relevant attorneys at the firm. The Lanier Law Firm is proud to be represented by the selected attorneys who have proven themselves as trustworthy advocates. The content on our site is thoroughly vetted to ensure integrity. When the elected attorneys review the content, they rely on years of hands-on practice experience along with the expert learnings of their colleagues at The Lanier Law Firm.

The majority of the content published on The Lanier Law Firm website is written by the following content reviewers and managers. That which they do not write, they exercise due diligence in trying to prevent misinformation. As part of the vetting process, they will confirm industry facts using both national and international media outlets as well as LexisNexis, a legal data mining platform.

The Lanier Law Firm Specializations

The Lanier Law Firm has worked on highly complex cases and never backs down from a challenge. The firm has recovered over $10 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of individual clients. The firm has also been involved in some of the largest mass tort and class action lawsuits in America, helping thousands of people who were victims of circumstances outside their control.

In addition to the firm’s groundbreaking work on behalf of individuals, the team has extensively advocated on behalf of businesses. The cases we take on involve breach of contract, patent infringement, oil and gas litigation, employment disputes, antitrust, fraud, and other causes of action.

Contributors and Credentials

These attorneys were selected to lead The Lanier Law Firm’s content review because they are respected as strong legal writers and thought leaders in their respective areas.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

The Lanier Law Firm is one of the most experienced asbestos litigation law firms in the world, with our experience in these cases spanning more than two decades. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to fatal illnesses and the most prevalent among these is Mesothelioma. Attorney, Sam E. Taylor, is the key contributor for the Asbestos and Mesothelioma content on our website. Sam is the Managing Attorney of the asbestos litigation section in the firm’s Houston office.

Sam attained his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico and has been board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 20 years. He is also board certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has successfully tried to verdict over 50 civil jury trials in state district courts and federal district courts. As lead counsel, he has tried over 40 personal injury jury trials, including cases involving mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, wrongful death, quadriplegia, serious burns, brain injuries, and other serious personal injuries. He is proud to be a voice for these victims and continues to play an integral role in convincing major insurance companies to pay out reasonable settlements.

Personal Injury, Product Liability, Maritime Litigation

All Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Maritime Law content is reviewed by Attorney, Judson Waltman. Jud is known for his empathetic approach to every case that comes his way. He has dedicated his life and professional practice to advocating for vulnerable people in need of strong representation. Jud is the Managing Attorney in the firm’s Houston office covering Personal Injury, Product Liability and Maritime Litigation. He is often relied upon by other members of the firm to provide high-quality guidance as an area expert on Maritime Safety Rules and Standards.

Jud Waltman earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. He is also licensed to practice in New York State. He has achieved national recognition for his legal practice by the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation. Jud was awarded the prestigious AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.

Dangerous Device, Pharmaceutical, Medical Malpractice

All Dangerous Device, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Malpractice content is reviewed by Attorney, Evan Janush. Evan is the Managing Attorney of the firm’s New York Office. Evan has significant experience representing clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives, including legal matters involving business litigation, pharmaceutical mass tort litigation, antitrust and class-action litigation, and working on behalf of employees in discrimination and whistleblower actions. Thanks to his zealous representation, the firm has obtained substantial recoveries on behalf of those who have been catastrophically injured or killed due to dangerous devices, pharmaceuticals, and medical malpractice.

Evan Janush earned his Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is admitted to the State Bar of New York, the State Bar of Connecticut, and the following U.S. Courts: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Arkansas, and for the Western District of Arkansas. Attorney Janush has been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters since 2013 in the New York Metro area for his work in the firm’s pharmaceutical and product liability mass tort practice areas. He has received annual recognition as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010.

Business Litigation

The Business Litigation Practice Group was created to assist business clients facing unfair and illegal business practices in the marketplace. Our firm takes on cases involving both foreign and domestic business practices. These proceedings consist of breach of contract, patent infringement, oil and gas litigation, employment disputes, antitrust, fraud, and other causes of action.

The expert on Business Litigation content topics is Attorney Alex J. Brown. Alex is the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Business Litigation section. Alex is a brilliant, analytical thinker who specializes in Business Litigation and Pharmaceutical Liability. Prior to joining Lanier Law Firm, he represented multinational corporations in complex business disputes.

Alex Brown earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. He has been admitted to the State Bar of Texas. He is an active member of the American Association of Justice, American Bar Association, and the International Dispute Resolution Centre. Alex has received national recognition as a Texas Rising Star and Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He was selected to join the ranks of exclusive lawyers by the following organizations: the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America; The Legal 500 – the world’s largest legal referral guide; and the Top-Rated Lawyers for International Law & International Trade for American Lawyers.

Issue and Appeals

All Issues and Appeals content is reviewed by legal expert Attorney Kevin P. Parker. Kevin is the Managing Attorney of the Issues and Appeals Section of The Lanier Law Firm. As a key player in the firm, his expertise is often relied upon to provide incomparable insight into the intricate appeals process. His dedication to supporting people in need expands to both inside and outside of the courtroom as a volunteer member of the following organizations: the Christian Legal Society, the board of elders for Cypress Bible Church, and the board of directors for Houston Legal Aid Center.

Kevin Parker attained his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law. He has been admitted to the State Board of Texas. He is board-certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also licensed in the following courts: Texas state and federal courts; The United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth Eighth, and Tenth Circuits; The U.S. Supreme Court. Kevin has personally handled over 20 cases at the appeals court level. His Issues and Appeals practice group was among 24 national firms honored for excellence in appellate work by the National Law Journal’s Legal Awards. He has received national recognition for his astounding legal career by being honored as Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He was elected to join lists of top-ranking lawyers by the following organizations: Best Lawyers in America list by S. News and World Report; the Lawdragon 500 – Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers; and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Kevin was also awarded the prestigious AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement

In addition to the law firm’s successful growth in the legal industry, The Lanier Law Firm has dedicated its vast resources to a separately held, yet incredibly important goal: to become a notable contributor to our communities.

Every day, The Lanier Law Firm attorneys take steps to engage in the local communities we serve and make a positive impact. We act on our beliefs in the form of financial contributions to life-saving medical research, promoting educational opportunities, assisting with pet adoptions, and doing our best to make a positive impact on communities in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. The firm’s attorneys and staff will often donate their time to provide hands-on assistance to non-profit groups that are working to improve the lives of the less fortunate.

Website’s Purpose exists to provide the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information to support readers in making decisions regarding a variety of legal situations.

Like many law firms, our website was originally created to create an online presence for the law firm itself. Over time, the website’s purpose has evolved as our team of legal experts have continued to win settlements and build a digital library of useful resources. is now focused on the overarching goal of educating readers.

Our team embraces ethical journalism practices, including presenting clear, unbiased information. Every piece of content on this website has been objectively verified. You will find only credible and traceable sources linked to within the content.


Every situation The Lanier Law Firm legal team faces is unique.

Our overall goal is to help people. Whether we are disentangling an individual’s intricate personal injury case or providing sound legal advice on patent infringement, our objective is to only supply relevant and accurate information. We understand all website visitors are real people who need answers as clearly as possible. At, the objective is to translate complexity across all of our practice areas for our readers.

Lanier Law Firm’s Audience

The audience for Lanier Law Firm includes, but is not limited to…

  • People who have suffered due to the negligence or carelessness of others and would like to know their rights
  • People who believe they have been exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos or other harmful chemicals
  • People who want to know more about the process regarding personal injury claims
  • People who want thorough, unbiased, and educational information about the legal landscape
  • People who have been injured due to a defective product or medication
  • People who have been harmed by the direct or indirect actions of medical professionals
  • People who have been injured on the job, and would like information about their rights
  • People who have witnessed wrongdoings within their workplace and are seeking guidance to right the wrongs
  • People who have sustained a debilitating injury and cannot work
  • People who would like information about commercial litigation
  • People who are seeking legal counsel for their company regarding domestic or international disputes
  • People who are interested in retaining an attorney for their case
  • People who are currently practicing attorneys seeking information into Lanier Law Firm’s practice areas
  • People who are engaged in an ongoing lawsuit and have questions
  • People who want to stay up to date with U.S. legal news
  • Members of the media, researchers and experts

Topical Coverage

The attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm act as strong advocates on behalf of victims nationwide from our offices in Texas, New York, and California. The Lanier Law Firm represents clients in all types of litigation, including asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical liability, business litigation, and product liability. The firm will also pursue personal injury including truck accidents, construction accidents, and injuries sustained from oil rig accidents or pipeline explosions as applicable. Accordingly, the content on this site focuses on litigation in the form of educational and informative pieces of content.

The key contributors for the website pull inspiration from direct case experience for the topics on this website.

These topics include asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical liability, business litigation, personal injury, product liability, truck accidents, construction accidents, car accidents, oilfield accidents, maritime accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, issues and appeals, and federal employers’ liability act claims, safety guides, and legal articles outlining the litigation process.

Throughout you will find consistently updated information shared regarding our law firm’s wins on behalf of our clients. We are one of the top asbestos litigation law firms in the world, a ranking that has not gone unnoticed by major corporations as they seek to hire us to navigate class action and mass tort cases on their behalf. Resource guides are often created to educate our readers on Maritime Safety, Trucking and Human Trafficking, Antitrust Lawsuits, and more.

Editorial Control

As the in-house legal experts in their respective areas, our key contributors retain full editorial control for content published across the website. There are efforts made behind the scenes to ensure the website operates completely independently of external influences; for example, the website does not accept money for advertising. Our skillful attorneys encourage suggestions and feedback from colleagues and internal teams within The Lanier Law Firm, who may at times recommend topics and changes for the website based on the evolving needs of its readers. may consider external ideas and sources for content; however, the website publishes only original content. We operate at the highest levels of integrity and maintain excellence across all published content.

Reader Engagement

The team at The Lanier Law Firm invites you to contact us with feedback and questions. The dedicated attorneys of The Lanier Law Firm seek justice for people regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and economic status. Reach out if you are in need of support.

Editorial Integrity

The legal authorities jointly declare these guiding principles as indispensable to ensuring responsible legal journalism.


Our law firm has grown as large as it has through putting clients’ needs first. As a legal advocate, you need to know when it’s best for the client to push through negotiations or to settle outside of court. Our attorneys are encouraged to share their expert opinions and our web content reflects this approach. By relaying such information in an open, honest manner we successfully display possibilities and situations for each legal area.


The Lanier Law Firm has made a name for itself as a force of nature in the legal industry. Our innovative legal approaches have proven to be our firm’s secret weapon both inside and outside the courtroom. These operations are part of the reason clients started trusting us. Our different specialties are what make us strong, and as such The Lanier Law Firm is consistently hiring top talent from different backgrounds to provide new perspectives. Our top-level attorneys have the intellectual flexibility to alter their frame of reference for otherwise familiar cases.


Prior to being published, the content written for this website undergoes a rigorous verification process. Our goal is to produce infallible content that is both accessible and constructive. We understand the importance of educating individuals and business entities on litigation procedures. With so much at stake, knowledge is power; by helping our clients understand what to expect in the legal process we intend to forestall anxiety.


Our content creation process is designed to keep our clients’ experiences in mind at the heart of every article. We strive to create a space that feels safe for our clients to be open regarding their unique circumstances. Content Types

The Lanier Law Firm provides a curated collection of content for our readers.

Evergreen Pages

These pages are written with the goal of sharing background information into The Lanier Law Firm’s history, attorneys, and practice areas. We often update the Case Results section to present an overview of our most notable outcomes.

Honors & Awards

We are proud of our attorney’s accomplishments both inside and outside the courtroom.

Community Involvement

The Lanier Law Firm is enthusiastic about lifting up our communities. Read about our latest commitments as we proudly support individuals, communities and charitable organizations through donations of money, time, or both.


We are honored to receive referrals from other lawyers, whether they are local or not. Placing your trust in our team to fight on your behalf is not something we take lightly.


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Knowledge Resources | Guides

We invite readers to explore our knowledge bank of regularly updated resources. The attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm want the best outcome for our readers, whether that involves utilizing our resource links or contacting an attorney for legal advice.


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Linking Policy

The Lanier Law Firm welcomes external organizations, individuals, nonprofits and other law firms to link to if they share our vision of educating the public. The Lanier Law Firm does not condone parties to exercise directly pasting select pieces of our content, but rather we request our articles be shared in full and hyperlinked to the original source content, in order to fully represent the accurate and valuable information contained therein.


The Lanier Law Firm strives to correct any erroneous information in a timely manner. If you see an error anywhere on the site, please contact us.