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Suffering from mesothelioma or a personal injury in Los Angeles? The Lanier Law Firm, a nationwide leader, fights for maximum compensation. Get a free consultation – call today!


2829 Townsgate Rd.
Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA 91361

The Los Angeles office of The Lanier Law Firm provides exceptional legal care to clients with personal injury claims, mesothelioma claims, and complex business disputes. Our experienced Los Angeles attorneys are nationally recognized for our historically large verdicts and consistent results on behalf of our clients.

Mark Lanier founded The Lanier Law Firm in 1990 in Houston, Texas, and opened the firm’s Los Angeles office in 2007. His vision was to ensure small businesses and individuals have a level playing field against corporations that would otherwise use their massive financial resources to gain an unfair advantage.

We define legal care as personalized advocacy combined with the most skillful representation available. We are passionate about getting justice for our deserving clients who have experienced harm through the careless or deliberate misdeeds of others.

Mark Lanier

Why Choose The Lanier Law Firm

The Lanier Law Firm has built a reputation as one of the most feared plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation. During our 3+ decades in practice, we have won nearly $20 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the following:

  • $502 million against DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson for defective hip implants
  • $115 million on behalf of 21 steelworkers who were harmed due to asbestos exposure
  • $5.5 million for a worker who suffered a severe fall
  • $6.2 million in a Bank of America settlement for attorney fees

These results are more than just numbers to us. They represent the difference we were able to make in the lives of real people experiencing the most difficult challenges of their lives. Our clients know we care. We regularly receive feedback from our clients.

"The Lanier Law Firm represented me on a case these past few years. Their sincere concern for my health, welfare, and case was genuine and greatly appreciated. They communicated with me throughout the process, made sure I understood my options and went above and beyond seeking the highest award for my injuries. I would highly recommend their legal services as they truly fulfilled their reputation as one of the best firms in the country."

The Lanier Team

Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm

Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have been severely injured because of the negligence of others. Negligence occurs when someone fails to exercise a reasonable duty of care. In some cases, more than one party is negligent.

Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers can provide a thorough investigation into the incident precipitating your injuries, identify all responsible parties, and pursue maximized compensation.

Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Catastrophic injuries are life-altering injuries that are typically permanent. These include injuries such as severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs and loss of bodily functions.

Wrongful Death Attorneys​

A wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligent or deliberate acts or omissions result in the death of another. In California, the immediate family members of the deceased are entitled to file a wrongful death claim.

Car Accident Attorneys

Car insurance companies often use tactics designed to take advantage of injured claimants who lack experience with personal injury law. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available.

Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accident cases are more complex than car accident cases because drivers of commercial vehicles cause these accidents in the line of duty. Trucking companies are typically liable for the negligence of their drivers. Our attorneys have significant experience handling truck accident cases.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle riders are at higher risk of experiencing an accident because drivers fail to watch for them. They also face a higher risk of experiencing catastrophic injuries. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys can reconstruct your accident and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Construction Accident Lawyers

Many construction accidents are caused by faulty safety equipment and unsafe conditions at the job site. If you are injured in a construction accident in L.A., our attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation claim and a civil lawsuit against liable third parties, such as manufacturers of faulty equipment.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Unfortunately, drunk driving continues to be one of the leading causes of all car crashes in Los Angeles. The drunk driving accident attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm can help you explore all avenues for getting the compensation and justice you deserve after an intoxicated driver hurts you in a crash.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrians in Los Angeles are more likely to suffer severe or catastrophic injuries in an accident. Drivers who speed or don't pay attention, combined with the lack of appropriate safety infrastructure, leave those on foot especially vulnerable to injuries or even death when they are involved in a pedestrian accident.

Slip and Fall Attorneys

Although all business owners or property managers must keep their premises safe, they often fail to do so. This can leave those who visit these properties at risk of injury. At The Lanier Law Firm, our slip and fall attorneys in Los Angeles can help you hold a commercial property owner or managers liable if you slip or otherwise get hurt due to negligence.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Los Angeles

If you suspect a Los Angeles healthcare provider’s mistake has caused you harm, you may have a medical malpractice case. Medical errors can have devastating consequences, leaving you with physical, emotional, and financial burdens. At The Lanier Law Firm, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are here to help.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider fails to meet the expected standard of care, resulting in your injury. This can include:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication mistakes
  • Failure to treat a condition properly
  • Hospital negligence

Our Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers will review your case to determine if you have a valid claim. We will then fight to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We will hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions.

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California Product Liability Lawyers

If you been hurt by a dangerous product in Los Angeles, you’re not alone. Defective products can cause serious injuries, leaving you with medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.

At The Lanier Law Firm, our experienced Los Angeles product liability lawyers are committed to holding manufacturers accountable for the harm they cause. With a proven track record of securing billions of dollars in compensation for our clients, we’ll fight tirelessly to get you the financial resources you deserve.

California product liability law protects consumers from unreasonably dangerous products. If a product is defective and causes you injury, the manufacturer may be held strictly liable for your damages, regardless of their intent.

There are three main types of product defects:

  • Design Defect: The product itself is inherently unsafe due to a flaw in its design.
  • Manufacturing Defect: A mistake is made during the product’s assembly or construction, causing it to be defective.
  • Marketing Defect (Failure to Warn): The manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings about the product’s potential risks.

Our Los Angeles product liability attorneys have experience with a wide range of cases, including:

  • Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices: Defective medications, implants, and other medical products can cause serious health problems.
  • Household Products: Faulty appliances, chemicals, and toys can lead to burns, poisoning, and other injuries.
  • Consumer Goods: Defective vehicles, power tools, and other consumer products can pose serious safety hazards.

When you’ve been injured by a defective product, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. The Lanier Law Firm will help you investigate the product defect by working to determine how and why the product was defective and gather evidence to support your claim. 

We’ll build a strong case by consulting with experts and medical professionals to document your injuries and damages. Finally, we’ll negotiate with the manufacturer and fight to get you a fair settlement offer. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we’ll take your case to court and fight for the compensation you deserve.

At the Lanier Law Firm, we have a long history of success in product liability cases, securing billions of dollars for our clients. We have the resources to take on powerful corporations and insurance companies. Our Los Angeles product liability lawyers are dedicated to providing personalized attention and support throughout your case.

If you’ve been injured by a defective product in Los Angeles, contact The Lanier Law Firm today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and answer your questions. We’re here to help you get the justice you deserve.

Pharmaceutical Liability Lawyers for Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

The Lanier Law Firm has a national reputation for holding pharmaceutical and medical device companies accountable for their negligence. These companies often prioritize profit over patient safety, promoting risky drugs and devices while hiding their dangers. This can have devastating consequences, causing serious injuries and even death.

Our Los Angeles pharmaceutical liability attorneys have been pioneers in pharmaceutical and medical device liability litigation, achieving landmark victories and substantial settlements for our clients:

  • VIOXX: We won the first-ever verdict against Merck for the dangerous painkiller VIOXX, leading to a $4.85 billion settlement.
  • Defective Hip Implants: We secured over $1 billion in combined verdicts against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson for their faulty metal-on-metal hip implants.
  • Opioid Crisis: We played a key role in holding pharmacies accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic, winning a historic verdict in Ohio and a $1.85 billion settlement in Houston.
  • Other Victories: We’ve achieved significant results for clients harmed by drugs like Actos, Chantix, and faulty medical devices like transvaginal mesh.

Holding these companies accountable is about more than just compensation. It’s about ensuring they prioritize patient safety and deter future misconduct. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous drug or medical device, contact The Lanier Law Firm today for a free consultation. We’ll fight tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve.

Los Angeles Business Litigation Law Firm​

The business litigation section of The Lanier Law Firm has been handling complex litigation cases involving the following for more than 30 years:

  • Antitrust
  • Breach of contract
  • Environmental cases
  • Fraud
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Whistleblower lawsuits
  • Employment disputes
  • Patent infringement
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We have successfully resolved business disputes through mediation, arbitration, and, when necessary, litigation. Strong negotiation and collaborative skills are essential components of successful business dispute resolution. Our results demonstrate that our attorneys are skilled in these areas.

Our Los Angeles business litigation attorneys are world-class trial lawyers with a reputation that motivates companies to settle cases outside of court rather than attempt to defeat us at trial. We are unafraid to take on cases against the largest companies in the world because our attorneys know how to prepare a strong case and win over a jury.

The Lanier Law Firm is currently involved in environmental litigation regarding toxic exposures in Canoga Park and a multi-state antitrust lawsuit against Google. Our law firm has been selected to take on key leadership roles in those cases.

Los Angeles Mesothelioma Law Firm

A mesothelioma law firm handles cases for individuals who have developed asbestos-related illnesses as a result of exposure to asbestos that may have occurred decades prior to diagnosis. Asbestos-related diseases include asbestosis, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.

The Culpability of Asbestos Companies

Asbestos exposure most commonly occurred on the job from the early 1900s until around 1980. Exposure to asbestos was also common in the military, particularly for Navy and Coast Guard personnel.

Asbestos exposure is not limited to occupational exposure. Individuals may have been exposed in their homes, at school, or in public spaces.

The companies responsible for exposing their workers and the public to asbestos knew the substance was dangerous for nearly 50 years before informing the public of this fact. Sadly, the asbestos industry participated in an active coverup to protect its profit margins.

Hundreds of thousands of people have consequently died from asbestos exposure. Despite the obvious liability of these companies, many of them are large corporations, and holding them accountable is not as straightforward as it would seem.

Experienced Los Angeles Mesothelioma Lawyers

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can be a shocking experience, especially if you were unaware that you had been exposed to asbestos. You must be able to prove how you were exposed to asbestos before you can sue anyone.

After you prove your source of exposure, you will need to determine what type of claim or claims you qualify for. If you are eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, you will have to face a large corporation that will most likely shift blame to another company or even claim you had a genetic predisposition to mesothelioma.

These obstacles can be insurmountable to a law firm that lacks experience handling these types of cases, but The Lanier Law Firm has been representing mesothelioma claimants for more than 25 years. We have resources that are unique to our law firm, such as:

  • An extensive inventory and picture library of asbestos products
  • Public and private documents, memos, and correspondence from asbestos companies
  • Relationships with leading experts in asbestos and asbestos diseases

When The Lanier Law Firm accepts your mesothelioma case, we will spend an extended amount of time with you to obtain a comprehensive life history and show you pictures of thousands of everyday items that contain asbestos. This will help us identify your exposure sources.

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit, trust fund claim, VA claim, or workers’ compensation claim. Our Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyers can determine which type of mesothelioma claims you qualify for. We prepare every case for court, but more than 95 percent of our cases end in fair and reasonable settlements.

Our Mesothelioma Case Results

Our mesothelioma case results include the following:

  • $4.5 million for a worker exposed to asbestos through joint compound
  • $2.577 for a worker exposed to asbestos through an oil rig and automotive brake mechanic work
  • $2.3 million for a California electrician exposed to asbestos at a naval shipyard
  • $1.5 million for the family of a deceased woman exposed to asbestos through cosmetic talc and her husband’s work

Who are our Los Angeles attorneys?

Our Los Angeles attorneys are world-class litigators who care about each client and have a reputation for being among the best in the country.

Mark Lanier

Mark Lanier

Founder Mark Lanier is known worldwide for his charismatic courtroom demeanor, ability to connect with juries, and technological savvy. He mentors other attorneys and is one of the most feared plaintiff’s attorneys in the country. He has received such acknowledgments as the following:

  • Legal 500 Hall of Fame
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, Benchmark Litigation
  • One of the top civil trial lawyers in America, according to the New York Times

Mark Lanier’s case results include the following:

  • A record-breaking $483 million verdict in a business fraud case against one of the nation’s
    largest oil producers
  • A $9 billion verdict against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly for harm caused by the diabetes drug Actos
  • A substantial settlement for Retractable Technologies in an antitrust case against Becton
  • Dickinson & Company, a verdict that landed Mark Lanier a cameo appearance as himself in the movie “Puncture”

Mark Lanier’s approach to law is personalized, compassionate, and skilled. He believes in going to whatever lengths it takes to pursue justice.

Rachel Lanier is the managing attorney of the Lanier Law Firm’s Los Angeles office and member of our esteemed Trial Team. She handles cases spanning personal injury, product and pharmaceutical liability, and mass torts. Mrs. Lanier’s work has led to impressive verdicts, including:

  • $4.6 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson where she represented 22 women who suffered from and/or died from ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder exposure
  • Over $1 billion in verdicts across two trials in the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL 2244 
  • A verdict against retail pharmacies operated by Walmart, CVS and Walgreens for failing to follow guidelines that would have limited the distribution of opioid painkillers.

Mrs. Lanier’s work has earned her the following recognition and awards:

  • Best Lawyers 2024 – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers 2024 – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers by U.S. News and World Report
  • Honored as a member of the National Trial Lawyers, Civil Plaintiff Top 40 under 40

Rachel Lanier

Attorney Rachel Lanier

Michael Akselrud

Attorney Michael A. Akselrud

Michael Akselrud is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm who focuses his practice in business litigation, personal injury, asbestos exposure, and product liability.

He has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Southern California since 2016 and named a Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer.

He has played an integral role in many of The Lanier Law Firm’s historic cases, including the groundbreaking verdict against Johnson & Johnson of $4.69 billion in the first-ever lawsuit connecting asbestos in baby powder to ovarian cancer.

Contact The Lanier Law Firm Today

The state of California limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for all types of claims. It is important to contact us as soon as possible for your business matter, personal injury case, or mesothelioma claim before time runs out. Contact a Los Angeles lawyer today to schedule your free consultation.

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