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The Lanier Law Firm
Houston Office

Our Houston office is located in Northwest
Houston just off the Sam Houston Tollway,
a short drive from the Bush Intercontinental
Airport and Downtown.
Houston

10940 W. Sam Houston

Pkwy N. Suite 100

Houston, TX 77064

Experienced Houston Attorneys

The Lanier Law Firm is one of the world’s leading law firms for personal injury claims, mesothelioma claims, and business litigation. Our experienced Houston attorneys have achieved historical results for our clients by standing up to some of the largest and wealthiest companies in the world.

The Lanier Law Firm represents clients who need a legal team that is willing to go beyond cookie-cutter solutions on their behalf. In the words of our founder Mark Lanier:

“I started this law firm in 1990 because I wanted a law firm of lawyers and support staff that are passionate about what they do, that are skilled at what they do, and that are willing to travel whatever length the travel may be, on however long a road it may be, to see justice.”

Mark Lanier

Who is Mark Lanier?

Who is Mark Lanier?

Mark Lanier is an innovative civil law attorney who is nationally recognized as one of the top civil trial lawyers in the world. He has gained acclaim through his unconventional methods of connecting with juries and winning historical verdicts in landmark cases.

Mr. Lanier regularly uses cutting-edge technology and engaging visuals in court to provide juries with a better understanding of his cases. In one instance, Mr. Lanier used a life-sized skeleton and red tissue paper to show the jury the full extent of the plaintiff’s injuries.

During the doctor’s testimony, Mr. Lanier inserted a piece of red tissue paper into the areas of the skeleton the doctor described as injured. By the conclusion of the demonstration, the jury had developed a deeper comprehension of the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries.

Mr. Lanier has also used Legos, veined cheese, and a bale of hay to illustrate his points. His premise is that his job is to ensure the jury sees the truth, because the truth is what wins.

Mark Lanier

Who is Mark Lanier?

Mark Lanier is an innovative civil law attorney who is nationally recognized as one of the top civil trial lawyers in the world. He has gained acclaim through his unconventional methods of connecting with juries and winning historical verdicts in landmark cases.

Mr. Lanier regularly uses cutting-edge technology and engaging visuals in court to provide juries with a better understanding of his cases. In one instance, Mr. Lanier used a life-sized skeleton and red tissue paper to show the jury the full extent of the plaintiff’s injuries.

During the doctor’s testimony, Mr. Lanier inserted a piece of red tissue paper into the areas of the skeleton the doctor described as injured. By the conclusion of the demonstration, the jury had developed a deeper comprehension of the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries.

Mr. Lanier has also used Legos, veined cheese, and a bale of hay to illustrate his points. His premise is that his job is to ensure the jury sees the truth, because the truth is what wins.

Mark Lanier’s notable accomplishments encompass all areas of personal injury law, mesothelioma claims, and business litigation, including the following:

  • A verdict of more than $9 billion against the diabetes drug Actos
  • A significant settlement on behalf of 130 Ingersoll Rand employees in a business litigation matter over unpaid bonuses
  • A $483 million verdict for a small oil company in a business fraud case against a large oil provider
  • A $115 million verdict on behalf of 21 asbestos steel mill workers
  • The largest verdict in Texas in 2016 and the third largest the same year

Mark Lanier operates a popular trial academy for other attorneys and has earned the respect of his peers, having been recognized with multiple awards, including the following:

  • Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Houston Lawyer of the Year for mass tort litigation in 2018
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Compassionate Gladiator Award
  • The Texas Trailblazer Award of 2019
  • The Keith Givens Visionary Award in 2022

Houston Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is a deadly illness that afflicts people who have been exposed to asbestos approximately 10 to 40 years after exposure, and sometimes later. In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure also causes asbestosis and lung cancer. Asbestos is a painful condition characterized by scarring of the lungs.

Defeating the Asbestos Companies

Asbestos exposure occurred because asbestos manufacturers, distributors, and employers who profited from asbestos actively concealed the dangers of asbestos exposure for nearly a half-century after they became aware of its risks. These are large, powerful companies that continue to this day to fight against liability.

Why Choose a Specialized Mesothelioma Law Firm

Mesothelioma cases require highly specialized knowledge and should only be handled by law firms that specialize in mesothelioma. The Lanier Law Firm has more than 30 years of experience handling mesothelioma cases. During that time, we have acquired an extensive library of asbestos products.

Many of our clients are shocked to be diagnosed with mesothelioma because they were unaware of their exposure to asbestos. Our extensive collection enables us to show our clients pictures of household, workplace, and industrial exposure sources so they can identify the liable parties.

We spend significant time with each client going through an entire life history including work history, places where you have lived, and items you have owned. Through this process, our Houston asbestos attorneys develop special relationships with clients and their families, who are more than just clients to us.

Meet Sam Taylor, Managing Attorney of the Houston Asbestos Section

Lanier Law Attorney

Sam Taylor is a successful trial lawyer and Texas native who has been rated in the top five percent of Texas lawyers. He has successfully tried more than 50 civil trials and 40 personal injury trials, including mesothelioma cases. He is board-certified in civil trial law and has been named a fellow of the Texas Bar Association.

Mr. Taylor says, “I can genuinely say from Mark Lanier all the way to the rest of us who work in the firm, lawyers and staff alike, there is a common compassion for these people—these people that are stricken with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos through no fault of their own. That is a quality to the law firm where I work—The Lanier Law Firm—that is not found everywhere.”

Our Mesothelioma Results

The Lanier Law Firm has had remarkable success standing up to large asbestos companies on behalf of individuals with asbestos-related illnesses, such as the following:

  • $4.69 billion against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of 22 women in the first trial linking asbestos in baby powder to ovarian cancer, a verdict that was upheld by the Missouri State Supreme Court and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court for $2.1 billion
  • $7 million on behalf of a Louisiana man exposed to asbestos
  • $3.7 million on behalf of an 82-year-old Navy veteran exposed to asbestos during his service
The Lanier Team

Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury law provides civil remedies for individuals who are severely injured because of the negligence of others. The Houston personal injury lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm represent clients in a large array of personal injury cases.

Houston Product Liability Lawyers

Product liability is a type of personal injury law that holds manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable when their products injure consumers. This can include tools, toys, foods, pesticides, and general consumer goods. One of the most common categories of product liability lawsuits are defective drugs and medical devices.

When a large number of patients suffer similar effects from the same products, the cases may become a mass tort, resulting in multidistrict litigation, or MDL.

Attorney Richard D. Meadow

Rick Meadow, The Lanier Law Firm’s National Mass Tort Leader

Rick Meadow has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in a large variety of mass tort cases. He has successfully tried more than 25 cases to verdict and settled tens of millions of dollars in claims.

Mass Tort Case Results

The Lanier Law Firm has an impressive history of results in handling mass torts, including the following:

Houston Automobile Accident Attorneys

Automobile accidents are among the most common types of personal injury cases. Injuries from automobile accidents may include broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, and organ damage.

Car Accident Cases

Car accident cases are often resolved through an insurance company. Insurance companies are well-known for taking advantage of unrepresented individuals.

Even with representation, an insurance company may sneakily try to persuade you to accept a lowball offer and sign your rights away. If this fails, they are hoping you will at least make statements they can use against you.

Insurance companies typically know better than to try these tactics with The Lanier Law Firm. They know The Lanier Law Firm is unafraid to take them to court and that we have a track record of prevailing.

When an insurance company realizes you are represented by The Lanier Law Firm, it is more likely to offer a generous settlement.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Although plenty of options exist for getting home safely after drinking, drunk driving accidents are still among the top causes of car crashes. Drunk driving car accidents are especially devastating because the other drivers usually sustain the most severe injuries through no fault of their own.

Commercial Truck Accident Cases

Truck accidents are more dangerous than car accidents because they tend to be significantly larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. Accidents that may have been minor if only involving passenger vehicles can be catastrophic when a commercial vehicle is involved.

Truck accidents are especially common in West Texas, which is home to the infamous “death highway.” It is rife with trucks that support the booming oil industry, and due to demand, trucking companies frequently hire drivers that are poorly trained or unqualified.

Commercial truck accident cases are more complex than car accident cases. If you are in a truck accident in Texas, commercial drivers are liable for their own negligence. You can sue the trucking company only if you can prove in a separate hearing the trucking company was liable.

A trucking company may be liable in the following circumstances:

  • The driver was overworked.
  • The driver was poorly trained.
  • The trucking company failed to perform the required background checks.
  • The truck was improperly maintained.
  • The trucking company’s expectations were unreasonable.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often occur when drivers don’t see them. Motorcycle riders are legally entitled to use the Texas roadways, and drivers have an obligation to watch for them. A motorcycle rider faces heightened risks of both experiencing an accident and experiencing serious injury should an accident occur.

Pedestrian Accidents

Those injured in pedestrian accidents in Texas often face severe, life-changing injuries due to the lack of protection from the many dangers on the road. In many cases, drivers of motor vehicles are to blame for pedestrian accidents by failure to yield the right of way, inattention, or speeding.

Liability in Automobile Accidents

The Lanier Law Firm aggressively pursues maximum compensation for our clients. One method of maximizing compensation is identifying all liable parties. In addition to the insurance company of the driver, the following parties may also be liable for an automobile accident:

  • A vehicle owner who was not driving
  • An employer
  • The manufacturer of a defective part
  • An auto mechanic
  • A government entity that failed to maintain a roadway
Gavel and Stethoscope

Houston Wrongful Death Attorneys

When a loved one is tragically taken too soon because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or deliberate conduct, the family of the victim may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys have vast experience getting justice for families who have lost loved ones in this manner.

Your family may be eligible for substantial compensation that includes the pain and suffering of the deceased, burial expenses, the lost earnings of the deceased, mental anguish, and loss of companionship.

Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider breaches a duty to provide a reasonable standard of care, resulting in harm. Medical malpractice is an egregious violation of the sacred trust between a health care provider and a patient, and the attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm are dedicated to holding health care providers accountable.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Houston

A catastrophic injury is an injury that is permanently disabling. These injuries typically result in substantial compensation due to their physical and psychological toll and the loss of a lifetime of income. Examples of catastrophic injuries include the following:

Workplace Accident Lawyers in Houston

Injuries in the workplace are far too common and almost always preventable. One of the most hazardous industries in Houston is the construction industry, where workers are often injured by the following:

  • Falls, especially from heights
  • Being struck by an object
  • Being caught between objects
  • Crushing
  • Electrocution

The construction industry is far from the only dangerous occupation. Texas is a well-known home of the oil industry, and oil rig accidents are often deadly. Injuries on oil rigs are often caused by faulty equipment and may include the following:

Explosions can happen in a variety of industries, including on oil rigs and construction sites. Explosions may be the result of flammable fluids, chemical reactions, electrical arcs, and natural gas.

If you are injured in the workplace, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim. In some cases, you can also sue third parties other than your employer, such as a negligent third party, manufacturer, or premises owner. If you are not eligible for workers’ compensation, you may have a claim against your employer.

The Lanier Law Firm has a long track record of success helping workers recover the compensation they need through workers’ compensation and liable third parties, including the following:

  • $56.3 million verdict against Caterpillar, Inc. and Holt Texas for a construction worker paralyzed while using defective equipment
  • $5.5 million on behalf of a worker in Lubbock with severe head injuries after a fall at West Star Transportation
  • $1.95 million verdict for a construction worker injured on a job site

Houston Business Litigation Lawyers

The Lanier Law Firm has a long, successful history in business law. Alex Brown, managing attorney of The Lanier Law Firm’s commercial litigation section, has extensive experience on all sides of complex business litigation.

Mr. Brown has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer and named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He has played a leading role in multiple large verdicts won by The Lanier Law Firm, including the $9 billion Actos verdict and more than $1.5 billion in verdicts against major pharmaceutical companies.

The Lanier Law Firm’s Houston business litigation attorneys are currently representing the state of Texas in an antitrust case against Google, which has been transferred to MDL. Our law firm has also taken on several high-profile environmental cases against companies in Indiana and California involving toxic groundwater.

Our successful verdicts include:

  • 417 million verdicts in a business fraud case against Amoco
  • $6.2 million settlement with Bank of America for attorney’s fees
  • A precedent-setting settlement with a national sugar association trade group
  • A sizable settlement for Retractable Technologies in an antitrust lawsuit against Becton Dickinson & Company that formed the basis of the movie Puncture

Mr. Brown says, “When the other side sees The Lanier Law Firm in a demand letter or in a lawsuit, they pay attention because they know that we’re for real, and we try cases. And not every lawyer can say that.”

Community Involvement

The Lanier Law Firm is dedicated to making a difference in the communities where we live and work. We strive to make Houston a better home for everyone by supporting local charities, including the Houston Food Bank, Barc Pet Adoption, the SIRE Therapeutic Equestrian Center, and The Bowery Mission.

A Reputation You Can Trust

The Lanier Law Firm has been honored over the years with the following designations from our peers:

  • Best Law Firm, Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News
  • Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdict by Courtroom View Network
  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA
  • Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Houston by Texas Lawyer


These honors are an indication of the difference we have made in the lives of thousands of clients who were facing the hardest times in their lives. This is what we are most proud of at The Lanier Law Firm.

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