“Best Law Firms” Again Includes Lanier

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm once again has earned selection as one of the country’s best law firms in the annual survey published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

The firm is ranked in the Metropolitan Tier 1 for Houston in the 2011 “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm also earned a Tier 1 ranking in 2010, the first year the survey was conducted.

One of the nation’s premier trial firms, The Lanier Law Firm is recognized by Best Lawyers based on the firm’s work representing plaintiffs in mass tort litigation and class actions. In addition to the firm honors, The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier also has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the Houston “Lawyer of the Year” for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class-action claims.

Mr. Lanier served as lead counsel in the first courtroom trial over the controversial pain medication Vioxx. His win in that case is widely credited with helping spur a $4.85 billion settlement for thousands of plaintiffs in one of the biggest class-actions in U.S. history.

To compile the Best Law Firms guide, researchers from U.S. News and Best Lawyers surveyed thousands of lawyers and law firm clients. The final results are published in the Best Law Firms publication in November 2011, and available online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

The Lanier Law Firm routinely earns recognition for its courtroom success and community involvement. The firm provides significant support to numerous charitable efforts, including providing education and healthcare outreach through Guatemala SANA, assisting women and children affected by domestic violence through My Sister’s Place, and sponsoring Texas children’s scholarships and agricultural education programs through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s calf scramble.

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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