The Lanier Law Firm Recognized for Winning Two of Texas’ Largest Verdicts

HOUSTON – Two courtroom verdicts won by The Lanier Law Firm are featured among the top Texas jury awards of the past year in a special publication from Texas Lawyer, the state’s oldest independent legal newspaper.

The firm’s two successful verdicts are featured in Top Texas Verdicts of 2012, a compilation based on research by the verdict reporting service VerdictSearch. The listing of the top Texas verdicts during 2012 appears in the May 27, 2013, edition of Texas Lawyer.

In November 2012, The Lanier Law Firm won a $5.5 million verdict for a man who was injured while working at a trucking company in Lubbock, Texas. The verdict in Robison v. West Star Transportation Inc., No. 2009-546,118, ranked as the fourth largest workplace safety verdict in Texas during 2012, and No. 32 overall among the largest verdicts in the state last year. Firm founder Mark Lanier, who served as lead counsel for the plaintiff, won the case along with attorneys Jud Waltman, Dara Hegar and Dr. Robert Leone from The Lanier Law Firm, and Lubbock attorney Chris Carver.

In June 2012, The Lanier Law Firm’s Larry Wilson secured a $2.2 million verdict against a drunk driver who caused a 2010 car crash that left a Houston woman severely injured and killed the woman’s friend. The verdict in Maxwell v. Wiggins, No. 2010-58026, represents the 10th largest motor vehicle verdict of 2012, and the 48th largest verdict in the state last year.

Routinely recognized among the nation’s top litigation firms, The Lanier Law Firm recently earned selection as the Law Firm of the Year for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class action litigation in the 2013 “Best Law Firms survey published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

With offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, intellectual property, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, bad faith insurance claims and sports and entertainment law.

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