Honors & Awards

Trial Lawyer of the Year – National Trial Lawyers

Members of the invitation-only National Trial Lawyers selected Mark Lanier as the group’s 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year for plaintiff litigation and have also included him among the 50 Most Influential Lawyers in the U.S.


Largest Verdict – VerdictSearch and NLJ

The Lanier Law Firm’s $4.69 billion trial win on behalf of 22 women who alleged that decades of daily use of Johnson & Johnson’s asbestos-laden talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer is the largest verdict delivered in the U.S. in 2018, The National Law Journal reports.


Best Law Firms – U.S. News

The Lanier Law Firm has once again been named one of the best law firms in the nation in the prestigious annual Best Law Firms guide assembled by U.S. News and World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

Award Name & WinnerGranting OrganizationDate
Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation in Houston - Mark LanierBest Lawyers in America/BL Rankings2020
Best Law Firms, Tier 1 Ranking - The Lanier Law FirmU.S. News/Best Lawyers2013-2020
Best Lawyers in America - 12 Lanier AttorneysBest Lawyers/BL Rankings2020
Most Impressive Plaintiff VerdictCourtroom View Network2019
America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Mark LanierChambers USA2012-2019
Trial Lawyer of the Year - Mark LanierNational Trial Lawyers2019
Elite Trial Lawyers Award - Mark LanierNational Law Journal2015-2019
Top 10 Super Lawyers in Texas - Mark LanierThomson Reuters2007, 2009, 2010, 2012-2019
Texas Super Lawyers - 9 Lanier AttorneysThomson Reuters2019
New York Super Lawyers - 3 Lanier AttorneysThomson Reuters2019
Largest Verdict in the nation in 2018 (#1) VerdictSearch and NLJ2019
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America - Mark LanierBenchmark Litigation2017-2019
500 Leading Lawyers in America - Mark LanierLawdragon2007-2019
MVP in Product Liability Litigation - Mark LanierLaw3602018
Leading Lawyers in Plaintiffs' Dispute Resolution - Mark LanierThe Legal 500 U.S. Edition2018-2019
Lawyer of the Year, Mass Tort/Class Actions in Houston - Mark LanierBest Lawyers in America/BL Rankings2018, 2016, 2012
Lawyer of the Year, PI Litigation in Houston - Mark LanierBest Lawyers in America/BL Rankings2017
Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame - Mark LanierNational Trial Lawyers2017
Largest Verdict in TexasVerdictSearch and Texas Lawyer2016
Fourth Largest Verdict in the NationVerdictSearch and NLJ2016
Lifetime Achievement Award - Mark LanierAmerican Association for Justice (AAJ)2015
Texas Litigation Firm of the Year: Mid-Size FirmsTexas Lawyer2015
Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award - Mark LanierTexas Bar Foundation2015
Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame - Mark LanierTexas Lawyer2014
Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms - The Lanier Law FirmLaw3602014